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Julie Bonasera


1947 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Julie Bonasera Obituary
Bonasera Julie Bonasera, died October 17, 2013 after a 3-year struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's) disease. She established The Julie Bonasera ALS Fund at The Ohio State University and rallied her large family and numerous friends to walk to defeat ALS. Julie was born in Youngstown, Ohio on June 7, 1947, the daughter of Paul and Helen Brown. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in Elementary Education and taught for many years in Whitehall and Upper Arlington. She later become certified to teach learning disabled students and became an advocate for these students. Julie is survived by her husband of 44 years, Thomas J. Bonasera; sons, Michael (Gretchen), Kevin (Therese), Andy (April Scroggins) and Paul; and grandsons, Thomas and Magnus. She is also survived by her siblings, Susan Brown, Barbara Sengelmann, Mary (Marty) Reed, Jeff Brown, Molly (Larry) Davis, C. Daniel Brown; by her mother-in-law, Lena Bonasera; sister and brother-in-law, Janet (Chuck) Richards and Michael (Susan) Bonasera; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Helen Brown, an infant brother Paul David, her father-in-law Michael Bonasera, and sister-in-law Mary Lee Bonasera Matthews. Special thanks to Dr. Todd Horiuchi of Sarasota, FL, the ALS Association, Central Ohio Chapter for their support and the Heartland Hospice, Columbus staff, Anne, Helen, and Charnike, for their loving care of Julie. Family will receive friends Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013, at Saint Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad St., Columbus. The Very Reverend Michael Lump, Celebrant. Private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Julie Bonasera ALS Fund - Fund # 314486, The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221 http://bit.ly/OSU-ALS. To share memories or condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Oct. 19 to Oct. 21, 2013
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