Bonno, Jr., Frank S. Born in Houston, Texas on November 23, 1917, to Frank Sam Bonno and Helen Lehde Bonno. He had two sisters Minnie Lee Carrabba and Marian Roland, deceased. Married Mary Ruth Phillips on February 6, 1949 and had 2 sons, Frank Sam Bonno, known as Billy Freels, deceased, and his wife, Carol, and John Nicholas Bonno and his wife, Lenore. Six grandchildren, Wendy Bonno, Nicholas Bonno, Lynn Schoondergang and her husband., Eric, Chris Freels and his wife Natasha, Stephanie Stewart and her husband, Bill, Holly Hawkins and her husband, Chad; and six great grandchildren. Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1935 and attended Eastfield Community College. Volunteered for service in U. S. Air Force in March, 1942, and was Honorably Discharged in December, 1945. Participated in campaigns in New Guinie, Leyte, Mindinao, Luzon, Okinawa and Army of Occupation in Korea, winning 5 Battle Stars and 5 Medals. Retired early after 30 years of service as Area Service Manager of the Olivetti Underwood Corporation and worked 5 years at University of Texas in Dallas as Office Machine Supervisor. Was very active in sports. Umpired and coached both Boys and Ladies baseball and softball in the White Rock Athletic Association. Very active in volunteer work. Served as Financial Secretary, Treasurer, President of the Deacon Board and Vice Moderator of the West Shore Presbyterian Church Dallas, Texas; Treasurer of the White Rock Churches Athletic Association and Commissioner of Ladies Softball. Served on the Property Board, Financial Secretary and Treasurer of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church in McAllen, Texas. Served on the Trustee Board of Saint Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas. Volunteered many hours of service at the Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen and Baylor Hospital in Richardson. Accumulated some 7500 hours of volunteer service in these two hospitals, also some 500 hours at Network of Community Ministries in Richardson. Also was named Volunteer of the Year in 2001 at Presbyterian Village North for his service. He and his wife, Mary, have resided at Presbyterian Village North since September, 2000. Memorial Services will be held in the McGowan Auditorium at Presbyterian Village North with reception following in the Great Room at 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Memorials may be made to the Caring Fund of the Presbyterian Village Foundation.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 3, 2013