Lawrence H. Bonner

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Lawrence H. Bonner

AGE: 63 • Middletown

Lawrence H. Bonner, 63, of Middletown, formerly of Hazlet, died on August 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family after a long, courageous battle against metastatic melanoma. He was born in Jersey City in 1950 to the late James and Mary Bonner and lived in Hazlet for 31 years prior to moving to Middletown last year. Lawrence served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Larry retired after 36 years from ConocoPhillips, were he was a Fire Chief for 20 years and then was Emergency Response Coordinator for the last 4 years before his retirement. He was a very active member of St. Catherine Labourè Church and the Kiwanis Club of Holmdel. Larry was a faithful fan of the Rangers, Dolphins, and Yankees. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and spending time with his family. Larry was most well known for his handlebar moustache, however, it is was his deep devotion to God, family, and Country that will be remembered by all who knew him.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Michele Bonner, and his two sons, Robert Bonner and Sean (wife, Maria) Bonner; his siblings, Mary (husband, Russell) Dawson of Middletown, NJ, James (wife, Julie) Bonner of VA, Eugene (Gene) (wife, Bernadette) Bonner of Pittsburgh, PA, Kenneth (wife, Ellen) Bonner of Edison, NJ, Peggy (husband, John) Dauber of PA, and Michael (wife, Karen) Bonner of Edison, NJ; his 26 nieces and nephews; and his great-nephew.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:30 am at St. Catherine's Church, 110 Bray Ave., N. Middletown. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

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Funeral Home
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home
115 Tindall Road Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 671-1326
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Published in Home News Tribune on Aug. 9, 2014
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