Mark Anthony Bonema
1990 - 2014
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Mark Anthony Bonema, 23, a former resident of Mechanicsburg, went to heaven on September 22, 2014.
Mark was born in Ann Arbor, MI on December 4, 1990. He was a graduate of Trinity High School and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh where he was a member of the university's golf team and was a transfer student ambassador. At the time of his death, Mark was a medical student at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, VA.
Mark loved life. He enjoyed science and took the time to find beauty in unexpected places; his presence would light up a room. A sports enthusiast at heart, Mark especially loved Michigan football, hiking, biking and fireworks. Igloos were his specialty in snowy weather. Mark is survived by his parents, Stephen and Anne of Mechanicsburg, a brother, David of McLean, VA and his dog, Mackinaw. He will be greatly missed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Monday, September 29, 2014 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1 Peter Dr., Mechanicsburg. A viewing and rosary will be held 9:30 AM Monday until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at the Lake Forest Cemetery in Grand Haven, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Humane Society of Harrisburg.
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Published in Patriot-News from Sep. 27 to Sep. 28, 2014.
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September 21, 2020
I have kept Marks holy card and pray for him each time I look at it. He was such a beautiful soul and a wonderful person. He died in the same day my father died. September 22,1973. I will always remember Mark In my prayers as I remember my dear dad. I know you ache and the pain never goes away. I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
Love, Chris Grimme
Chris Grimme
Friend
September 26, 2019
Mark, you are always in my heart. I miss you more than words can say.
Anne
Mother
December 29, 2017
Mark, I'm thinking of you and reading the sweet notes you wrote to me.
Everyday is a struggle without you here.
December 15, 2016
I know you're there, Mark. Watching over your Mom, sending jokes to your brother and with a hand on your Dad's shoulder, you send warmth and healing their way. It's been 2 years and then some, and you've left a hole that just can't be filled. Everyone continues on, learning how to be in a world without you. The ripples are endless and I hope and pray that you continue to send love radiating down on your Mom, Dad and brother and Mackinaw. I'll be thinking of you as we gather at Christmas. Love, Mary
December 28, 2015
Thnking of you everyday Mark, miss you puttig the ornaments on the tree for me at Christmas and helping pick a tree.You are always in my heart.
December 4, 2015
Happy 25th birthday Mark

We miss you everyday.
December 4, 2015
Happy Birthday in Heaven Mark!!!
Angie
August 13, 2015
Just to say you are greatly missed by all....your mom misses you every day. When I am with her she says how much she wishes you were here.....I can not imagine her pain.you are loved and missed by all Mark....
angie
May 25, 2015
I miss you Mark.It has been a very long and sad 8 months without your presence and wondeful smile.
January 4, 2015
We love you!
November 23, 2014
We miss you Mark
November 7, 2014
I am so sorry to hear this, God Bless You and your family
Mark Desantis
November 7, 2014
Mark,wish I could hug you, give you a kiss and take in the wonderful way you smelled(better than anyone I know)and just talk with you. I have prayed that all the angels and saints put their arms around you and give you a big hug and kiss from me. Know I love and miss you so, my little snuggle bug.
Mom
November 6, 2014
Tomlin & Associates 37 West Apartments
November 2, 2014
We love you Mark.
October 26, 2014
Marky, your bright smile and loving presence were cut short far too early. I know you are shining your bright light down on all of us you love and cherish including Mackinaw. You are a blessing to everyone you touch with your life. I feel your love. You are our angel in heaven with a beautiful light surrounding you and wings to let you fly.God has called you home to him and we know we will be with you again in heaven. We love you and are better people because you blessed our lives.You live on in our hearts.
October 21, 2014
To the Bonema Family,
I recently found out about Mark's passing and it deeply saddened me. I met Mark when we were freshmen at Pitt-Greensburg and got to know him over the 2 years we had together. He was such a sweet and good guy who was always knowledgeable when it came to our science classes. My heart goes out to you all and you have my deepest sympathies.
Heather Metro
October 18, 2014
Mark you are in my heart and with my soul forever.
Mom
October 11, 2014
Love you Markie
October 6, 2014
Ashley
October 6, 2014
I graduated with Mark and although we didn't hang out in the same group of friends, we shared classes together all 4 years including homeroom. I'm beside myself about his passing. Mark was always an extremely nice guy and If i ever make it to Michigan I will pay my respects for your son. God Bless your family during this time, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ashley
October 4, 2014
You are all in my prayers. Mark was a very special young man.
Miss Kiker - Trinity High School
janice kiker
October 3, 2014
You are in my thoughts everyday Anne,God will help you find the way.
Angie Moroz
September 29, 2014
Anne, Steve & David-
I am so very sad to hear of your tremendous loss. Its been so long since I've seen all of you, I still think of him as three years old. I pray that God blesses you with the strength to endure during this difficult time.
Love,
Stacy Fuchs
Stacy Fuchs
September 29, 2014
Anne and Stephen
Cheryl and I are so sorry for the loss of your son Anthony. So young with such potential. Life offers so many unforeseen turns and challenges. This is clearly a tragic event in our entire family's life. I wish Cheryl and I could be there to support the two of you and your family. Unfortunately we can't being in SC at a new job.

Please be assured our hearts and prayers are with you in this difficult time
Clyde Fish
September 29, 2014
You and I had so many fun memories together, so many good conversations and late night chats at Adams Ricci. Miss you marky b, shine your light down on us all.
Hope Farabelli
September 29, 2014
I'm sorry for your loss and I assure you of my prayers. I'm glad to have known Mark while I was at Trinity. Sincerely, Fr. Lease
September 29, 2014
I am so terribly sorry for your loss...our loss. I ask for his prayers now. Please be assured of my own.
Fr. Rothan
September 29, 2014
Dear Steve and Anne,

I send my sincere sympathy at the loss of your son. May you know God's comfort at this time.

Scott Leone
DNV GL - formerly Stoner
Scott Leone
September 29, 2014
Bonema family, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you. -Amie Hollis
September 29, 2014
May you find comfort in the fact that he was loved and hold tight to your found memories. God has a plan we cannot always understand or see...you will meet again in heaven and he will be whole and at peace. Love and prayers from a fellow Trinity family, The Gothier-Adolph Family
Bonny Gothier
September 29, 2014
So deeply saddened to hear of Mark's passing. I only knew him for a short time at Pitt, but it was long enough to know that he was a truly incredible person. I am honored to have had the chance to know him. He will be missed by many. My heartfelt condolences to Mark's family and friends.
Amanda McNichol
September 28, 2014
We were all shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Mark. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time and in the days to follow.God bless and comfort you all.
Chris Grimme
September 28, 2014
To the parents of Mark. My deepest sympathies are with you as you grieve the loss of your son. I lost my daughter 6 years ago. She was only 17. I know the pain you are feeling and I cry with you.
September 28, 2014
Anne and Steve,

We are deeply saddened to learn of your son's passing. We cannot even begin to imagine the pain you must be feeling with this loss. Our our prayers are with you.

With Sympathy,

Frank and Lisa Hunt
Frank and Lisa Hunt
September 28, 2014
Steve and Anne, I cannot find the words to express the sadness we all feel. You are in our thoughts. May you have strength and find peace.
Andy Schulte and family
September 28, 2014
Anne,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I weep for your loss, please know that I am standing with you at this very hard time.
Faith Zebulske
September 28, 2014
Deepest sympathies to the Bonema family. Mark was a lovely person.
September 28, 2014
Rest in peace Mark, you were such a joy to get to know in class. Condolences to the Bonema family.
September 28, 2014
Dear Anne, Steve, and David,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Mark. Our prayers for you and your extended family at this time of deep sorrow. We will miss Mark's beautiful smile, gentle nature, and infectious enthusiasm and will carry forward many special memories of Mark.
Keith, Kim, and Jared
September 27, 2014
Our endless prayers are with you and your family.
~ LUCOM students and faculty/staff
September 27, 2014
I am so sorry. Mythoughts and prayers are with you at this most ditticuly time. Lois Wonsiewicz
September 27, 2014
Steve and Ann, our hearts and prayers are with you. Such an unimaginable loss.
Joe & Laura Kroon
September 27, 2014
God Bless you family!
September 27, 2014
Deepest sympathies.
Renee Chidiac
September 27, 2014
Sandra and I are so very heartbroken with you over Mark's passing. Please know we are praying for you to the Father.

Ron and Sandra Hinthorn
Ron Hinthorn
September 27, 2014
Steve and Anne, our deepest condolences on the loss of your son. You are in our prayers during this time of unimaginable sorrow. God Bless you all.
Alex & Mary Carol Hollis
September 27, 2014
We share your love and heartache for Mark. He was a dear friend, brother, and son to our family. His smile, kindness, and big heart will fill us eternally and we will continue to carry out his spirit of true friendship and love. God Bless. With Love and Sympathy, Bill, Nancy, Will, and Ally
September 27, 2014
Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of a great young man.
Gerald Corby
September 27, 2014
My Heart goes out to you in this time of Sorrow.You and your family our in my thoughts and Prayers.
Angie and Ron
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