Alfred J. Bonk Sr.
1943 - 2021
George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
105 N Main St
Ashley, PA

Alfred J. Bonk Sr., 78, of Laurel Run, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.

Born in Wilkes-Barre Twp. May 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret Ashford Bonk.

He owned and operated A. Joseph Bonk & Sons, Laurel Run. Al was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and target shooting. He also loved to bake, sharing his delicious treats with his beloved family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Margaret Ann Bonk; and his brother, Michael Bonk.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, the former Judith Thomas Bonk; sons, Robert J. Bonk and his wife, Corinne; Alfred J. Bonk Jr. and his wife, Tina; John W. Bonk; James T. Bonk and his wife, Kate; daughter, Judy Bonk; grandchildren, Michael, Brittany, Alex, Lucia, Serenity, Jim and Grace; brothers, John Bonk and his wife, Donna; Robert Bonk and his wife, Margaret; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Ruthee; and Miracle, his cat.

Private funeral arrangements are from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.

Published by Citizens Voice from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2021.
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Sorry to hear Alfie has passed.
Larry and Nancy Danko
December 3, 2021
We want to send our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Al was a great man, simple as that! He was a huge asset to our little community and Laurel Run will not be the same without him! Judy, you and your family are in our prayers!
Chris and Janice Scavone
December 1, 2021
Judy and all the children. So sorry. Al always found a way to make me laugh. Just ask and he would always help. RIP Al
Larry Simpson
November 30, 2021
Judy and family, we are so sorry to hear Alfie passed he will be dearly miss.Judy ,we love you and boys like our own. If you needed anything Alfie would be there to help you at a drop of a hat.We would go for coffee and I can't forget all the night talking to him on the radio great times. He even made me a Apple pie when I got out of the hospital. We will miss him . R.I.P. Ridge Runner, my brother. Moon
Jack & Phyllis Nixon
November 30, 2021
To Judy & Family: Sorry to hear about Alfred . Thinking of you! God Bless.
Louise Ashford Gozick
November 30, 2021
Judy, I was so sorry to hear that your Al passed away. You devoted so much of your life to make sure he was taken care of...even leaving Sunday School before church to run home and check on him every week. My thoughts and prayers are with you and especially little Jimmy and Gracie. They were so very close with him. It is never easy, but rely on your church family to help you through whatever you need. I love you and your family.
Mandy Mika
November 29, 2021
Judy and family , My deepest sympathy on Al's passing. Al was always there to help his community when called upon and I am proud he was my friend. I shall remember him in my prayers and may God bless his soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dan Gildea
November 29, 2021
I have vivid memories of Alfie helping us young hot rodders on Saxe Street back in the 1960s. He had a lot of knowledge and really helped us when we were stuck on a car problem. He had a bulldozer battery in the trunk of his 1957 Chevy that had enough amperage to jump start our problem cars and to weld with! God Bless You Alfie...
Jim Kinsman
November 28, 2021
I will always have the best memories of you Alfie. Thank you for being the greatest friend to my dad and being a part of our family!
Crystal Nixon
November 28, 2021
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