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August 19, 2018

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June 20, 2018
Bonshak family, we recently learned of Mark's passing so please accept our late condolences on the loss of your beloved "Bommer"! We are so very sorry!

While I haven't seen "Bommer" in 32 years, my memories of him are forever ingrained in me. As a freshman catcher for the Bloomsburg Huskies in the fall of '83, Bommer took me under his wings and showed me the Husky way. When I decided not to return to the team after the '85 season, Bommer continued to treat me as one of his teammates and baseball brothers, which I will always remember!

Ironically, we had planned to go to the Navy/Lehigh baseball games on April 14 in Annapolis to see our son, a Midshipman, but due to illness, we were not able to travel.

When I checked the scores from home and I saw a Bonshak on Lehigh's roster, I knew it had to be Bommer and Peach's son. After checking Lehigh's baseball website, I soon realized that it was in fact their son, and became quite disappointed that I missed an opportunity to see a teammate that I have not seen in 32 years.

Yesterday, we received the latest issue of our Bloomsburg Alumni magazine and unfortunately saw his name in the obituary and our hearts sunk in our chests.

Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

I know that Bommer is on the greatest baseball diamond in Heaven with his catcher's gear on now, calling a great game for his pitcher!

Lew '87 & Laurie (Snyder) Correale, '87
Harrisburg, PA
June 6, 2018
Bonshak Family

My name is Art Murnane and I started at FedEx with Mark. He would always kid me from being from New York. We had a great group of guys and gals that started with FedEx in Memphis back in '2000. Mark had a very dry sense of humor and made most people laugh at their expense. He was a big Irish football fan so we bonded very quickly.

His family came out in many conversations and you could tell it was very important to him. I will miss him and think of him often. I just only found out of Mark's passing today. (6/6/2018)

It was a pleasure to meet and befriend Mark.

My deep regards,

Art Murnane
FedEx retired
February 23, 2018
Just heard of your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Know words can express the pain you and your family are going through. Glenn and Denise Cannella Davis Breinigsville PA
February 19, 2018
Dear Bonshak Family:
I do not know Mark's family personally, but I am an alumna of Whitehall High School, class of 1986. Mark was older, but EVERYONE knew who he was! Mark grew up a few blocks from my family, and it would be an exciting occasion when me and my friends would see him in his yard, or at Jefferson park. He was a celebrity at Whitehall, and rightly so. He was a phenomenal athlete and I do believe he changed sports forever at Whitehall. While I was not in Mark's circle of friends, I do feel that all of our Whitehall/Fullerton community shared a special closeness and respected each other. My deepest sympathies to his dear family and pray to God to keep them safe in his love.