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“MY BLESSINGS AND SYMPATHY TO JACK'S WONDERFUL FAMILY.SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES IN OHIO. ”
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“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
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“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at Hosea 13:14. L Ohio ”
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John "Jack" Harry Bonnar, 86, of Canton and formerly of West Simsbury, beloved husband of Thelma (Brock) Bonnar, passed away, Friday, December 23, 2016. Born in Cleveland, OH, son of the late John Hector and Nora (Zeeck) Bonnar, he was raised in Shaker Heights, OH. He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, OH and received his Master's in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana where he was awarded a University Fellowship in 1952-1953. Jack served in the US Army during the Korean War and after his discharge began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse, then the Volunteer Insurance Co. in Chattanooga, TN. He moved to CT in 1968 and joined the Travelers Finance Company where he retired in 1992 as 2nd Vice President of Finance. Jack and his wife Thelma lived in West Simsbury for 38 years where they are members of the First Church of Christ, Simsbury. Jack served on the Finance Board of the church and as Scoutmaster of Troop 76, Simsbury. He enjoyed music, golf, travel, and tennis. After retirement, he spent 20 years volunteering with the Plan Lifetime Assistance Network of CT. Besides his wife of 59 years, Thelma; he leaves two sons Douglas Bonnar of Glen Burnie, MD, and Stephen Bonnar of Wethersfield; two daughters Carolyn Miller (Marc) of Mansfield, OH, and Susan Crosby (Jon) of Pleasant Hill, CA; and five grandchildren Emily, Amanda, and Alexander Fowler of OH and Blake and Kevin Crosby of CA. Jack was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017, 11 AM, at the First Church of Christ, 689 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. A reception will follow the service. Interment will be in the Memorial Garden of the church at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Assoc. of CT, PO Box 718, Old Mystic, CT 06372 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is caring for the arrangements.