Bonk – Edward V., 93, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on November 23 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 4, 1929 in Johnstown, son of Valentine and Anastasia (Sewak) Bonk. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose M., “Pete” (Lear) Bonk; granddaughter, Courtney Rose Bonk; infant sisters, Agnes and Catherine; siblings, Joseph (Ann), John (Margaret), George (Helen), Caroline (Raymond) Michalek, Gladys (Nick) Jurich, and Thomas; sons-in-law, Kenneth Sobecky and Ron Altemus; daughters-in-law, Gloria Bonk and Jodi Dick, and nephews, Greg Lear, Ron and Dan Michalek, Dave Bonk, Raymond, “Spike” Rager, and Alex Litko.
He is survived by his loving children, Edward, Diana Sobecky, Roxanne Altemus, Anthony, Michael, Mark, and Kathleen (Jack) Bonk; granddaughters, Anastasia (Stephen) Timko, Krystin (Drew) Bonk, and Jennifer Altemus; great grandsons, Tristan and Brendan Timko; brother, Robert (Jean) Bonk; sister-in-law, Connie Bonk, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration. He retired in 1982, after 38 years of service, from Bethlehem Steel as a Fuel Operator. Ed was owner and operator of Bonk’s Ice, from 1971 thru 1986. He also did electrical, plumbing, masonry work and delivered coal on the side as well as building his own house. Ed was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was an active member of the Parkhill American Legion Post #970, and life member of the Conemaugh Volunteer Fire Company. Ed enjoyed pinochle and fishing. He could always put a smile on anyone’s face with his jokes and pranks. Ed loved all the “peanuts” in his house and could always put them to sleep. He loved spending time with his family, especially for birthdays and family traditions during the holidays, and will be remembered for giving of himself.
Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First Street, Conemaugh, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Church of the Transfiguration, Fr. Robert C. Hall, Pastor. Committal will be at Assumption Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Menoher Post #155 VFW. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.