AIA Jersey Shore shares the Passing of Gregg S. Sonnenfeld, AIA

February 2, 2023

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AIA Jersey Shore shares the Passing of Gregg S. Sonnenfeld, AIA

Architect, Gregg S. Sonnenfeld, AIA, lost his valiant fight with ALS on Monday, January 30, 2023.

Gregg was a member of the American Institute of Architects and was accredited by NCARB and licensed in several states. He was truly a master builder as a licensed architect and founder of Sonnenfeld and Trocchia Architects and as a builder and owner of Kofield Construction Company. His love and enthusiasm for architecture and design was equally measured by his passion to build.

Gregg was born on December 13, 1960, in Lakewood, NJ, to Fred and Natalie Sonnenfeld. He attended Lakewood High School, where he excelled at baseball as a catcher and was named to the Lakewood Hall of Fame.

Gregg attended Pratt Institute, studied in Italy and graduated from Pratt with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1985. In addition to continuing the family-run business, Kofield Construction, Inc., he founded Sonnenfeld & Trocchia Architects in 1991.

He married his devoted wife, Sandra, on February 14, 1987, and together, they built a life together in Aberdeen for 33 years. Gregg had a profound impact on his community, volunteering his time to Aberdeen Township and the local Babe Ruth League. He truly enjoyed his time coaching little league baseball. When Gregg was not on the baseball field with his son, you could find him fishing, listening to music, or hitting balls on the golf course.

Gregg lived his life with passion; his enthusiasm was contagious. Gregg has impacted many lives. His memory will continue to live on with those who knew him.
He was predeceased by his father, Fred, and his mother Natalie. He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Sandra, a son and daughter-in-law, Julian and Gia, his grandsons Grant and Blake, sisters Sheryl and Ellen, his loving brothers and sisters in-law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, at Temple Shalom of Aberdeen at 11 AM. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Keyport, NJ.

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