Isaiah B. “Ike” Sunanday
Isaiah B. “Ike” Sunanday, 32, of 478 Sunanday Lane, Allenwood, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the home of his mother in Watsontown. He fought the good fight and ran the good race to victory in Jesus!
He was born Feb. 9, 1982, in Danville, a son of Bradly J. Sunanday, of Allenwood and Julie K. (Weikel) Rearick, of Watsontown.
A 2000 graduate of Warrior Run High School, Ike also received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and a teaching certificate in health and physical education from Penn State University as well as a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Misericordia University.
Ike previously worked at the YMCA of Milton, Susquehanna Health, White Deer Treatment Center as a registered nurse and most recently worked at the Department of Welfare, Juvenile Detention Center, Danville.
A faithful follower of Jesus, he was a member of Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton, where he was a youth group leader and a member of the young adult group. Ike volunteered on numerous mission trips including the Red Cross Katrina Disaster Relief, Dream for Africa in Swaziland, Africa, Operation Mobilization Logos/Hope Ship in Aruba and Curacao, Christ Wesleyan Church Medical Mission in Guatemala, Life Church/Life Clinic of Allentown in Haiti and Kids Around the World playground ministry in Zambia, Africa.
Ike’s hobbies included creating and maintaining his “LOVE” hill on the family farm, running, biking, kayaking, playing on various softball and volleyball leagues and attending Little League World Series.
Surviving in addition to his parents are stepfather, Bruce Rearick, of Watsontown; stepmother, Diane Sunanday, of Allenwood; grandmother, Bertha Weikel, of Allenwood; one brother and one sister, Joshua Sunanday, of Allenwood and Jessica Sunanday, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Watsontown; one stepbrother and stepsister-in-law, Adam and April Rearick, of Muncy; three stepsisters and two stepbrothers in-law, Stephanie Rogers, of Spring Lake, N.C., Christine and Zack Parrish, of Muncy and Nicole and Branden Mestach, of Watsontown; an adopted Haitian brother, Simson Paul, of Leogane, Haiti; and a very special friend of the family, Sady Koch, of Turbotville.
Ike was predeceased by his grandparents, Harry and Lois Sunanday and Sterling “Stubby” Weikel.
Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Road, Milton, where a Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tim Hartzell, pastor of Faith Wesleyan Church, Williamsport and the Rev. Branden Mestach, pastor at Christ Wesleyan Church, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kids Around the World, 2424 Charles St., Rockford, IL 61108 or online at www.kidsaroundtheworld.com.
The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.