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John R. Bonner

January 6, 2021

John R. Bonner, 74, formerly of Watertown, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Upstate Medical Center. He had been a resident of Van Dyne Rehab Center, Syracuse for four years.

John was born in Watertown on January 18, 1946, son of James M. and Kathleeen M. Somers Bonner, Sr. and attended Watertown schools. He worked at various jobs in Watertown, including the Sheltered Workshop and in shipping and receiving at the Watertown Daily Times. John had been a communicant of Holy Family Church.

He is survived by two brothers, James M. Bonner, Jr. and Bart S. Bonner, both of Watertown; three nieces, two nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, sister-in-law, Margaret Bonner, and sister, Ann E. Mulroney.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church at a time and date to be announced with burial in Glenwood Cemetery at his family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to John's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in his name may be made to a charity of your choice.


#9 Tom Swartz 2021-01-09 09:39
My sympathies to Jim, Bart, and family.
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#8 Art Kurtz 2021-01-09 09:06
I remember John fondly from our years together at Holy Family School. I always envied the English racer bike he was proud of. Rest in peace, John.
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#7 Puccias/Gotham Mkt. 2021-01-08 22:49
John was friendly and fun when he came into the Gotham St Market many years ago. On the behalf of the Puccia family, our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim, Bart and the entire Bonner family.
Gary Puccia
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#6 Jeffrey Sero 2021-01-08 22:38
I'm saddened learn of John's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with him for almost five years. He was a very interesting man who loved his music and movies, and I enjoyed our conversations. I was also fortunate enough to meet his sister, Ann, when she visited. My thoughts go to Jim and the rest of John's family. He was a fine man, and I'll miss him.
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#5 VIVIAN BURDICK 2021-01-08 16:35
Bart and family:
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May John now RIP.
Sincerely, Vivian
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#4 David L Bonney 2021-01-08 16:25
I was very saddened to hear of the passing of John. We were friends for many years. He always greeted me with a handshake and a smile. He was a good soul. Rest in peace my friend.
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#3 Roland Van Deusen 2021-01-08 15:51
May God have mercy on his soul and comfort his family.
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#2 Nancy Kall 2021-01-08 13:27
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our Sunmount office enjoyed working with him. Was sad when his physical abilities began to deteriorate. I hope he kept his feisty personality to the end!!
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#1 Ginger Caulkins 2021-01-08 12:21
Rest in peace, John, as you are re-united with your Mom & Dad & Sister in Heaven.
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