John L. Boni (1924 - 2013)

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OLEAN – John L. Boni, 123 N. 18th St., passed away Tuesday (May 28, 2013) in Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 17, 1924, in Olean, he was a son of the late John and Mary Favro Boni. On Aug. 6, 1949, in West Valley, he married the former Edna M. Feldman, who passed away Jan. 2, 2010.
John attended Olean schools and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European, African, Middle Eastern, and South Pacific theaters. After the war, he worked at various places, including Bush Bros., Daystrom Corp., Rochester Products, and Stroemann Bros. until his retirement in 1989. During his working years, he also bartended at Coral Lanes and The Wheel Restaurant. He was a member of the Democratic Party and an Olean alderman for many years. He was also a member of Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892. John was an avid fisherman and regularly fished with his fishing buddies. He enjoyed visiting with his friends for Senior Coffee at the Burger King every morning for the past 24 years.
Surviving are a son, Robert (Patricia) Boni of Reading, Pa.; a daughter, Kathy Boni; a granddaughter, Emma (Brian) Allen of Michigan; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Amanda; a brother, Frank (Shirley) Boni of Allegany; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Albert Boni; and three sisters.
Family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean, where a service will be held Thursday (May 30, 2013) at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville at the convenience of the family.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-0631; the , Buffalo N.Y. Office, 315 Alberta Drive, Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226; or Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203.
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1303 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-7133
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on May 29, 2013
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