Adam Bonk

Obituary of Adam Bonk

Adam C. Bonk, 96, of Hanover section of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Birchwood Healthcare Center, Nanticoke. Born September 25, 1924 in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Frank and Antoinette Wanielista Bonk. A veteran of World War II, Adam served his country with the US Army in the European Theater of operations and was honorably discharged on January 30, 1946. He married the former, Margaret Kmetz on October 29, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Slovak Catholic Church, Nanticoke. They shared 66 years of marriage until her passing on June 16, 2016. Prior to retiring, Mr. Bonk was a general contractor in the area for many years. He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke and formerly St. Joseph’s Slovak Church where he served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of Hanover Hose Company #4, Hanover section of Nanticoke. Earlier in life, he was active in scouting and was Cub Scout Master with the troop in Hanover section. In addition to his wife, Margaret, he was preceded in death by sisters, Eva Bonk, Blanche Belawicz, Mary Sutt, Stella Bartchak, Josephine Cichy and Sophie Cease and brothers, John and Edward Bonk. Surviving is his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Marie Bonk of Riva, MD; grandsons, Robert Bonk and his fiancée, Jessica Keyton of Louisa, VA and Richard Bonk and his wife, Jennifer of Nanticoke; great-grandchildren, Adam, Christian and Kaylee Bonk; sisters, Tozia Yaniga and Amelia Cholewa; sister-in-law, Teresa Bonk and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Faustina Kowalksa Parish, primary site, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. James R. Nash, his pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Slovak Cemetery, Nanticoke. Friends and family may call for viewing and visitation hours Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wednesday
23
June

Viewing and Visitation hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Thursday
24
June

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 10:50 am
Thursday, June 24, 2021
St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, main site
520 South Hanover Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833
Thursday
24
June

Interment with Rite of Committal

11:10 am - 11:20 am
Thursday, June 24, 2021
St. Joseph's Slovak Catholic Cemetery
Nanticoke
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
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