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PATRICK D. BONNER SR., SUPERVISOR AT IMPEL

A Mass of Christian Burial for Patrick D. Bonner Sr., 51, district sales supervisor for Impel Marketing in northeast Pennsylvania, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, Seneca Street and Harlem Road, West Seneca.

Prayers will be said at 9:15 in the Nightengale Funeral Home, 1884 South Park Ave. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

Bonner, who moved to Bethlehem, Pa., from Buffalo six years ago, died unexpectedly Tuesday (Dec. 25, 1990) in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem.

An employee of Impel, the parent company of Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co., for almost 20 years, Bonner was a native of Lackawanna. He attended Holy Family and St. Ambrose elementary schools and Bishop Timon High School.

A graduate of the Diocesan Preparatory Seminary, he also attended St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester and completed work for his licentiate in theology at the Canisianum in Innsbruck, Austria.

Before moving to Bethlehem, Bonner lived in Depew for several years and was active with the Depew Saints amateur hockey organization. He also was a teacher in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine program of St. James Catholic Church in Depew.

He was a member of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Hellertown, Pa., outside Bethlehem. He also was a photographer and musician and, when in Buffalo, sang with his family group, the Blarney Bunch.

Survivors include his wife, the former Virginia R. Brady; a son, Patrick D. II of Bethlehem; a brother, John D. Sr., and two sisters, Mary C. Spiesz of West Falls and Margaret M. Heyden of the Town of Tonawanda.

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