Thomas G. Bonser
Thomas G. Bonser (89 years old) passed away peacefully on Jan 26, 2021. Husband of 65 years to Sheila M. Bonser, he is survived by Sheila, his brother James, his children Suzanne, Tony and Nancy and 5 grandchildren. He is remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, skilled aeronautical engineer, and decorated USAF combat pilot.
In Vietnam he operated out of bases deep in enemy territory earning two Air Medals and the Silver Star. He was recognized for his part in rescuing a great number of allied civilians from overwhelming enemy forces and for "outstanding airmanship and courage under extremely hazardous conditions".
His engineering contributions ranged from supersonic jet engine development and flight operation, space shuttle main tank manager, and X plane development.
In retirement, he enjoyed soaring, sailing, flying and leading award winning aircraft & boat restoration projects, but above all spending time with his wife and family.
Tom always thought of others first and selflessly gave his time, wisdom, skills and resources. He was a man of faith and will be missed by all that knew him.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, please donate to the Otterbein Hospice.
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, 2021.