Deaths Death Notices
BONK, Alphonse J.
BONK - Alphonse J. April 30, 2012 at the age of 89, son of the late Anthony and Victoria (Strelewicz); beloved husband for 63 years of Anna "Nina" (Pietrzak) Bonk; dear father of Mary (James) Smith of Illinois and the late Josephine (Edward) Rossi of Minnesota; grandfather of Damien Rossi of Minnesota and the late Michael Smith; step-grandfather of Scott Smith of Minnesota and Todd Smith of Missouri; step great-grandfather of Zachary and Madison Smith of Missouri, Kenny Birchler of Illinois and Tina and John Birchler of Missouri; step great-great-grandfather of Cody Robinson, Kristopher and Chelsi Hicks and Atchison Newman, all of Missouri; brother of the late Cecelia (late Louis) Derba. Mr. Bonk served in WWII and met his Polish wife in Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 40 years. He enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, taking family photos and movies and traveling around the world. The family thanks the staff of Waterfront Health Care Center where Mr. Bonk was a resident since 1996. Family will be present at the MATTHEW C. OKONIEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1168 Walden Ave. at Gualbert Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Gualbert Church, 83 Gualbert Ave. on Friday at 10:30 AM (please assemble at church).