OBITUARY

Kathryn Louise Bonzo

April 5, 1937June 1, 2018

Kathryn “Kay” Bonzo, 81, of New Sewickley Township, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 1, 2018. She was born April 5, 1937 in Economy Township, PA, daughter of the late Robert and Pearl (Cline) Rinard. She was a faithful member of the Marion Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and a member of the Choir. She married the love of her life, Gayle O. Bonzo on September 11, 1954. Together they owned and operated Valley View Farm. Family was always her top priority. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with an unconditional love. She was their biggest encourager in any endeavor. Kay’s most important legacy was her love for her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ; and her unwavering commitment to Him. She attended church regularly and raised her family in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Her home was filled with the Biblical based teachings and constantly taught her children and grandchildren the principles of God’s love, goodness and mercy; and the importance of following Jesus in Salvation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Robert Rinard and her sister Marceline Rinard West. Kay is survived by her loving husband of 63 years: Gayle O. Bonzo; one son: Kevin Bonzo and his partner Brian Heilman, York, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law: Karen (Gary) Hockenberry; Kimberly (Dean) Mayhue; four grandchildren: Katelyn (Steven) Adams, Kurt (Britany) Hockenberry, Kameron Mayhue, Kaleb Mayhue; three great grandchildren: Gracelyn, Clayton and Christian Hockenberry, everyone of New Sewickley Township. Friends will be received Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). Additional visitation will be Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Marion Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 4607 Rochester Road, New Brighton, PA 15066 where her service will begin at 11 a.m., with Rev. James Krouse, officiating. Private interment will be in the Garden of the Resurrection at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. The family wishes to express special thanks to the Physicians and Staff of Heritage Valley, Beaver for their kind and compassionate care. On line condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Private Interment Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kathryn Louise Bonzo

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Cliffton Bonzo

June 5, 2018

Gayle,
I am so glad we got to share time at your place recently. Since I had never been to your home, or course, I went to the farm house first to discover no one around. So, I called and got redirected and spent a great afternoon recounting how the Lord had brought you through so many things. And now this. And yet we know where Kay is.
We went to a graduation party this past week. We knew the grandparents. He told us a marvelous story of how he got to go to heaven briefly during a hospital stay. He said he got a glimpse of what we are all heading for and DID NOT want to come back to earth. We can only imagine what that day will be like. But for Kay, she is no doubt rejoicing with the Lord and would love it if we could all be with her now. Some day we will. I am looking forward to it.
Blessings, we are on the road in Baltimore. See you later.
Cliff Bonzo

Tom and Mary Ann Brenckle

June 3, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Kay's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We always enjoyed our conversations with Kay when she visited us at the greenhouse. She was a very loving, caring person, always asking about our kids, especially the ones she knew from Freedom's band. Many times we saw Kay at the band concerts. She was always so proud of her kids and grandkids as well as our kids, always very supportive and encouraging to them. She will be greatly missed, but it helps to know that she is now with her Lord and Savior who she loved so much and shared Him with everyone every chance she got. Please know that you all are in our prayers. We unfortunately will be out of town and will not be able to visit you all at the funeral home.

Maureen Brightwell

June 3, 2018

Karen, I am so sorry to hear that your Mother has passed. She and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Maureen

Donna Black Duss

June 3, 2018

My sincerest sympathies on the passing of Kay. From my earliest childhood memory, Kay was always SO kind to and interested in the well-being of our family. She truly radiated the love of Christ. May sweet memories and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ, whom she loved so much, carry you through the coming days.
Donna Black Duss (daughter of Bill and Mary Lou Black)

FROM THE FAMILY