Recent Bonitz family events and news

 
DateEventName(s) and description
19 Sep 2018deceasedRobert Carl Bonitz of Guilford, CT, USA passed away, aged 79.
Robert was born in the Bronx, NY on November 2, 1938. He was the oldest child of Carl Bradley Bonitz and his wife Ruth Virginia Foster Bonitz.
Bob entered Stevens Institute of Technology at the age of sixteen where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. In 1958, Bob married Karen Thompson whom he met when they were seventeen and told her he wanted to marry on their first date. He joined Southern New England Telephone Company (SNET) upon his college graduation, relocating his young family to Connecticut to work for SNET. After first living in Bridgeport and Shelton, the family settled in Guilford in 1968.
In the 1980's, Bob fulfilled a life-long dream of following in his father's footsteps by running his own business and acquired Craft Contracting, a sheet metal business in West Haven. When his eyesight failed him four years later, he was forced to sell the business. He then used his Master's Degree in psychotherapy to become a Clinical Director at Highland Heights home for children in New Haven until his retirement.
Bob was a long-time volunteer with the Guilford Interfaith Volunteers Friendly Visiting program, making many friends with Guilford residents who were homebound over the years. A man of many interests and talents, Bob was an avid sailor of Rhodes 19 and J/24s and a member of the New Haven Yacht Club. He also loved fishing for pickerel and bass in the waters of Lake Quonnipaug and the East River in his lovingly restored Old Town canoe. An accomplished painter and woodworker, he collected O-gauge trains, expanding upon an original set he owned since childhood to build a large-scale model railroad layout that delighted generations of his family. Late in life he became a fiction writer. He published several books under the pseudonym RC Bonitz and was an active member of the New England chapter of the Romance Writers of America before retiring from writing last year.
Bob deeply loved his family and is survived by his wife of sixty years, Karen, his son Robert (Joy) and daughters Nancy Bowley (Mike), Susan (Tim Covello), Lisa Harris (John), and Amy (Addison Palmer), and grandchildren Chris Bowley (Melissa), Kevin Bowley (Melissa Gervais), Zoe and Olivia Covello, Sean and Rachel Harris, Lindsey, Hannah and Thomas Bonitz, Max and Ella Palmer, great grandchildren Conrad and Hudson Bowley, sister Ruth Vago (John), sister-in-law Gay Adams, and nieces. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Katherine Harris.
26 Mar 2018deceasedHoward J. Bonitz Sr., 90, of Wooster, passed away.
Howard was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Dunmore, Penn., the son of Jacob and Helen Fells Bonitz. He married Frances Barnes on Jan. 29, 1955. She preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 2017.
He had worked at Diebold for 29 years and then retired in 1996 after 10 years from the purchasing department at Wooster Community Hospital.
Surviving are his children, Patricia (Jim) Phipps and Howard J. Jr. (Mary) Bonitz both of Wooster; grandchildren, Gayle Phipps, Joshua (Mandi) Phipps, Jillian Phipps and Ryan (Stephanie) Bonitz; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Cooper Phipps; sisters, Edna Calderone of Scranton, Penn. and Joan (Charles) Aten of Covington, Ga.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Leroy and Ralph.
17 Feb 2018deceasedDavid Carl Bonitz died in Montgomery, AL, USA, 59 years old.
David was born June 5, 1958, in Seymour, Indiana, the middle son of William and Donna Bonitz. After completing nine years of Christian education at St. John Lutheran School, Indianapolis, Indiana, David graduated from Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, Indiana with the class of 1976. After high school, he enrolled at Purdue University, He enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling in Northern Wisconsin and vacationing with his parents and brothers during his youth.
David and Nancy Baugh Bonitz were united in marriage on January 2, 1982, while students at Purdue University. They graduated In May 1984. Their daughter, Jessica, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. In Oct. 1985, David's employment moved the family to Section, Alabama. God blessed David and Nancy with the birth of twin daughters, Faith and Hope. David enjoyed fishing, hiking and bike riding with his daughters, plus attending the many musicals and plays in which they each participated. David's career choice as construction supervisor moved him to many parts of Alabama within the next 21 years, even moving him for a year's employment working on solar panels in Arizona.
David Bonitz and Patsy Rowell were married on December 28, 2005, in Loachapoka, Alabama.
David is survived by his children: Jessica (Price) Lawrence, Faith and Hope Bonitz; his parents: William and Donna Bonitz; his brothers: Mark Bonitz and Timothy Bonitz; his nephews: Carl Bonitz, Evan Bonitz, Joel Bonitz, and Matthew Bonitz: his nieces, Heather Zoderer, Lisa (Matthew) Hoffman, and Elizabeth Bonitz; three great nephews and one great niece; one step great nephew; aunts and uncles: Uncle Martin Bonitz, Aunt Lorraine Kerr, and Aunt Kathryn (Bill) Chandler; and sixteen cousins. David Bonitz was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Carl and Martha Bonitz, maternal grandparents, Raymond and Edna Hackman, Aunt Marilyn (Orville) Hoene, Uncle Harold Bonitz, Aunt Joyce Bonitz, and Uncle Richard Kerr.
5 Jan 2018deceasedGeorge Otto Bonitz, 95, died at his Northridge, California home.
George was born Nov. 15, 1922 in Ashland, WI to the late Otto Gustav Bonitz and his wife Johanna nee Hannawald. He started his career at 16 in wood at Penokee Veneer, now Columbia Forest Products in Mellen, Wisconsin. He attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Languages. Later, George became an Importing and Exporting businessman in the wood business for 60 years. He was Vice-Chairman of Pacific Wood Products in Taipei, Taiwan. He later became the President and Chairman of Findley Millar Timber Company in Manila, where he employed 2500 local residents in the lumber and plywood business.
After the Korean War, he moved his family to California to work for Regal Door Company, and then moved to Taiwan in 1960, returning to the USA in the late 1980's.
George was a veteran of two wars. He was Staff Sergeant in the Air Force in World War II. For the Korean War he returned as a Captain and served on the B-36 airplane.
George was survived by his wife Bernice Pauline Bonitz, 90 (nee Anderson from Highbridge, Wisconsin), who died just 3 weeks later on Jan. 28, 2018, his children Jeffrey Bonitz, Marcia Bonitz, Robin Bonitz, Steven and Dianne Bonitz, and grandson Trevor Bonitz.
6 Dec 2017deceasedFrances Rita Bonitz, nee Barnes of Wooster, OH died at the age of 84.
Frances was born Mar 10, 1933 in Pleasant Mt, PA, to Willes and Ruth (Cassidy) Barnes. She was a graduate of the Scranton State Hospital School of Nursing and had worked as a registered nurse at Wooster Community Hospital retiring in 1980.
Frances was married to Howard J. Bonitz, Sr. of Wooster in 1955.
She is survived by her husband, their daughter Patricia (Phipps), son Howard Bonitz, Jr., and grandchildren Gayle, Joshua, and Ryan.
14 Nov 2017deceasedJoan Dolores Clabault, nee Bonitz of Sandwich, MA, passed away at the age of 83.
Joan was born Oct 15, 1934 in Boston to the late Edward and Grace (Mullen) Bonitz. After growing up in Belmont, she earned her degree in nursing at Simmons College and became an educator in nursing at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.
Joan met her husband Richard "Dick" Clabault on a blind date in 1956 and the two were instantly smitten. They wed on May 21, 1960 and moved to Weston to begin Dick's dental practice and their family. She was always focused on her three children and was very active in their lives through multiple avenues.
Joan had many passions in life in addition to her family including playing bridge, golfing at her favorite Holly Ridge Golf Course and spending time with her friends. She loved to travel with Dick, especially to Bermuda which was her favorite location after spending their honeymoon there.
Joan is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, their daughter, Jane (Clabault) Piro and her husband Paul of Tampa FL, daughter, Susan (Clabault) Gruber and her husband Bob of Danville, CA, and son, Michael and his wife Sarah of Acton, MA, her sister, Ann (Bonitz) Bernardo and her husband Carl of Wayland, MA, and brother-in-law, William Clabault of Fairfax, VA, and her beloved grandchildren: Brittany, Austin, Caroline, Ethan, Sam, Olivia, Nicholas and Matthew.
8 Sep 2017deceasedCharles Francis Bonitz of Phoenix, AZ, died at the age of 86.
Charles was born April 6, 1931, in Albany, NY, to Dawson and Marion Bonitz. Charles married Katherine Wachtel in 1952, and together they raised two sons and a daughter, starting their family in the Albany area and relocating to Phoenix in 1962.
In addition to being a loving husband and father, he worked many years as a computer programmer for General Electric and Honeywell until his retirement. Charles also served four years in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, wood working, reading, and the companionship of his Scottie dogs. He and Katherine also enjoyed their RV and traveling together across the country.
Charles was predeceased by his wife, Katherine. He is survived by his son Michael Bonitz and his wife Robyn of Brooklyn, Conn., son David Bonitz and his wife Sandra of Albany; and daughter Cynthia Bonitz of Phoenix. Charles is also survived by seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Charles was also predeceased by his parents, Dawson and Marion Bonitz; and his sister, Joan Dinovo and her husband, Bob of Albany.
2 Sep 2017weddingTroy Donald Bonitz of New Freedom, PA, got married to Shannon Wood. He is the son of Anthony James Bonitz Jr. and his wife Deborah L. Doster, of Shrewsbury. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Joan Wood of Glen Rock. Congratulations!
17 Jul 2017deceasedJohn Henry William Bonitz Jr. of Hampstead, NC, USA died at the age of 86 years.
He was born on October 7, 1930 to the late John Henry William Bonitz and Daisy Lea Bonitz of Greensboro, NC. He is predeceased by his beloved sister, Lydia Lea (Buzzy) Bailey Hines, his step-daughter, Letisha Marie Faust, and grandson Killian Roe Mansfield.
John Bonitz, or, as so many knew him, "Johnny B" did not enjoy obsolescence. He felt that intention should be respected. This was evident in the way he lived and conducted his primary avocations in life - theatre and building. Whether innovating lighting rigs using older theatrical equipment or being an early adopter of daylighting, green roof, and radiant heat for a model home he designed and built on the Intracoastal Waterway, Mr. Bonitz honored the intrinsic value of materials, space and ideas.
John was smitten life-long with theatre, from his first role as the lead in a melodrama at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA to multiple roles in television and film even into his senior years. After doing a season of The Lost Colony with friend Andy Griffith, he went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was active with Carolina Playmakers and worked at the public television station. John's theatrical muse was his Aunt Gladys Lea, a New York City based singer and vocal teacher well known for her incorporation of the Alexander Technique. Stays with Gladys enabled study with Lee Strasburg, some Off Broadway roles and eventually a part in the touring company of No Time For Sergeants. John continued to do regional theatre even after he returned from the west coast to work for his father's roofing and insulation business in Greensboro. At the Bonitz Companies, John Jr. advanced the business with a pioneering insulating roof system that drew industrial clients.
In addition to his careers in theatre and building, John was also impassioned in his amateur pursuits. He loved sports cars, and was active in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), serving for a time as Chair of the Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA. John was an avid genealogist. He thrilled at immersing himself in the stories of distant relations, particularly those with familial ties to the Cape Fear region. His tribe grew as many personal relationships blossomed from initial research. Other hobbies included sculpting, with preferred mediums of plastics and welded brass; theatre lighting and scenic design, and gardening.
Mr. Bonitz is survived by his sweet dog, Hairy (Barkley) Barker; his loving and steadfast wife, Suzanne Robbins Bonitz; his son John Henry William Bonitz, III and wife Elizabeth Hicks Hummel Bonitz of Pittsboro, NC; his daughter Lea Peace of Portland, Oregon; his daughter Barbara Ann Mansfield and husband Philip Roe Mansfield of Phoenicia, NY; and grandchildren, John Henry William Bonitz, IV, Lucia Hummel Bonitz, and Calder Peace Mansfield.
4 Jun 2017deceasedPaul Norbert Bonitz, 86, passed away in San Francisco, CA, USA.
Paul, loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday June 4th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 5th, 1931 in San Francisco. Paul attended Balboa High School in the Panama Canal Zone, was a graduate from Mission High School in San Francisco and received his degree in Marine Engineering from California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, in 1952. He then served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Paul loved attending the annual California Maritime Academy homecoming, reading the SF Chronicle, listening to Jazz music, spending time in Puerto Vallarta, watching westerns and musical movies, and spending time with his family.
Paul was the second of four siblings from the loving marriage of Norbert and Ofelia Bonitz. He is survived by a loving family including his beloved wife of 58 years, Luz Marina, sons Paul Jr. of San Bruno, Richard of South San Francisco, Mark of Pleasanton, and daughter Gisele of San Diego; and grandchildren Deirdre, Sean, Tyler, William, Elena, Ryan, and Mark Jr.
25 Apr 2017deceasedManuela Bonitz of Stollberg in Germany died at the age of 46.
She was born on February 6th, 1971 to Harald Bonitz and his wife Elke.
Manuela is survived by her mother Elke Bonitz, her partner Jens, and by her aunt Monika Neubert with husband Werner.
23 Mar 2017bornAntoinette Phyre Bonitz was born in Black River Falls, WI, USA to Jerek Jay Bonitz and Rachel Fahnel Bonitz of Menomonie, WI. Congratulations and all the best!
29 Mar 2017deceasedRenette Brand, nee Bonitz of New Franken, WI, USA died at the age of 72.
She was born in Mellen, Wisconsin on December 25, 1944, to the late Rudolf K. and Dorothy M. (Brand) Bonitz. On July 19, 1967 she married Robbin D. Brand in South Carolina.
She was an RN, employed with various hospitals finally with Bornemann Nursing Home, Green Bay, retiring in 2009.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Robbin, and their children, Jeffrey (Patricia) Brand, Luxemburg; Jessica Brand, New Franken; Jeanette Blum, Green Bay; Jeremy (Jodi) Brand, Ellisville; four grandchildren, Maria, Jordan, Katherine and Matthew; one brother, Reginald (Ruth) Bonitz, Mellen; one sister, Rose (Melvin) Krause, High Bridge; nieces and nephews.
Renette was preceded in death by, one daughter, Jennifer Brand; one son, Robert "John" Brand; her father in law and mother in law, Robert and Phyllis Brand.
10 Feb 2017deceasedGerhard Bonitz of Chemnitz in Germany died at 96 years.
He was born November 19th, 1920 and was the husband of Edith Reuther, who died in 2013.
Gerhard is survived by his sons Christian and Reinhard Bonitz, and their families.
3 Jan 2017deceasedRonald P. Bonitz Jr., 44, died at home in Fitchburg, MA, USA on January 3, 2107, due to complications of a traumatic brain injury he sustained 16 years ago.
Ron was born in Boston, on August 13, 1972. He was a loving father and son. He enjoyed all kinds of sports, the outdoors, hiking, riding his bicycle, four wheeling and he loved going to the beach. He was a member of the Fitchburg Y.M.C.A. where he enjoyed exercising.
Ron leaves his son, Ronald P. Bonitz III of Fitchburg; his mother, Karen M. (Auringer) Knowles of Westminster; his father, Ronald P. Bonitz Sr. of Nebraska; two aunts, Bonnie (Bonitz) Everbeck and Cheryl Bonitz; and many friends.
22 Jul 2016deceasedEleanor Dennis, nee Bonitz died in Lake Ariel, PA, USA, at the age of 88.
Born in 1928 in Scranton, daughter of the late Edward O. Bonitz and Dorothy M. Decker Bonitz Sullivan and stepdaughter of the late James P. Sullivan, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. After marrying her husband, Eleanor and Jack worked side-by-side on the family farm. She was a devoted member of the Avoy Christian Church.
Eleanor was a devoted gardener and canner. Nothing made her prouder than enjoying her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Frisbie and her husband, Robert, Carbondale; sons, John III; and Gary and his wife, Patty, all of Lake Ariel; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; sisters, Lois Verdetto, Easton; and Dorothy Yusinski, Scranton; brothers, Patrick Sullivan, Avoca; and John Sullivan, Cape May, N.J.; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by siblings, Edward Bonitz Jr., Carl Bonitz, Robert Bonitz Sr. and James Sullivan.
3 Jul 2016deceasedRobert John Bonitz of Baltimore, MD, USA died at the age of 73.
Born May 9th, 1943 in Pennsylvania, son of Dominick Nicholas Bonitz and his wife Sue.
Beloved husband of Paula M. Carrico Bonitz; devoted father of Christina Heiderman and her husband Greg and Bobby Bonitz and his wife Jennisen; loving grandfather of Isabella, Max, Dominic, Ryan, Delaney and Reese; dear brother of JoAnn Petti, Linda Mattern and the late Anthony Bonitz; also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
25 May 2016deceasedElizabeth J. Bonitz, nee DeHart died in Chester, NJ, USA, 78 years old.
Born in Chester on Jan. 27, 1938 to Frederick and Hazel DeHart, she was a lifelong Chester resident. Elizabeth was an Administrative Assistant in the Chester School System for several years in the 1970's. Her sons will remember her as the neighborhood lifeguard at the family pool and a loving wife and mother who demanded the best from her children.
She was predeceased by her husband Clarence Bonitz in 2012, her sister Ginny Breitweiser in 2003 and her brother Warren DeHart. She is survived by two sons Timothy D. Bonitz ( Grace) of Reading PA and Thomas M. Bonitz (Susan Lanz) of Montville. She is also survived by her two grand-daughters Tara and Talia.
1 Apr 2016deceasedAnthony James Bonitz, Sr., 78, died Friday, April 1, 2016, at his residence in Glen Rock, PA, USA.
Born June 30, 1937, in Windber, he was the son of the late Dominic Nicholas and Sundi "Sue" Scaglione Bonitz.
Anthony had been employed as an independent sales representative in the home improvement industry for fifteen years, later working in sales for Western Pest Control for ten years. Anthony retired as the general manager of Martin's Catering, Baltimore, after twenty years of service. He attended Mt. Zion U.M. Church, Freeland, Md., and he loved the Lord.
Surviving are six children, Anthony J. Bonitz, Jr., and his wife Deborah, Terrance Allen Bonitz, and his wife Darlene, Lory Susan Neal, and her husband Glen, Timothy Nicholas Bonitz, Sr., and his wife Teresa, Thomas Martin Bonitz, and his wife Laura, and Toby Joseph Bonitz, and his wife Jennifer; 30 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Joanna Louise Petti, and her husband Salvatore, Robert John Bonitz, and his wife Paula, and Linda Sue Mattern, and her husband Ryland. Anthony was preceded in death by a grandson, Terrance Anthony Bonitz;, and a great-grandchild, Mia Faith Dougherty.
28 Mar 2016deceasedMax Bonitz of Dexter, ME passed away at the age of 88.
Max died suddenly at EMMC in Bangor, early Monday, March 28, 2016. He was born Oct. 4, 1927, at Boonton, N.J., the youngest son of Albert Ernest Bonitz and Hedwig Anna Foerster Bonitz, who emigrated from Germany in 1922.
He graduated from Boonton High School in 1945. He served with the Army in Korea. He lived in Florida, where he was very active in raising monies for childrens hospitals in the state.
He is survived by his wife, Donna C. Gravely; niece, Susan Bonitz and her husband, Dan Lundell, of New Jersey; and nephew, Barry Bonitz and wife, Debbie, of New York. Max was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Richard; and brother, Harry and sister-in-law, Helen; and his previous wife of 52 years, Charlotte Elizabeth Bonitz.
22 Mar 2016bornKreyson Tyler Bonitz was born in Enid, Garfield, OK, USA.
He is the son of Cody and Kiana Bonitz.
Grandparents are Bill and Linda Sessions; Terry and Teresa Edwards; and Tony and Carla Matthews.
11 Mar 2016deceasedCharles John Bonitz, 89 years old, of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, died on Friday, March 11, 2016.
Charles was born August 18, 1926 in Etna, PA, USA, a son of the late Charles Paul Bonitz and Mathilda (Smith) Bonitz. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brother, Herbert, and his sister, Mary. Throughout his life, Charles worked as a truck driver for Allegheny County. He was a gentle soul to those who knew him. Charles was a former member of VFW Post 9197 and Etna Elks Lodge and was an avid sportsman, notably enjoying hunting and fishing.
Left to cherish his memory, Charles will be remembered by his wife of 65 years, Shirley Annis Bonitz; his son, Raymond Bonitz and his wife, Ethel; and his granddaughter, Mallorie Lamia and her husband, Joseph.
12 Jan 2016deceasedRuth M. (Bonitz) Fullman of Newberg, OR, USA died at the age of 88.
Ruth was born on March 30, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Walter and Margaret Bonitz. She traveled across the country as a young bride to the Portland area in 1946, and then to Newberg, OR, in 1979. Ruth is survived by her love of 37 years, Mike Reynolds; children, John Snider and Barbara Menniti (John); grandchildren, Travis Steinpreis, Lindsey Moore (Tim), Sara Meyer (Tim) and Jennifer Snider; and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved.
6 Jun 2015deceasedHarold Walter Bonitz, age 78, of the Town of Morse, WI, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in the Town of Shanagolden.
He was born December 10, 1936 in the Town of Morse, the son of Carl and Martha (Busse) Bonitz.
Harold graduated from Mellen High School and then worked for the U.S. Forest Service Job Corps in Clam Lake. He served 6 years in the Army National Guard and was on active duty for one year. Harold worked as the under sheriff in Sawyer County in the mid 1960's. He then spent 15 years with the U.S. Steel Corp. as a merchant marine sailing on a great lakes ore carrier. He then went to wok for the Louisiana Pacific Corp. for 13 years in Mellen and then for 2 years after it became Columbia Forest Products. He retired in 2002. Harold was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mellen. He enjoyed gardening and loved to go hunting and fishing. He especially loved going to Canada on fishing trips and spending the fall months at hunting camp in Iron County. Harold was a very kind and gentle man and will be sadly missed by many.
He is survived by a daughter, Brenda (fiancÚ Bruce Gore) Moon of Wausau, a son, Brian Bonitz of Toronto, Ontario, 2 grandsons, Taylor and Tanner Moon both of Wausau, 2 brothers, William (Donna) Bonitz of Indianapolis, IN and Martin (the late Joyce) Bonitz of Columbia Falls, Montana, 2 sisters, Lorraine (the late Richard) Kerr of Coleman, WI and Kathryn (William) Chandler of Mellen, an aunt, Ruth Bonitz of Cozy Valley, and an uncle, George (Bernice) Bonitz of North Ridge, CA.
16 May 2015deceasedHildegard Schlesinger nee Bonitz of Cairo, NY died at the age of 100 years.
Born Hidegard Bonitz on Sept. 3, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY she married Milton Schlesinger. Together they had 2 Children Janet (Schlesinger) Schwarzenegger of Cairo and Jerry Schlesinger of Denton, TX. In addition to her 2 children she leaves behind her son-in-law, Ewald Schwarzenegger, daughter-in-law, Ilene Schlesinger, grandsons: Eric Schwarzenegger, Aaron Schwarzenegger, Morgan Schwarzenegger, David Schlesinger and Andrew Schlesinger, and great-grandchildren: Sloan, Paxton, Wesley, Amelia, Evelyn Schwarzenegger and Aidan, Maya, Grayson Schlesinger.
11 May 2015bornFritzchen Allen Jerek Bonitz was born in Eau Claire, WI, USA to Jerek Jay Bonitz and Rachel Fahnel Bonitz of Nelson, WI. Congratulation and best wishes!
24 Apr 2015deceasedKatherine Bonitz nee Wachtel passed away in Phoenix, AZ, at the age of 80 years.
Katherine was born November 24, 1934, in Albany, NY, to Joseph and Catherine Wachtel. Katherine married Charles F. Bonitz in 1952 and together they raised two sons and a daughter, starting their family in the Albany area and relocating to Phoenix in 1962.
In addition to being a loving wife and mother, she worked many years in retail sales at The Broadway and Dillard department stores and volunteered for many years at The Beatitudes nursing home. She and Charlie enjoyed their RV and traveling together across the country.
Katherine is survived by her husband, Charles F. Bonitz, to whom she was married to for 63 years; her son, Michael Bonitz and his wife Robyn of Brooklyn, CT; son David Bonitz and his wife Sandra of Albany, NY and daughter Cynthia Bonitz of Phoenix, AZ. Katherine is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Katherine was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Catherine Wachtel, and is survived by her sisters, June Henion and her husband Dick of Philadelphia, PA and Chris Ciccone and her husband Tony of Schenectady, NY.
30 Mar 2015deceasedNorbert Bonitz died at the age of 82 in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.
Norbert was born on Feb. 20, 1933 to Benno Bonitz and his wife Frieda Demel Bonitz. His older brother Herbert died in World War II.
Norbert was married to Ilse Geithe, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on July 10, 2011. He was an insurance salesman, and together with his wife they ran the Bonitz guest house in Clausthal-Zellerfeld. His wife Ilse died in 2013.
He is survived by his two daughters, Silke and Imke with their families, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
15 Feb 2015deceasedGerald "Jerry" Bonitz Jr. died in Colorado Springs, Co, 60 years old.
Jerry was born in Walsenburg, Colorado and raised in Manitou. Jerry loved life, Colorado, and everything it had to offer. He was a free spirit, lived life to its fullest and was always willing to help his family and friends.
Jerry was a graduate of Manitou Springs High School. He was preceded in death by his father Gerald Sr. and his sister Chris Parker-Bonitz. He is survived by his mother Virginia Bonitz, brothers John, Ken and Dan, Nieces Alicia, Shayla, and nephews Timmy, Karl, Tony, and Eric.
8 Feb 2015bornChristian Nicholas Bonitz was born in York, PA, USA to Timothy Nicholas Bonitz Jr. and his wife Jennie. Congratulation and best wishes!
7 Feb 2015deceasedJohn Thomas Bonitz Jr. 80, of Harrisburg, passed away, peacefully, surrounded by his family in Harrisburg, PA.
Jack was born in Harrisburg, PA on August 19th, 1934; the oldest child of John T. Bonitz, Sr. and Sylvia M. (De Dee) Bonitz. Jack grew up spending much of his time trapping, hunting, and fishing. He was happiest while spending time at the family cabin in the mountains, fly fishing for trout. He loved to duck hunt and spent many endless days fishing on the Susquehanna River. In his later years, Jack enjoyed spending time in Ocean City, NJ, deep sea fishing and spending time with family and friends.
After graduating high school, Jack enlisted in the reserves. He served on the USS Albany and was honorably discharged in 1961. He attended college in Elizabethtown and worked for the family business, Bonnyview Development. He co-owned Bonitz Bros. Wholesale Sporting Goods. Jack loved to travel and visit with other business owners along the east coast. Later, when he partially retired, he worked for Faber Brothers and often earned top awards for being an outstanding salesman.
Jack received his Eagle Scout Award in 1949, while a member of Troop 79 in Progress. Jack was a Navy veteran, and a member of the Linglestown American Legion Post #272, and the Masonic Perseverance Lodge 21 F & A.M., Harrisburg Consistory.
In 1957, Jack married Sally Clark (Winand). They had three children together. Jack is preceded in death by his mother and father, both paternal and maternal grandparents, many aunts and uncles as well as his brother, Robert "Bob" Bonitz, Sr., and his second wife, Kathy Fox. Jack is survived by his daughter Cindy Bonitz-Ryan and her companion Ron Reed of Bayfield, CO, son John T. Bonitz III and his wife Christine of Harrisburg, and daughter Cathy Bonitz-Eakin and her husband Kirk of Mechanicsburg; his nine grandchildren, Weylin Ryan, Ricky Ryan, Nolan Reed, Casey Reed, Steffanye Hawbaker Mack, Paige Bonitz, Ryan, Haley and Ashley Eakin. Jack is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ann Bonitz, his niece, Leann Bonitz Craemer, and nephew Robert Bonitz, Jr., all of Harrisburg and his companion Carolyn Adams.
21 Jan 2015deceasedHans-Joachim Bonitz of Bohlingen, Germany died at the age of 65 years.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1949 and is survived by his wife Isolde and children Thomas and Nicole with their families.
7 Jan 2015deceasedAnnemarie Auerswald nee Bonitz of Thalheim, Saxony died at the age of 79 years.
She was born on May 15, 1935. She is survived by her sons Uwe und Jörg.
30 Oct 2014deceasedChristoph Bonitz of Thalheim, Saxony died after a brief illness at the age of 88 years.
He was born on April 11, 1926. He is survived by his wife Christa, children, grandchildren and great-granchildren.
8 Sep 2014deceasedJürgen Bonitz of Rabenstein near Chemnitz, Saxony died 71 years old.
He was born on August 31, 1943 in Chemnitz to salesman Helmut Bonitz and his wife Hilde Eichner Bonitz. He was an electrician and was married to Agathe Adam.
Jürgen is survived by his mother, his wife, children Thomas Bonitz with Silvia and Andrea Streu with Torsten, as well as grandchildren Jim, Larissa and Tizian.
11 Jul 2013weddingThomas Bonitz of Windhoek, Namibia married Wendy May Openshaw. Congratulations!
16 May 2014deceasedAmelia Bonitz Roth of Covington Twp., PA, died at the age of 99.
Born on Jan. 1, 1915, on Elm Street in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of Charles L. Bonitz and his wife Maude Haffner. She was proud of the fact that she was a New Year's Day baby. She believed that being the first child born in a new year was a symbol of good fortune. The fact that she lived 99 years and left this earth with all of her facilities is a great testimony to the folklore.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Roth.
"Grandma" was most comfortable when she was in her home tending to her family. She was particularly proud of the fact that her husband built their home on land that her parents gave to them, a tradition that has been passed down for two generations. She was a lifelong member of the Daleville United Methodist Church. Canning was one of her favorite hobbies, especially making and preparing our annual sauerkraut. She loved to knit, and was an avid reader of Christian literature. When she was not reading, she could usually be found searching the television stations for her beloved "Gaithers Family Gospel Hour." She truly enjoyed gospel music. She was keen to world events and willing to share her many years of knowledge with those who were interested.
She was also preceded in death by her sons, Charles and Leonard Roth; sister, Wilhelmina Bonitz Ames; sons-in-law, Lloyd McLain and Coy Adcock; daughters-in-law, Debbie and Kay Roth; and granddaughter, Christine Adcock.
She is survived by daughters, Betty McLain, Renee Meade and Carol Adcock; grandchildren, Kipp Adcock, Todd McLain, Heather Martin, Timothy Meade, Kristy Jarrett, Dylan Jarrett, Tonya Klassner and Jason Roth; great-grandchildren, Amanda Harlan, Krystal and Makayla McLain, Matthew and Marissa Maurer, William Fergusen, Zachary Zurcher, Steven and Madalyn Klassner and Jace Martinez; and her beloved niece, Caroline Ames Fritz.
16 May 2014deceasedJoan E. Dinovo nee Bonitz passed away at the age of 78 years in Westmere, NY, USA.
Joan Elizabeth was born on Feb. 14, 1936 in Albany, NY, the daughter of the late Dawson A. "Red" Bonitz and Marion F. Wiley Bonitz. She lived all her life in Westmere. She was a very dedicated life member of the Westmere Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, past president, and served on the group's board of directors. She also was a communicant of Christ the King Church, and a life member of the Hudson Valley Girl Scouts. Retired from the Guilderland school system cafeteria services program, she cheerfully interacted with the students and staff daily. Some of Joan's greatest joys were spending time with her family, and going camping with family and friends. Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Salvatore R. "Bob" Dinovo; her children, Robert C. Dinovo, Timothy J. Dinovo (Dawn), Lisa Knightes (Donald), and Holly Marbaker (Nicholas); her brother, Charles Bonitz (Kay) of Phoenix; her grandchildren, Michelle and Morgan Knightes, and Cole and Gwenn Marbaker; and by several nieces and nephews.
14 Mar 2014bornAlexander William Bonitz was born in Windhoek, Namibia to Thomas Bonitz and Wendy May Openshaw. Congratulation and best wishes!
15 Feb 2014deceasedOlga Ofelia Bonitz of San Francisco, CA died at the age of 101 years.
Olga Ofelia was born in Managua, Nicaragua on October 1, 1912 and passed peacefully at home February 15, 2014.
Beloved wife of the late Norbert Bonitz (1904-1990); loving mother of Gloria, Paul; the late Marlene, and Richard; dearest grandmother of 14; great grandmother of 22; and great-great grandmother of 2.
Olga Ofelia was always the gracious host and loved large family gatherings. It was always a time for the family to unite and rekindle their kinship and friendships.
10 Feb 2014bornLucia Hummel Bonitz was born in North Carolina to John Henry William Bonitz III and Elizabeth Hicks Hummel Bonitz. Congratulation and best wishes!
17 Jan 2014deceasedIlse Bonitz nee Uhlmann died in Jahnsdorf, Saxony at the age of 84 years.
Ilse was born on March 20, 1929. She got married to her husband Erhard Bonitz in 1950.
She is survived by her husband Erhard, and children Rosi, Maria and Christina with their families.
24 Dec 2013deceasedRolf Bonitz of Oberlungwitz, Saxony died at the age of 82 years.
Rolf was born on Sep. 3rd, 1931. He was married to his wife Marianne for more than 60 years.
He is survived by his wife, his daughter Annelie with husband Siegfried Hentschel, his son Thomas Bonitz with wife Petra, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
10 Dec 2013stillbornJerek Alfred "Freddy" Bonitz, son of Jerek Jay Bonitz and Rachel Fahnel Bonitz, grandson of Reynold and Vicky Bonitz, was stillborn on December 10th, 2013 in Black River Falls, WI, USA. He is survived by his loving parents; and his sister, Tiri Bonitz. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Reynold and Vicky Bonitz, Superior, WI; his two aunts, Amy (Kevin) Seeger, Barron, WI, and Erika Bonitz, Ashland, WI. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Debra Fahnel.
He was interred at the cemetery in Nelson, WI in the same grave site as his maternal grandmother on December 16th.
6 Dec 2013deceasedStefan Bonitz died in Glauchau, Saxony at the age of 57 years.
Stefan was born on April 12, 1956. He was preceded in death by his wife Angelika in 2012.
He is survived by two daughters, Sandra with Basti and Susan with Robert, as well as two grandsons, Dustin and Devin.
5 Dec 2013bornMaximilian Bonitz was born in Berlin to Rico Bonitz and his wife Yvonne. Congratulation and best wishes!
4 Dec 2013deceasedGenevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz passed away in Windber, PA, USA at the age of 89 years.
She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Windber, daughter of Charles and Adella Decewicz. Preceded in death by husband, James N. Bonitz; and grandsons, Todd Allan Bonitz and Brett Richard Bonitz. Genevieve was the last surviving member of her four brothers and two sisters.
Survived by children, James and Sharon (Callihan) Bonitz; David and Becky (Yaskola) Bonitz; and Lydia (Bonitz), wife of Jim Furmanchik, all of Windber; grandchildren, Amy, Adam and Maria Bonitz; Jaimie, wife of Michael Thomas, and their son, Alexander, and daughter, Camryn; and Liz, wife of Michael Muscatello, and their son, Dominic. Also survived by very special niece, Mary Decewicz; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Genevieve was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Former owner of Bonitz Trucking, Windber. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber, where Genevieve was a member of the waitress staff.
22 Nov 2013deceasedDora Ebert nee Bonitz passed away in Niederzwönitz, Saxony at 93 years.
She was born on Oct. 16, 1920. She is survived by two daughters, Helga with Paul and Hanna with Eberhard, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
3 Nov 2013deceasedKarl-Heinz Bonitz died at the age of 86 years in Kamenz, Saxony.
He was born on May 3, 1927. His family used to own a cigar manufactory near Chemnitz.
He leaves behind his wife Elsbeth, son Jürgen with Ludmila, grandson Robert with Nyza and great-grandchildren Heidi and Elli.
1 Nov 2013deceasedJohannes Bonitz of Erdmannsdorf, Saxony died at the age of 84 years.
He was born on Dec. 10., 1928. In April 1955 he was married to Erika Fröbrich, who died in 2012. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2005.
Johannes did not have children of his own.
19 Oct 2013weddingMark Bonitz of Duluth, MN married Kelly Thymian. Congratulations!
8 Oct 2013deceasedHarri Bonitz of Oelsnitz, Saxony diead at the age of 83.
He was born on March 7, 1930. He is survived by sons Gerd with wife Monika, Ulli, and daughter Annelie with husband Ulrich. Furthermore by grandchildren Susan, Ronny, Robin, Aileen, and great-grandchild Ian Rocco.
25 Sep 2013bornFlorian Bonitz was born in Chemnitz to Nando Bonitz and Sindy Schattmann. Congratulation and best wishes!
22 Sep 2013deceasedHarald Bonitz died at the age of 63 in Stollberg, Saxony.
He was born on April 24, 1950. He is survived by his wife Elke, daughter Manuela with Jens and sister Monika Neubert with Werner.
14 Sep 2013deceasedPeter Bonitz died in Johanngeorgenstadt, aged 63 years.
12 Aug 2013deceasedWilfried Bonitz, 70 yeard old, passed away in Thalheim, Saxony.
Born on Nov. 3, 1942, he is survived by his wife Rosemarie, sons André and Tino, and grandchild Sandra.
15 Jul 2013deceasedKlaus Bonitz died in Mildenau-Arnsfeld at the age of 76 years.
Klaus was born on Oct. 14, 1936 and he was able to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Erika in 2010. He is survived by his wife, his son Peter with family and his daughter Jana with family.
4 Jun 2013deceasedErnst Bonitz died in Königswinter, Germany at the age of 94 years.
Ernst was born October 11, 1918 geboren. He is survived by his daughter Gisela Bonitz and husband Harald Müller, son Günther Bonitz with Gerti, and grandchildren Susanna and Tobias.
20 Apr 2013deceasedErich Bonitz of Güsen, Germyn died at 100 years of age.
Erich was born Oct. 12, in Altenplathow to Gottfried Wilhelm Bonitz and his wife Martha Schröder. He initially worked for an attorney at law, but after WW2 he started teaching at a vocational school.
In 1937 he married his wife Erna Struck, who was only 2 days younger than Erich. In 2007 they were able to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
In 2012 Erich celebrated his 100th birthday with his family and friends.
He is survived by 5 children: Ronald Bonitz and Giesela, Dieter Bonitz and Waltraud, Wolfgang Bonitz and Gertrud, Klaus Bonitz and Beate, Helga Ulrich and husband Bodo, as well as 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
19 Apr 2013weddingJami Nicole Bonitz got married to Matt Fithian of Confluence, PA. The bride is the daughter of Terrence Alan Bonitz of Nottingham, MD, and his divorced wife Christie Polen-Bonitz. Congratulations!
16 Mar 2013deceasedDaniel David Bonitz 67, of Cleveland, OH, passed away at his residence.
He was born December 1, 1945 in Windber, Pennsylvania to Chester L. and Mary L. Bonitz.
Daniel graduated from Garfield Heights High School in 1965. He served with honor in the US Marine Corps from 1965 to 1967. Throughout his life he was primarily self-employed, and lived in Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Arizona, with his last 13 years here in Ohio as the neighborhood barber on Warner Road in Cleveland and Broadview Road in Parma. He was always working to improve his homes and enjoyed remodeling and landscaping.
Daniel was preceded in death by his former spouse, Dorothy, and father, Chester. He is survived by his sons, Daniel and Douglas; mother, Mary; and brother, Richard.
28 Feb 2013deceasedElse Bonitz nee Arndt passed away in Raunheim, Germany at the age of 90.
Else was born on Nov. 25, 1922. She is survived by daughter Rita Bonitz-Fachinger with Stefan and Marc, and son Klaus Bonitz with wife Marion and daughter Sabrina.
27 Feb 2013deceasedEdith Bonitz nee Reuther died at 83 years in Chemnitz, Saxony.
Edith was born on Aug. 18, 1929. She is survived by husband Gerhard Bonitz, his children Christian and Sandra with their families, sister Ruth Lindner and brother Wolfgang Reuther.
19 Jan 2013deceasedMaria Bonitz nee Wagner died in Richmond, IL, aged 87.
Maria was born on July 4, 1925 in Austria and married Franz (Frank) Bonitz in 1947 in Klagenfurt, Austria. She was predeceased by her husband in 2010. Survivors include her children Barbara and Irene with their families.
19 Jan 2013deceasedWerner Bonitz, 93, died in Bernsbach, Saxony.
Werner was born on Nov. 14, 1919. He is survived by his daughter Regina, daughter-in-law Thea, grandsons Mike with Kathrin and André with Saskia, as well as great-grandchildren Anne, Andreas and Markus.
7 Jan 2013deceasedHildegard Bonitz nee Keller died in Chemnitz, Saxony at the age of 88 years.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1924. Hildegard is survived by her daughter Carmen (Lothar) Kämpf, her grandchildren Tino and Torsten Kämpf, and her great-grandchild Leon.
3 Jan 2013deceasedChristine Bonitz, 62, passed away in Johanngeorgenstadt, Saxony, Germany.
Christine was born on Jan. 8, 1950. She is survived by husband Peter Bonitz, daughters Manuela (Enriko), Mandy (Lutz) and Majana (Dennis), and grandchildren Tony, Rudi, Nico, Leon and Sophie.
17 Dec 2012bornBraxton Matthew Bonitz was born in Omaha, NE, USA, to Steven Bonitz and his wife Melissa.
12 Oct 2012anniversaryErich Bonitz of Güsen, Germany celebrated his 100th birthday! Congratulation and best wishes!
Erich wwas born on Oct. 12th, 1912 in Altenplathow. He first worked for an attorney at law, but after WW2 he started teaching at a vocational school.
In 1937 he married his wife Erna nee Struck, who was only 2 days younger than Erich. In 2007 they were able to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
Erich is still mentally fit, enjoys playing cards and loves his big family of five children, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
16 Sep 2012deceasedClarence Bonitz of Chester, NJ died at the age of 80 years.
He was born on Dec. 23rd, 1931 in Gouldsboro, PA. He was the third child of William Carl Bonitz and his wife Gertrude Zeiss Bonitz. He lived in Somerville before moving to Chester in 1957. Clarence Bonitz was an Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a foreman for Westinghouse-Schindler Elevator Company in Randolph, NJ for 38 years before retiring in 1996. His family will remember him as a loving husband and father who had a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife Elizabeth DeHart Bonitz, two sons, Thomas Bonitz of Montville, NJ and Timothy Bonitz of Reading, PA. He is also survived by his two granddaughters Tara and Talia Bonitz.
15 Sep 2012bornBen Bonitz was born in Varel, Germany. Congratulation to his mother Sabrina Döding and his father!
9 Sep 2012deceasedErika Bonitz nee Büttner died at the age of 87 years in Raschau, Germany.
Erika was born on Oct. 28, 1924. She is survived by her sons Günter Bonitz, Karl-Heinz Bonitz and Joachim Bonitz and their families.
27 Aug 2012deceasedErika Bonitz of Taura, Germany died at 74 years.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1937 and is survived by a goddaughter, Margret Steinert.
19 Aug 2012deceasedErika Bonitz nee Fröbrich died in Erdmannsdorf, Saxony, 79 years old.
Erika was born on Aug. 10, 1933. In April 1955 she married Johannes Bonitz.
She is survived by her husband and a niece.
14 Aug 2012deceasedManfred Bonitz, PhD, died in Dresden, Saxony in his 81st year.
Manfred was born on March 7, 1931 in Chemnitz. He was the son of Paul Karl Bonitz and his wife Martha Meta Manitz Bonitz.
Manfred was a prominent researcher in the fields of nuclear physics, information science and scientometrics.
He was married to Natalja Bonitz who died before him. He is survived by his sons Michael and Marc, and by grandchildren Sebastian, Martin, Maja, Mike, Marius and Miriam.
3 Aug 2012deceasedBianka Bonitz of Chemnitz, Saxony died at 51 years.
Bianka was born on April 17, 1961. She leaves behind her husband and daughter.
30 Jun 2012deceasedRainer Bonitz, 73, passed away in Niederwürschnitz, Saxony.
He was born on April 17, 1939. He is survived by his wife Käte, sister Inge, and daughters Ingrid and Ute with their families.
23 Jun 2012deceasedIngrid Bonitz nee Marschner died in Thalheim, Saxony on her 62nd birthday.
Ingrid was born on June 23, 1950. She is survived by her husband Martin Bonitz and children Katrin and Rico with their families.
2 Jun 2012deceasedWinfried Bonitz of Cuxhaven, Germany died at the age of 74.
Winfried was born on May 29, 1938 in Aue,Saxony. He is survived by his wife Sabine, son Tilo, and grandchildren Emma and Karla Bonitz.
May 2012birthMaximilian Jannes Bonitz was born in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany. Best wishes to his parents!
19 Mar 2012birthAlexander Daniel Bonitz was born March 19, 2012, to Nikki and Jeremiah Bonitz of Spencer, WI, USA. Grandparents are Paul and Karen Schmitz of Chili and Bruce and Sheri Bonitz of Spencer. Congratulations!
26 Jan 2012deceasedRaphael Bonitz died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 55 years in Lingen, Germany.
Raphael was born on Jan. 17th, 1957 in Lingen. He was the seventh child of Eberhard Bonitz (1921-1980) and his wife Elisabeth nee Menzel (1919-2001).
Through his parents he was introduced to music. After his education he worked as artistic director of the Lingen Youth Music College. He taught the violin, guitar and drums. Raphael was a musician and composer, but also author of many stories and theatre plays.
Besides this, he also worked for many years as free writer for the Lingen Tagespost newspaper, mainly reporting about musical and cultural events.
He is survived by six brothers and sisters, and a son Björn Vogel in Berlin.
29 Dec 2011deceasedUwe Bonitz of Bad Elster, Germany died at 51 years.
Uwe was born on Aug. 16th, 1960 to Dieter Bonitz. He is survived by his father, sister Petra and daughter Silvana Bonitz.
2 Dec 2011weddingJill Bonitz and Edward Corbett of Chicago, IL, got married. The bride is a daughter of William A. (Bill) Bonitz and his wife Vickie of Bellevue, NE. Congratulations!
24 Nov 2011deceasedSylvia M. Bonitz nee DeDee, 100 years old, passed away in Harrisburg, PA.
Sylvia was born on Oct. 2nd, 1911 in Newark, NJ. She was a graduate of Rider College of New Jersey and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. On July 28, 1933 she married John Thomas Bonitz Sr., who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death her son Robert L. Bonitz Sr. She is survived by her son John T. Bonitz Jr. of Harrisburg, five grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.
22 Nov 2011weddingSandra Bonitz and Henning Theilen got married in Varel, Germany. The bride is the daughter of Claus Bonitz of Varel. Congratulations!
20 Nov 2011deceasedRalph Milton Bonitz Jr. died in Sacramento, CA, USA at the age of 54 years.
Ralph was born on Jan 24, 1957 to Ralph Bonitz Sr. and his wife Mikiko. In 1981 he married Jeanne Aguilar. He was a mangaer of the Network for a Healthy California at the California State Service.
Ralph is survived by his wife Jeanne, and by his children Jessica and Daniel.
17 Nov 2011weddingSteven Matthew Bonitz married Melissa Paxton in Omaha, NE, USA. The groom is the son of William A. (Bill) Bonitz and his wife Vickie of Bellevue, NE. Congratulations!
7 Nov 2011deceasedHanni Bonitz nee Meisel died at the age of 93 in Auerbach, Germany
She was born on Oct. 16, 1918. She is survived by three daughters Gerlinde, Monika and Angela and their families.
27 Oct 2011deceasedWally Bonitz passed away in Jahnsdorf, Germany, aged 91 years.
She was born on June 10, 1920 to Alfred Richard Bonitz and his wife Frieda. She is survived by her brother Erhard Bonitz and his wife Ilse, and by nieces Rosi, Maria and Christina with their families.
15 Oct 2011weddingCarsten Bonitz and Antje Handrick of Bonn, Germany were married. The groom is the son of Karlheinz Bonitz and his wife Gisela of Hamm. Congratulations!
9 Sep 2011bornSydney Roe Bonitz was born in Medina, OH. Congratulations to parents David Bonitz and Angie!
5 Sep 2011bornNefretiri Jeanne Bonitz was born in Nelson, WI to Jerek Bonitz and his wife Rachel. Congratulation!
23 Aug 2011deceasedInge Bonitz nee Scharf died in Hamm, Germany at the age of 76.
Inge was born on July 29, 1935. She was the married to the late Kurt Bonitz of Hamm.
14 Aug 2011deceasedHans-Joachim Bonitz died in Offenbach, Germany, 95 years old.
He was born on March 11th, 1916. He is survived by his wife Hildegard Reppel Bonitz, and children Helge-Rose Hofmann and Hans-Joachim Bonitz with their families.
1 Aug 2011deceasedWolfgang Bonitz passed away in Grünhain, Germany at the age of 74.
He was born on Oct. 16th, 1936. He is survived by a brother Christoph Bonitz and his wife Karin, and his nephew Jens Bonitz and wife Beatrice.
25 Jun 2011weddingTimothy Bonitz and Jennie M. Rohrbaugh of York, PA, got married. Congratulations!
3 Jun 2011birthLotta Mathilde Bonitz born in Leipzig, Germany. Congratulations and best wishes for parents and family.
27 May 2011weddingFalk Bonitz and Christina Beck of Putzbrunn near Munich, Germany got married. Congratulations!
18 May 2011deceasedRichard Eldon Bonitz of Calgary, AB, Canada, died at the age of 62.
Rick was born in 1949 and raised in Carseland, Alberta by his loving parents Eldon and Barbara who taught him to golf at a young age and golf became a lifelong passion for Rick. He was courageous and hardworking, serving with the Calgary Police Service for over twenty-seven years, but he was most proud of his role as husband, stepfather and friend.
Rick is survived by his loving wife Judie, his stepdaughters Shannon (BJ) Andersen, Shalee Stair (Garth) and three beautiful granddaughters Jaxon, Mackenzie and Reiss. Although he had a short life Rick lived his life to the absolute fullest, facing various challenges with strength, determination and humor.
15 May 2011deceasedHoward E. Bonitz, age 81, died in East Williston, NY, USA.
He was born on Feb. 14th, 1930 to Howard Edward Bonitz and his wife Anna Stauch. Beloved husband of Joan. Devoted father of Alison (Stephen) Conlon and Richard (Lynn) Bonitz. Cherished grandfather of Stephen (Tara) Conlon, Marielle Conlon, Evan Conlon, Ryan Bonitz & Erin Bonitz. Dear great grandfather of Stephen William. Dear brother of Blanche Ernst.
Retired NYPD Sgt. (1955-85). Proud US Army (Staff Sgt.) Korean War Veteran. Member of Corpus Christi Council #2502, Knights of Columbus.
24 Apr 2011deceasedHans-Günter Bonitz passed away in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany at the age of 61 years.
He was born on June 18th, 1949. Hans-Günter Bonitz was employed for many years in a workshop at the Clausthal University.
He is survived by his mother Lieselotte Bonitz, wife Christine and daughters Claudia Schuler and Stephanie Wolske.
18 Mar 2011birthAlea Bonitz was born in Plauen, Germany. Congratulations to mother Silvana Bonitz!
10 Mar 2011deceasedGünther Bonitz passed away in Stollberg, Germany at the age of 85 years.
He was born on Feb. 5th, 1926. He is survived by his wife Erika and daughters Annerose and Marina with their families.
14 Feb 2011deceasedBrett Richard Bonitz died in Windber, PA, USA, at the age of 27 years.
Born June 21, 1983, son of James and Sharon (Callihan) Bonitz. Preceded in death by brother, Todd Allan Bonitz; and grandfathers, James N. Bonitz and Richard D. Callihan.
Survived by parents; grandmothers, Lois Callihan, Johnstown; and Genevieve Bonitz, Windber; and beloved sister, Amy, wife of Joshua Manges, Pittsburgh; and Lola.
Also survived by cousins, Heidi, wife of Bob Paniaha, and their children, Tyler, Devon and Raine; Derrick Callihan, and wife, Kelly, and their children, Quinn and Molly; Pam, wife of Tom Kauffman, and their children, Tommy and Anna; Nathan Buchkoski, and wife, Casey; Adam and Maria Bonitz; Jaimie, wife of Mike Thomas, and their son, Alex; and Liz, wife of Mike Muscatello.
He was a graduate of Keystone National High School and attended CCAC and Pittsburgh Art Institute.
Brett will always be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor, charm and respectfulness.
19 Nov 2010birthIan Bonitz was born in Chemnitz, Germany. Congratulations to his mother Claudia Bonitz.
13 Nov 2010deceasedRichard E. Bonitz of Moraga, CA passed away at the age of 72.
Richard was born on Mar. 10, 1938. He was the youngest child of Norbert Alphonse Bonitz and Olga (Corrales) Bonitz.
Richard is survived by his loving wife Paula, of 45 years; and their two sons Richard and Michael; and daughter-in-law, Adine.
Richard was a long term resident of the Bay Area and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Prior to his retirement, he was VP and General Counsel for over 29 years at Kaiser Engineers, Oakland.
29 Sep 2010deceasedNancy Lu (Eskra) Bonitz, age 69, died in Nezperce, ID, USA.
Nancy Lu Bonitz passed away from cancer Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Nancy was born Nov. 12, 1940, in Scranton, Pa. She graduated from Hawley (Pa.) High School in 1959.
In Pennsylvania she bred and trained samoyeds. She was very proud of the fact she showed several at championships as an owner/handler in the highly competitive and political atmosphere of dog shows.
She was married to Walter Charles Bonitz. The family moved to Nezperce in 1976. Nancy enjoyed the outdoors and had a great passion for hunting.
Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Stanley R. Eskra, mother Annabelle Brink Eskra, brother Stephen P. Eskra and daughter Lisa D. Peer.
Survivors include her husband, Walter C. Bonitz of Nezperce; daughters Lynn A. Christianson of Boise and Joan M. Wright of Emmett, Idaho; a son, James R. Bonitz of Kingsville, Texas; a brother, Rev. Stanley M. Eskra of Lake Ariel Pa.; as well as five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews.
7 Sep 2010birthSophia Celina Bonitz was born in Hartmannsdorf near Chemnitz, Germany.
21 Aug 2010weddingRené Bonitz and Marleen Selbmann of Leukersdorf, Saxony, Germany got married. Congratulations!
20 Aug 2010birthSimon Mattis Bonitz was born in Bad Honnef, Germany. Congratulations and best wishes to Marc and Stephanie Bonitz.
20 Aug 2010weddingAndrea Bonitz and Lars Schneider got married in Schönheide, Germany. Congratulations!
15 Aug 2010birthHenry Bonitz was born in Annaberg, Germany. Congratulations and best wishes!
14 Aug 2010birthLinda Bonitz was born in Bonn, Germany to Carsten Bonitz and Antje Handrick. All the best for the new family!
7 Aug 2010weddingJasmine Kristina Bonitz and Christopher Kyser of Spencer, WI, USA got married. Congratulations!
Jasmine is the daughter of Bruce and Sheri Bonitz of Spencer. She is a 2003 graduate of Spencer High School and 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie. She is employed at Marshfiled Eagles Club.
Christopher is the son of Donald Kyser of Independent and Patti Blazek of Alma Center. He is a 2005 graduate of Whitehall High School and 2009 graduate of UW-Stout. He is employed at Menards.
18 Jul 2010birthJohn Henry William Bonitz IV born in Pittsboro, NC, USA. Son of John Henry William Bonitz III and his wife Elizabeth. Congratulations and best wishes for the new arrival.
15 Jul 2010birthHanna-Maria Bonitz born in Hartmannsdorf near Chemnitz, Germany. Congratulations and best wishes for parents and family.
28 Jun 2010deceasedAntje Bonitz died in Oldenburg, Germany at the age of 64 years.
Antje Bonitz was head of the Oldenburg University's Ossietzky Archive and she was co-editor of Kurt Tucholsky's complete edition in 22 tomes.
In 1988 she was a founding member of the Kurt Tucholsky Society.
12 Jun 2010birthJonas Johannes Bonitz born in Leer, Germany. Congratulations and best wishes for parents and family.
30 May 2010deceasedFrank Bonitz passed away in Woodstock, IL, USA, at the age of 85 years.
He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Weisskirchen, Yugoslavia, to Karl and Maria (Freid) Bonitz. On Dec. 31, 1947, he married Maria Wagner in Klagenfurt, Austria.
He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church of Wonder Lake.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Bonitz of Richmond; his daughter, Tara White of Richmond; and his three grandchildren, Hope Dunbar, Eric Breckenridge and Dan Breckenridge, all of Chicago.
21 May 2010birthTim Bonitz was born in Biberach, Germany. Congratulations and best wishes for parents and family.
2 May 2010deceasedTerrence Anthony Bonitz died in Kingwood, WV, USA, at the age of 28 years.
Terrence 'Terry' Bonitz was born March 27, 1982, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Terrence Allen and Darlene Olivia (Shepperd) Wood Bonitz of Accident, Md., and Robin Louise Mohr of Virginia Beach, Va.. He died as a result of a motorcycle racing accident.
Mr. Bonitz was a mechanic for Morgantown Honda and a member of Morgantown Honda Race Team. He is survived by a son, Riley Kahne Bonitz; grandparents, Anthony J. and Vernetta 'Mickey' Bonitz, York, and Louise Lucille Shepperd, White Hall, Md.; five sisters, Jamie Bonitz, McHenry, Md., Amy, Olivia and Abygayle Bonitz, all of Accident, Md., and Cathryn Bonitz, Towson, Md.; and a step-brother, Charles Wood, Parkton, Md.
28 Mar 2010deceasedGerhard Bonitz died in Rodenberg, Germany, at the age of 71 years.
Gerhard was born on February 7, 1939 in Harlingerode, Harz. He was the son of Max Karl Friedrich Bonitz. He was a mining engineer and lived in Rodenberg (Deister).
14 Mar 2010deceasedRobert Lee "Bob" Bonitz Sr., age 74, passed away in Harrisburg, PA, USA.
He was born in Harrisburg on February 11th, 1936, to the late John T. Bonitz, Sr. and Sylvia Mae (DeDee) Bonitz of Harrisburg.
He was the co-founder of Bonitz Brothers Wholesale Sporting Goods. After retirement from Bonitz Brothers, Bob became a real estate developer. He was a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Susquehanna Township High School, Class of 1954. Bob loved Penn State and he was a member of the Penn State Boosters. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wild life conservation. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Harrisburg.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ann L. (Todd) Bonitz; son, Robert L. Bonitz, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Harrisburg; daughter, Leann B. Creamer and her husband, Benjamin, of Elizabethtown; brother, John T. Bonitz, Jr., of Harrisburg; five grandchildren, Abigail and Amber Creamer, Robert L., III, Anntoinette and Luke Bonitz.
3 Jan 2010deceasedElla Johanna (Bonitz) Meiselwitz, age 91, died in Sheboygan, WI, USA.
She passed away after a courageous battle with various medical conditions. Born January 11, 1918, in Mellen, Wisconsin, Ella was a daughter of the late Albin and Martha (Schneider) Bonitz. Her parents were born and married in Saxony, Germany. They came to the U.S. in 1909.
Ella graduated from Mellen High School in 1935. She then completed secretarial school at the Wausau Business School, Wausau, Wisconsin. She worked for a number of years as the secretary to the Superintendent of Schools in Mellen, where she met her husband, Rolf, who was a high school commercial teacher.
Ella and Rolf C. Meiselwitz, of Kiel, Wisconsin, were married on December 26, 1941, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mellen, where she had been baptized and confirmed. The couple returned to Kiel and resided there after the war where Rolf returned to teaching. Ella then worked as secretary to the Superintendent of the Kiel School District for approximately 24 years. She was well respected and appreciated in all her endeavors. Ella also worked part-time at Steibel's Ladies Apparel, for Kiel Attorney Jim Ungrodt, and for the Interior Source in New Holstein as a bookkeeper.
Her husband, Rolf preceded her in death on June 23. 1976.
Ella was involved in and served as an officer for many volunteer activities including the Manitowoc County Library Board, the Kiel Library Board, the Kiel Study Club, the Kiel Historical Society, the Professional Secretary's Association-Sheboygan Chapter, the local chapter of AAL, and the Calumet Homestead Auxiliary.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kiel, where as a confessed Christian she taught Sunday school, youth Bible studies, sang in the choir, visited the elderly, and served as officer and member in Trinity Ladies Aid Society for many years. Ella had many interests including home decorating, apple picking, collecting coins and other memorabilia, potting plants, attending her sewing circle meetings, reading books and poetry and listening to music. She was self taught on the piano and could play almost any hymn or song by ear. She enjoyed golfing with friends, hiking with relatives, and traveling with her daughter and other relatives. She especially enjoyed visiting and corresponding with her many relatives and friends.
Survivors include her four children, daughter, Martha (Ron) Gribbins, St. Louis, MO, three sons, John and William Meiselwitz, Town of Sheboygan, Rev. Robert (Cindy) Meiselwitz, Round Lake Park, IL; her five grandchildren, grandsons, John Gribbins, Washington D.C., Timothy (Sharon) Meiselwitz, Round Lake Beach, IL and Michael Gribbins, St. Louis, MO; granddaughters, Rebekah Meiselwitz, Gilbert, AZ and Katelyn Meiselwitz, Round Lake Park, IL; great-grandsons, Noah and Amos Meiselwitz, Round Lake Beach; one brother, Walter (Dorothy) Bonitz, St. Paul, MN; one sister, Edna Becker, Castro Valley, CA; one sister-in-law, Joanne Bonitz, Spencer, WI, and many nieces, nephews and several cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Frieda (Bill) Koosmann, Helen (Earl) Langley, Gertrude (George) Brand; and two brothers, Ernest Bonitz, Herman Bonitz (killed in action D-Day in Normandy in World War II).
2 Jan 2010deceasedHarry A. Bonitz died in Mine Hill, NJ, USA, at the age of 84 years.
Harry A. Bonitz, born in Boonton, NJ, a resident of Mine Hill for 61 years, died suddenly at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown on Saturday, January 2, 2010, just 2 months after his wife Helen's death. He was a surveyor for NJ Highway Department of Transportation, Newark, retiring in early 1990's after more than 40 years.
He was a veteran of WWII, serving as Army Sergeant in 16th Armored Division. He was a member of Mine Hill Presbyterian Church, Mine Hill.
Survived by daughter, Susan Bonitz and husband Dan Lundell of Raritan Twp.; son, Barry and wife Kelly of Endwell, NY; 2 grandchildren, Lauren and Erich; brother, Max of Dexter, Maine. Predeceased by his wife Helen L. in 2009 and a brother Richard in 1942.
28 Dec 2009deceasedManfred Bonitz passed away in Bad Dürrenberg, Germany, at the age of 81.
Manfred was the son of Erich Bonitz. He was born on July 13, 1928 in Dresden. He worked as an engine driver with the Deutsche Reichsbahn. Manfred is survived by his brother, Siegfried, of Dresden.
12 Dec 2009weddingJames Patrick Bonitz Sr. and Laura Marie Boyarsky got married, both of Olyphant, PA. The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Marie Boyarsky. The bridegroom is the son of the late Carl and Ruth Bonitz. Congratulations!
8 Dec 2009bornNils Bonitz was born in Jahnsdorf-Leukersdorf, Saxony, Germany. He is the son of Marleen Selbmann and René Bonitz. Congratulation and best wishes.
3 Nov 2009deceasedHelen L. Bonitz, nee Reinhardt passed away in Mine Hill, NJ, USA, at the age of 81 years.
Helen Bonitz was born in Dover, NJ. She was a member of Mine Hill Presbyterian Church. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Harry A. Bonitz; her daughter, Susan Bonitz and husband Dan Lundell of Raritan Twp; and her son, Barry and wife Kelly of Endwell, NY. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Lauren and Erich; and her brother, Paul Reinhardt of Rockaway.
21 Oct 2009deceasedEldon BonitzEldon H. Bonitz died in Carseland, AB, Canada, at the age of 85 years.
Eldon was born in 1924. He is survived by his son Rick and daughter-in-law Judie. He has gone to meet his wife Barbara who passed away two years ago. Eldon lived all his main life in Carseland as he ran his own butcher shop. He was, as his daughter-in-law said, "a real gentleman". He cared for everyone and never had a bad thing to say about anyone he knew. He loved writing and taking pictures which he did all his life. He loved to tell stories about his times and was always available to tell anyone about history, which he loved.
14 Oct 2009deceasedMargaret S. ('Peggy') Leary, nee Bonitz passed away in Fitchburg, MA, USA, aged 80.
She was born in Irvington, N.J., on November 30, 1928, a daughter of the late Raymond D., and Myra (McGuirk) Bonitz and lived in Fitchburg most of her life.
Her husband of 49 years, Thomas R. Leary Sr., died on December 28, 1998.
She leaves six sons, Dennis Leary and Thomas R. 'Tim' Leary Jr., and his wife, Mary Lynn, all of Fitchburg, Patrick Leary, and his wife Julie, of Leominster, Robert 'Bobby' Leary, and his wife, Brenda Lee, of Noblesville, IN, Shaun Leary, and his wife, Melissa, of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Michael Leary, and his wife, Cindy of Attleboro, MA; two daughters, Jeanne Lord, and her husband, Bruce, of Leominster, and Elizabeth Dickey, and her husband, David, of Fitchburg; two brothers, Robert Bonitz of Fitchburg and Edgar Bonitz of Ashburnham; one sister, Myra Cannon of Fitchburg; 21 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Peggy Leary was a former member of St. Bernard's Parish, was a 1946 graduate of Athol High School and attended the former Burbank Hospital School of Nursing. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed frequenting the casinos at Foxwoods, Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
17 Sep 2009deceasedGenevieve M. Bonitz, nee Chess died in Highland, NY, USA, aged 92.
Born in Windber, PA on August 23, 1917, she was the daughter of Alex and Antonia Chess.
She was a parishioner of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Highland and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by her daughters, Antionette Lupo and her husband, Angelo of Long Island and Jean Ose and her husband, Gustave of Highland; grandchildren: Caralyn Prendys of Wallkill, Andrew Lupo and his wife, Gina of Long Island, Gustave Ose and his wife, Stephanie of Highland, Michael Ose and his wife, Jean of Connecticut, and Cathy Lupo of Long Island. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren: Courtney, Christopher, Dylan, Frank, Brandi, Jacqueline, Adrianna, Dianna, Nicholas, Alexandra and Robert.
In addition to her husband, Joseph, she was predeceased by her sisters, Helen and Christina and her brothers, Alex and Joseph.
29 Aug 2009deceasedMary E. Bonitz passed away in Ashburnham, MA, USA at the age of 71 years.
Mary was born in New Milford, CT, the daughter of John and Julia (Naboriny) Yarochowicz on Sept 4, 1937. She was a 1955 graduate of New Milford High and a 1959 graduate of Danbury State College (now Western CT State University) earning a bachelor of science in Elementary Education. She lived for 30 years in Norwalk, CT where she and her husband, Edgar D. Bonitz, Sr., met teaching elementary school.
Mary left teaching, to raise her family of seven children and to make a home that was welcoming to all, especially her children and their many friends in the neighborhood. She especially loved to entertain and celebrate life's milestones and holidays, marking every occasion with festive parties, decorations and home-baked goodies. Mary, grandmother of 11, was a patient listener and confidant, and a tireless advocate for her children and grandkids. She was never too busy to hold and comfort a child.
In addition to her husband of 47 years, Mary is survived by three brothers, John Yarochowicz of Milbrook, NY, Michael Yarochowicz of Mission Viejo, CA, Albert Yarochowicz of Salinas, KS and a sister, Helen Hunt of Katy, TX, her daughters Margaret Bonitz and son-in-law, Joe Ribeiro of New Milford, CT, Arlene Bonitz of Palm Harbor, FL, Lizz Greenberg and son-in-law, Steve Greenberg, of Tampa, FL, Myra Bonitz of Douglasville, GA, Laura Bonitz and Roberta Bonitz, both of Ashburnham, MA and a son, Edgar D. Bonitz, Jr. of Norwalk, CT. In addition to her 11 grandchildren, Mary is survived by more than 30 nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Francis (Frank) Yarochowicz.
29 Jul 2009deceasedElsa Bonitz, nee Queck died in Hamm at the age of 95 years.
Elsa was born on April 27, 1914. She was the widow of Kurt Bonitz, who passed away in 1959. She is survived by 5 children, at least 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
17 Jul 2009birthIn Salzburg, Austria, triplets were born: Jonas Jakob Bonitz, Timo Roman Bonitz and Tobias Richard Bonitz.
Jul 2009bornJolina Teresa Bonitz was born in Aschaffenburg. She is the daughter of Jenny Bonitz and Onofrio Sisto. Congratulations!
23 Jun 2009deceasedWalter Christian Bonitz passed away in Lößnitz, Saxony at the age of 89.
Walter was born on April 27, 1920. He was the son of Klara Löffler and Albert Riedel. Later, Klara married Hans Bonitz and her son was adopted by Hans. Walter was married to Helene Siegel.
He is survived by three sons, Reinhold Bonitz and Heidi, Dietmar Bonitz and Gudrun, Wolfgang Bonitz and Carola; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
5 Jun 2009deceasedStefan Bonitz of Gladebrügge passed away at age 24.
He was the son of Thomas and Lilo Bonitz. He was born on Sept. 15, 1984.
He is survived by his parents, grandparents and two brothers.
2 Jun 2009weddingRyan C. Bonitz and Stephanie A. Niederkorn of Defiance, OH, got married.
The groom is a son of Howard J. Bonitz and his wife Mary Elizabeth of Wooster, OH. The bride is a daughter of Steven and Constance Niederkorn of Madison, OH. Congratulations!
26 May 2009deceasedGloria Ruth Bonitz KokindaGloria Ruth Bonitz Kokinda died in Chatham, VA, USA at the age of 80 years.
Gloria was born on November 24, 1928, in Scranton, PA, the daughter of the late William Carl Bonitz and the late Gertrude Anna Zeiss Bonitz.
She was the wife of the late John "Jack" Kokinda, whom she married in 1949. She was of Methodist Faith.
Gloria Kokinda is survived by four daughters; Linda K. Guill and her husband Wayne of Chatham, Sheila K. Cox of Chatham, Gloria K. Hall and her husband Steve of Chatham, Lona Kokinda and her husband David Milam of Danville; two sons, John Kokinda and his wife Donna of Jacksonville, NC and Steve Kokinda and his wife Deborah of Chatham; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grand children and two great great grandchildren.
15 May 2009deceasedHerta Bonitz, nee Goede died in Leipzig, aged 75 years.
Herta was born on August 6, 1933. She was the wife of Werner Bonitz.
She is survived by her husband Werner Bonitz; son Steffen with his wife Angela; daughter Katrin; and 4 grandchildren, Anika, Melanie, Fabio and Kai.
Apr/May 2009weddingJenny Bonitz and Onofrio Sisto got married in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Congratulations!
24 Apr 2009deceasedGeorge E. BonitzGeorge Edward Bonitz died in Bellevue, NE, USA, at the age of 88 years.
Born on March 4, 1921, he was the husband of the late Flores (Abate), who passed away just 2 months before. George was the only son of William Lewis Bonitz and Ella Grace Reh. He was a WWII veteran who was shot down over enemy occupied territory in Europe. He was an avid golfer.
George is survived by his sons, Bill and wife Vickie Bonitz of Bellevue, Bob Bonitz and Cathy Coon of Montrose, CA, Tom and wife Susan Bonitz of Papillion; grandchildren, Jill Bonitz and Ed Corbett of Chicago, and Steven Bonitz of Omaha.
19 Feb 2009deceasedFlores Bonitz AbateFlores Bonitz (nee Abate) died in Bellevue, NE, USA, aged 84.
Flores was born on December 18, 1924. In 1944 she married George Edward Bonitz. Flores was an active Bridge Player and Golfer. She is survived by loving husband of 64 years, George; sons, Bill and wife Vickie, Bellevue, Bob Bonitz and Cathy Coon, Montrose, CA, Tom and wife Susan, Papillion, NE; grandchildren, Jill Bonitz and Ed Corbett, Chicago, IL, Steven Bonitz, Omaha.
3 Feb 2009deceasedJill Bonitz ChechotkoJill Mary Bonitz (nee Chechotko) died in Edmonton, Canada at the age of 81 years.
Jill was born on October 9, 1927. In 1948 she married Max Albert Bonitz. Jill passed away peacefully at the Edmonton General Hospital with her son Daniel and daughter Kathryn at her side. Beloved wife and widow of her cherished Max, mother, aunt, sister, friend, active in her church and community, passionate about nature and the environment, led her life with generosity, integrity, and kindness.
21 Jan 2009bornTwin arrival: Albert André Bonitz and Alwin André Bonitz born in Stralsund. They are the sons of André Bonitz and Asta Rutzke. Congratulations!
26 Dec 2008deceasedMartha Bonitz died in Grünhain, Saxony at the age of 93 years.
She was born on July 4, 1915. She leaves two sons, Wolfgang Bonitz and Christoph Bonitz with his wife Karin and son Jens.
3 Dec 2008deceasedErika Bonitz died in Hohndorf, Saxony at the age of 73 years.
Erika was born on February 2, 1935. She is survived by three children, Angelika, Ulrich and Katrin with their families.
29 Nov 2008weddingJohn and Elizabeth BonitzJohn H. Bonitz III and his bride Elizabeth got married in Silk Hope, NC. Congratulations!
The bridegroom is the son of John Henry William Bonitz Jr. of Hampstead, NC.
14 Nov 2008deceasedWerner Bonitz died in Oelsnitz, Saxony at the age of 86 years.
Werner was born on August 10, 1922. He leaves three daughters, Christine, Ursula and Ute, with their families.
13 Oct 2008deceasedDaryl M. Bonitz died in Monmouth, OR, USA at the age of 54 years.
Daryl was born on August 12, 1954. He was the son of the late Milburn Otis Bonitz and his wife Pauline of Portland, OR. He was married to Kathy Lee Sanders Bonitz. Daryl was a faithful volunteer at the fire department.
11 Oct 2008weddingJames P. Bonitz Jr. and Sarah E. Barnes of Meshoppen, PA, USA got married. Congratulations!
The bride is the daughter of Bradford and Lisa Barnes, Mehoopany. The bridegroom is the son of James Bonitz, Olyphant, and Charlene Bonitz, Tunkhannock.
9 Oct 2008deceasedHildegarde (Hilda) Gertrude Lawrence (nee Bonitz) died in Mellen, WI, USA at the age of 88 years.
Hilda was born on April 27, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Otto Gustav Bonitz and his wife Johanna Hannawald of Mellen. She married John A. Lawrence in 1942. Hilda is survived by three sons Alan J. Lawrence, James E. Lawrence, and Brian P. Lawrence.
Aug 2008weddingKarin Bonitz and Tino Seidler of Taura, Saxony got married. Congratulations!
29 Jun 2008deceasedIngeborg Richter (nee Bonitz) died in Leipzig at the age of 90 years.
Ingeborg Richter was born June 16, 1918. She was the widow of the late Rudolf Richter who died in 1945. She is survived by a daughter, Ursula, and a son, Peter, with their families.
12 Jun 2008deceasedWilliam G. Bonitz Sr. died in Lebanon, NJ, USA at the age of 78 years.
Born on April 24, 1930, in Daleville, PA, he was the son of the late William Carl and Gertrude Zeiss Bonitz. He was married to his wife Nancy Teresa Gleason for 54 years. William worked as a welder-fabricator for 25 years. He was also an Army Veteran.
William is survived by his wife Nancy, two sons, William Jr. and Frederick; two daughters, Catherine M. Hammerstone and Karen L. Doremus; two grandchildren, Nathan and Mary Hammerstone; one brother Clarence, and one sister Gloria Kokinda.
June 2008deceasedSiegfried Bonitz passed away in Schwarzenberg, Saxony.
Siegfried leaves behind his wife Annerose and two sons, Frank and Uwe Bonitz, with their families.
30 Mar 2008deceasedElsbeth Greif (nee Bonitz) died in Rochlitz at the age of 74.
Elsbeth was born May 16, 1933. She leaves two children, Dietmar and Petra, and their families.
2 Mar 2008deceasedGudrun Bonitz died in Lauter, Saxony at the age of 73.
Gudrun was born March 19, 1934 and died shortly before her 74th birthday. She leaves no children.
27 Feb 2008deceasedIrene C. Bonitz died in Oklahoma City, OK, USA at the age of 83 years.
Irene was born October 25, 1924. She was the wife of the late Billy C. Bonitz. Irene died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her apartment. She leaves at least one son, Randy.
29 Jan 2008birthMark Eric Bonitz Jr. born in Pleasanton, CA, USA. (son of Mark and Maria Bonitz)
9 Dec 2007birthDamian Bonitz born in Leipzig, saxony. (son of Kai and Jana Bonitz)
10 Nov 2007birthMarie-Sophie Bonitz born in Magdeburg.
19 Sep 2007birthLena Bonitz born in Jahnsdorf, saxony. (daughter of Dirk and Conny Bonitz)
6 Sep 2007birthMackenzie Rae Bonitz born in Weston, WI, USA. (daughter of Shawn and Rachel Bonitz)
14 Aug 2007birthVictoria Ada Bonitz born in Ellenville, NY, USA. (daughter of Bryan and Jennifer Bonitz)
25 Jun 2007deceasedBarbara Ellen Bonitz (nee Gillespie) died in Carseland, AB, Canada. (age 79 years)
Barbara was born March 5, 1928. She was the wife of Eldon Bonitz, her loving husband and companion of fifty-nine years. She leaves one son Richard, daughter-in-law Judie, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Winfred and Florence Gillespie. Barbara lived most of her life in Carseland where she ran the post office for many years. She loved animals and was a wonderful caring person who will be sadly missed by all. She and Eldon have lived in the Wheatland Lodge for the last three years.
25 Jun 2007deceasedCharles G. Bonitz of Hauppauge, NY, USA died at the age of 65 years.
He was born 14 Feb 1942 and he was married to Mary Ann Bonitz.
17 May 2007deceasedJack J. Bonitz died in Emerson, NJ, USA. (age 68 years)
Jack Bonitz was born Jan. 5, 1939. Unfortunately, no family details are available yet.
11 May 2007deceasedSharon M. Bonitz (nee O'Connor) died in Trenton, NJ, USA, at the age of 49 years.
Born in New Jersey in Oct. 1957, Mrs. Bonitz had been a resident of Hamilton for over 20 years and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church. A graduate of William Patterson University, Class of 1979, with a degree in Education, Mrs. Bonitz was the director of Youth Programs and Young Wonders Preschool at the YWCA of Trenton. She is survived by her husband, Robert P. Bonitz; her parents Brenden and Barbara (Conroy) O'Connor; her children, Jennifer N. Mulrine and her husband Kevin and Robert "Paul", Carl, and Kurt H. Bonitz; three sisters, Kathy Paparella, Eileen O'Connor and Barbara Hartos; her grandson, Jaden A. Mulrine; five nieces and four nephews.
28 Apr 2007deceasedChristine Parker-Bonitz, CO, USAChristine Rose Parker-Bonitz, wife of David L. Parker, died in Colorado Springs, CO, USA. (age 46 years)
Christine was born January 1, 1961, the only daughter of Gerald "Jerry" R. Bonitz and Virginia Lopez. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and wife. She is survived by her three children Alicia M. Rito, Tony Parker, and Timothy Parker, daughter-in-law Heather Parker, son-in-law Edward Rito, her mother Virginia Bonitz, a granddaughter Haylee Parker and four brothers Jerry Junior, John, Ken, and Daniel Bonitz. She is preceded in death by her father Gerald Bonitz Sr.
17 Feb 2007deceasedLudwig Bonitz, RostockLudwig Bonitz, professor and commercial design artist of Rostock, Germany, died at the age of 70 years.
Ludwig Bonitz was born on October 8th, 1936 in Gotha to Karl and Lotte Bonitz. He was a painter and designer. Before his retirement in 2002 he taught at design colleges in Heiligendamm and at the university of Wismar. His main achievements are in advertising, marketing, graphical design and print graphics.
Ludwig died of a heart attack during a vacation in Cuba. He was married and is survived by five children: Kay, Anne and Max Bonitz, Ariane and Marc Pfannschmidt; and a twin brother Wolfgang.
30 Jan 2007deceasedMax Bonitz, Edmonton, AB, CanadaMax Albert Bonitz died in Edmonton, AB, Canada. (age 87 years)
Max was born in 1919 in Saskatchewan, Canada, to the immigrants Albert and Jacqueline Bonitz. He was an only child. He married Jill Chechotko in 1948. Max Albert Bonitz passed away peacefully at the Edmonton General Hospital. Accomplished musician, Canada Public Servant, HAM radio operator, active in his church and community, lead his life with generosity, kindness and integrity. He is survived by his loving wife Jill; son Daniel (Danny) Bonitz; and daughter Kathryn (Kathy) Bonitz.
1 Dec 2006deceasedSylvia J. Bonitz (nee Fresina), widow of Arthur F. Bonitz Sr., died in Watervliet, NY, USA. (age 93 years)
Born in New York City on 1 Jan 1913, she had been a resident of the Capital Region for many years. She was a homemaker. She was a 30-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary of West Palm Beach, Fla., Chapter 3490. Sylvia held all of the offices including madam president.
She is predeceased by her parents, Salvatore and Carmella Fresina; her husband, Arthur F. Bonitz Sr.; two sisters and three brothers. Sylvia is survived by three daughters, Sylvia M. Dobrowski of Hudson, Patricia A. Farrell of Watervliet, Lorraine F. (John) Nicosia of Hendersonville, N.C.; one son, Arthur F. (Wendy) Bonitz Jr. of Howell, N.J.; and three sisters. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
6 Nov 2006deceasedFrieda Gertrude Bonitz died in Mellen, WI, USA. (age 94 years)
Frieda was born Dec. 29, 1911, at Appleton, Minn., the daughter of Albin and Martha (Schneider) Bonitz.
On June 24, 1931, she married Wilhelm H. Koosmann at Mellen. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Cozy Valley Homemakers. She was also the Cozy Valley news reporter of the Mellen Weekly Record for many years.
She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mellen.
Surviving are her children, Lloyd (Mary) of Ashland, Norbert (Joyce), Ken, Donald (Annette), all of Mellen, Shirley (Al) Heglund of Aurora, Minn., Sylvia Heglund, Ruth (Al) Josephson, both of Mellen, Leila (Bruce) Bernard of Eau Claire and Joyce (David) Kaseno of Barron; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ella Meiselwitz of Kiel and Edna Becker of Castro Valley, Calif.; and a brother, Walter (Dorothy) Bonitz of St. Paul, Minn.
6 Sep 2006birthSophia Anna Agnes Bonitz born in Berlin to Kai Bonitz and Isa Sonnenschein.
11 Aug 2006weddingTanja Bonitz married to Dr. Andreas Quante in Goslar, Germany. Congratulations!
7 Aug 2006deceasedArlene T. ('Bonnie') Bentley (nee Bonitz) died in Coatesville, PA, USA at the age of 75 years.
Bonnie Bentley was the daughter of Raymond D. Bonitz and Myra McGuirk. She was born on April 24th, 1931, the 5th of 7 children. In 1954 she married Thomas Prescott Bentley. They had 6 children.
10 Jul 2006deceasedJames R. Bonitz died in Lu Verne, IA, USA at the age of 56 years.
James Bonitz was born on August 8, 1949 and lived in Texas for some time. There he married his wife Cynthia, nee Brooks, in 1968. No records of children or family so far.
5 Jun 2006deceasedHedwig Bonitz, wife of Hans Bonitz, died in Chemnitz, Germany. (age 88 years)
Hedwig was born on February 1st, 1918. She is survived by two children: Anita Irmscher and Dieter Bonitz in Chemnitz, as well as six grandchildren.
27 May 2006weddingBirte Bonitz and Walter BornemannBirte Bonitz (of Brühl, Germany), daughter of the late Rolf Bonitz, married to Walter Bornemann. Congratulations!
24 Apr 2006deceasedLeon O. Bonitz died in Oklahoma City, OK, USA at the age of 81 years.
Leon Bonitz was the oldest son of Clarence Amandus Bonitz and Cleo, nee Waymire. He was born on September 23, 1924 in Oklahoma, the second of six children. No records about a wife or family, so far. Leon is survived by a siter, Wanda Sue Bonitz in Lawton.
12 Mar 2006deceasedIlse Bonitz (nee Fuhrmann) passed away in Zwönitz, Germany. (age 79 years)
Ilse was born on March 24, 1926 and died just before her 80th birthday. She is survived by a daughter Annette, and grandchildren Kornelia and Eric.
3 Mar 2006deceasedImke Bonitz, wife of Gerhard Bonitz, died in Wunstorf, Germany at the age of 37 years.
Imke was born January 15, 1969. She was Gerhard Bonitz's second wife. She is survived by her husband abd their son Timo.
21 Jan 2006deceasedJoyce M. Kauffman BonitzJoyce M. Bonitz (nee Kauffman), wife of Martin ("Pete") Bonitz, died in Tempe, AZ, USA. (age 77 years)
Joyce, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was born October 7, 1928 in Carol, MI, moving to Arizona in the mid 1950's. She served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 55 years, Martin "Pete" Bonitz; children, Lew (Elizabeth) Bonitz and Lori (Ted) Yost; 2 grandchildren, Carianne and Mark Yost; 2 brothers and a sister.
8 Oct 2005birthPaul Bonitz born in Berlin.
3 Oct 2005deceasedGary Edward Bonitz died in Wausau, WI, USA. (age 55 years)
Gary was born March 24, 1950, to Ernest and Joan (Wrege) Bonitz. He was a graduate of Spencer High School. Gary and Cynthia Yonker were married June 27, 1970, in Marshfield.
He was one of the first people to help Mrs. Tack with her rose garden in Spencer. He was a senior account manager for CUNA Mutual Group. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Plover, where he served as Sunday School superintendent.
Gary is survived by his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" Bonitz of Stevens Point; his mother, Joan Bonitz of Spencer; two daughters, Rainy Day (Thomas) Worzella of Stevens Point and Mindy Joel (Christopher) Cooper of Mosinee; two adopted sons, Niron Bonitz of Wausau and Scott Bonitz of Merrill; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lou Ann (Glen) Dahlke of Mosinee and Lynn Martin of Mellen; and one brother, Bruce (Sheri) Bonitz of Spencer. He was preceded in death by his father.
31 Aug 2005deceasedJoyce M. Bonitz (nee Boucher), wife of Helmuth ("Al") Bonitz, died in Charlotte, NC, USA. (age 69 years)
Joyce was born in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late Roland and Helen Boucher. She received her PhD in Education at East Carolina University. Dr. Bonitz was an educator in New Hanover County Schools, Halifax County, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County School System.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Helmuth "Al" Bonitz; son, Robert and his wife, Sharon; daughter, Rolanda Paxton and her husband, Thomas and sons, Richard and Ronald; ten grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.
22 Jul 2005deceasedRolf Bonitz, CuxhavenRolf Bonitz died in Cuxhaven, Germany. (age 66 years)
Rolf died completely unexpectedly. He is survived by his wife, Karla, and his daughter, Birte.
16 Jun 2005birthCatalina Martinez Bonitz born in Madrid, Spain, to Carla Bonitz and Sebastian Martinez.
29 May 2005birthLaura Bonitz born in Saxony, Germany, to Kay and Dana Bonitz.
14 Apr 2005deceasedMargaret I. Bonitz (nee Worg), wife of Walter Wil. Bonitz, died in Portland, OR, USA. (age 78 years)
Margaret Worg was born Sept. 23, 1906, in Germany. She was a homemaker who moved from New York City to Portland in 1948. In 1926, she married Walter; he died in 1981.
Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Fullman; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
9 Feb 2004weddingStephanie Bonitz married to Jeremy Leopold, in Wausau, WI, USA.
19 Jun 2004weddingJennifer Bonitz (daughter of Robert and Sharon Bonitz) married to Kevin Mulrine, in Mercerville, NJ, USA.
5 Jun 2004weddingAmy Alice Bonitz (daughter of Robert and Karen Bonitz) married to Addison Palmer, in Guilford, CT, USA.
5 Nov 2004deceasedMary Carolyn Durr (nee Bonitz) died in Halfway, OR, USA. (age 70 years)
Carolyn Durr was born to Aubrey and Thelma Bonitz at Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 14, 1934. Her family later moved to Albany where she graduated from Albany High School. It was in high school that she met David Durr. They were married in 1954 while he was serving in the U.S. Marines. They spent the first year and a half of their marriage at Albany. From Albany they moved to Corvallis and in 1972 they moved to Halfway with their five children.
Carolyn was an exceptional mother and grandmother, an avid gardener and an important member of her church, all while managing the family businesses. She was the favored destination for 10 grandchildren whom she wrapped with love and wool hats.
She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Heather Durr, who died in 1988. Survivors include her husband, David; daughters, Kim Durr of Mountain Home, Idaho, Karen Hearne of Halfway and Fawn Robertson of Baker City; her son, Shawn Durr of Halfway; a sister, Linda Bowen of Hillsboro; and a brother, Joe Bonitz of Albany.
28 Apr 2004deceasedgravestone of Rudolf BonitzRudolf (Rudy) Karl Bonitz died in Mellen, WI, USA. (age 93 years)
Rudy was born March 27, 1911 in Alberoda, Germany, the son of Karl F. and Elsa M. (Untgadeem) Bonitz. He moved with his family to the United States at the age of two. On April 26, 1933 he was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Brand at Mellen.
He was a dairy farmer in the Cozy Valley area and worked at the veneer mill in Mellen for many years. He enjoyed walking and also making wood.
Survivors include two daughters, Rose Marie (Melvin) Krause of Highbridge, and Renette (Robbin) Brand of New Franken; one son, Reginald (Ruth) of Mellen; 10 grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Dorothy and two granddaughters, Jennifer Brand and Raylene Bonitz.
12 Jan 2004deceasedJörg BonitzJörg Bonitz died in Porto Cristo, Mallorca (Spain). (age 66 years)
Jörg passed away at his home after a long illness. He was the only son of Hermann Max Bonitz and Gertrud Bonitz (nee Mann). He is survived by two sisters, his wife, two children, Jochen and Katja, and three grandchildren, Levin, Niklas, and Amelie.


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