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Andrew Frank Bonacich
Dec. 1, 1920-July 6, 2012
Andrew Frank Bonacich was born in Biloxi, Mississippi to Frank and Frances Bonacich. The family settled in San Pedro when Andrew was 4. He attended Cabrillo Elementary School, Dana Jr. High and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1938. Andrew served in the U.S. Army. He was a proud graduate of USC where he obtained both his Bachelors of Science and master's degree. While attending USC, he met and married Marie Trombino. They were married for 50 wonderful years, and raised a family of 4 children during that time. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marie, one son, Gregory and son-in-law, John. He faithfully worked and retired from StarKist Foods Co. for 40 years. During this period, Andrew, Marie and their 4 young children spent 3 years in Lima, Peru where he served a tour of duty for Star Kist Foods. He lived in remarkable health until his last day in the Rancho Palos Verdes home the family first settled in 1963. Andrew was physically active his whole life. He donated much of his time to the Dalmatian American Club in San Pedro, serving on the board for too many years to count. He lived his life well and his way; traveling extensively and always reading#8212;he was the consummate historian. Andrew will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his daughters, Andrea Mc Donald, Cynthia Vezina (Richard), and son, Franklin; his sisters, Katherine Karmelich and Dorothy Bonacich, 3 grandchildren (Heather, Daniel and Celine), 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Andrew was loved and respected for his many contributions and achievements#8212;most notably he was a proud Trojan. His family will miss their father, brother and Nono - but appreciate the many years spent together. A funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, July 16, 2012, 10:30 a.m., Mary Star of the Sea Church, followed by interment at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dalmatian American Club Scholarship Fund; 1639 Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731. Also the Mary Star of the Sea Building Fund; 2500 North Taper Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.


Published in Daily Breeze from July 12 to July 14, 2012
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