Obituary Notice: James H. Bonsall

James H. Bonsall, 97, of Luthersburg died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at Christ the King Manor.

Born Sept. 16, 1919 in Brady Township, he was the son of the late Harry and Luella (Haag) Bonsall.

He was a graduate of Brady Township High School, and a graduate of the DuBois Business College and the Pennsylvania State University.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who had served in World War II.

On Aug. 14, 1965, he married Jane Bonsall.  She survives.

He was a farmer by trade and loved to watch things grow, both plants and animals.  He had also worked for Nelson’s Nursery and Rockwell International Manufacturing.

He was a member of Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ.  He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, the Brady Grange, and the Garfield Lodge No. 559, Free and Accepted Masons. 

He was also a member of the Luthersburg Over 50 Club and the Sykesville American Legion.  He was a past board member of United Electric.  He enjoyed traveling, reading, and visiting with his friends and family.

He is survived by four nieces, Kathy Hartzfeld and Nancy London and her husband, Harold, both of Punxsutawney, Margaret Bonsall of Youngstown, Ohio and Becky Anderson and her husband, Richard of DuBois and two great-nieces and five great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Anderson; brothers, infant, David, Woodrow and Wallace Bonsall; and a nephew, Wally Bonsall.

Friends will be received from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, and again, from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Fillman officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church.

Burial will follow in Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Memorials may be placed with the charity of the donor’s choice.

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