Ronné Bonder

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1935 - 2015
Ronné Bonder died in early October, 2015 He was 80.

He was born on February 4, 1935 and spent his formative years in Milan, Italy. He was a notorious designer and idea man, always considering the 'what ifs' in life and acting on them as much as possible. He came to America at age 18 on the Andrea Doria speaking no English, and became a successful designer, commercial artist, and entrepreneur, running businesses in advertising, travel, costume jewelry and boutique liquor. He loved to be active, biking as a youth, and boating and playing tennis as an adult. He loved his cars and their smooth clean design lines. He was a mentor, a student of life, a friend, and he always had something to say about everything! He was always on the go. 

He described himself as a something of a Lotus flower, something beautiful that grows up out of the dirt and mud. From a horrific start in the war in Europe, he persevered and created a beautiful life for himself.

He is survived by his children Mark and Lisa, and Lisa's two children, his grandchildren Jessica and Joseph.  He will be missed.
Published on NYTimes.com from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2015