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James Lee Bonsky

July 22, 1941 - December 16, 2019

James Lee Bonsky, 78, went to be with the father the evening of December 16th at Sarasota Memorial Hospital while in the arms of his loving wife.

Jim was born in Canton, Ohio in 1941. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard until 1964. Jim moved to Florida after his retirement in 2003, having worked 29 years as quality control supervisor at Jones & Laughlin Steel. Jim was active in the community serving on advisory boards for the city and at North Port Community United Church of Christ. Jim brought a smile to the faces of all he met. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He leaves his wife Joan Bonsky, his son Nick Bonsky, his daughter Lori Reed, sons Mark Bonsky and Jon Bonsky, 10 grandchildren, and many close friends.

Interment of Jim’s ashes was held at Sarasota National Cemetery in a private family ceremony with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to North Port Community United Church of Christ.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.

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Sarasota National Cemetery

9810 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241


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