William L. Bonavida age 81 a resident at Toby Terrace in Brockway, PA; died on Thursday, June 18 at Penn Highlands DuBois. Born on November 12, 1938 in Brockway, he was the son of the late William W. and Violet M. Stoneberg Bonavida. Retired, Bill had been employed as a truck driver for Robert Cole Trucking Co; and was a partner in Bonavida Auto Body. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served on the U.S.S. Intrepid CVS-11. He was Catholic by faith. Bill was a member of the V.F.W. Club. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and drag racing, building model cars, sketching and painting pictures. His true passion was restoring antique cars. He is survived by a sister Mary Ann (Gary) Williams of Philipsburg, PA; a sister Cynthia M. Harvey of DuBois, PA; a brother Dennis P. Bonavida of Brockway and a sister Denise Sickeri also of Brockway. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a brother Ronald E. Bonavida. Calling hours will be on Monday June 22 from 4PM to 7PM at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at 7PM with Msgr. Charles Kaza officiating. Burial will be in St. Tobias Cemetery. Full Military honors will be accorded by Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion. Memorial donations may be made to Parson-Marnati Post #95 1109 Pershing Avenue Brockway, PA 15824.
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