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Joseph V. Bonaquist, age 72, of Wilbur St. Greenville, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday morning, March 9, 2024 in his residence. He was born in Greenville on March 14, 1951 to Rocco C. and Pauline M. (Lipani) Bonaquist.

Joe was a 1969 graduate of Greenville High School, served his country in the U.S. Army from 1970-1972 and received his B.S. in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting from Penn State Shenango Campus. He had been employed as a welder for 30 years at Damascus Tube. Joe was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Fitzmartin Council #1446, the Italian Home Club and Greenville V.F.W Post #3374. He enjoyed trips to the casino, golfing, bowling, fishing, following the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On October 26, 1974 he married the former Carla J. Haynes, she survives at home. Also surviving are a daughter, Dawn M. Harris and her husband Jim of Fort Mill, SC; a son, Joseph C. Bonaquist of Greenville and a sister, Sarah Bonaquist of Greenville. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2024 in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with Fr. Brandon Kleckner, Pastor of the church as celebrant. Military Honors will be rendered by Greenville VFW Honor Guard #3374 at the conclusion of the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville VFW #3374 54 Conneaut Lake Rd. Greenville, PA 16125.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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14 Comments

  1. The Jewell’s The Jewell’s
    March 12, 2024    

    My condolences to his family. Sara is my neighbor and Joey knows my son. We are very sorry for your loss.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 12, 2024    

    My condolences to the family and my dear friend and high school classmate Carla
    Love and prayers
    Bonnie Meals Thompson

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 12, 2024    

    Please accept my sincere sympathy. I have many great memories of Joe from high school and the years following. He was a good guy, a good friend. I will miss seeing him at our reunion. Marj Hodge Kramer GHS Class of 1969

  4. Andrea (Alexander) Roberts Andrea (Alexander) Roberts
    March 12, 2024    

    Rest easy Joe, my continued prayers and comfort to the family.

  5. Tracy Plunkett Tracy Plunkett
    March 12, 2024    

    Sending prayers and condolences to Dawn and her family.

  6. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    March 12, 2024    

    Gods’ speed and condolences to all of Joes’ family. We worked together at the Bessemer RR Car Shop in the early ’70’s. May he rest in peace!

  7. Karen and Rick Foulk Karen and Rick Foulk
    March 12, 2024    

    Carla, Dawn and Joey we are so very sorry for the passing of Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Joe was such a nice guy, cherish your memories.

  8. Elaine Aiken Burns Elaine Aiken Burns
    March 13, 2024    

    Carla and Family
    My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.Always pleasant and a steadfast person is my memories of Joe. With Sympathy

  9. Gale Whiting Gale Whiting
    March 13, 2024    

    I am so sorry for your loss, Dawn. My condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Shelly Giardina Dively Shelly Giardina Dively
    March 13, 2024    

    Sending my love and prayers to Joe’s family. We grew up together as neighbors and friends. Forever in heaven, rest in peace Joe.

  11. Wayne and Mona Ankrom Wayne and Mona Ankrom
    March 14, 2024    

    Carla,
    May the good Lord comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts & prayers

  12. Joseph L. & Anna Marie Fry Joseph L. & Anna Marie Fry
    March 15, 2024    

    Our Deepest Sympathies goes out to the complete family of Joe’s. He was definitely a wonderful guy who truly had a big hearts. Our thoughts & prayers are with his wife, his sister, Sarah & the complete family. Until we meet again Joe….Rest in Peace!

    Deepest Sympathies,
    Joseph L. & Anna Marie Fry

  13. Norma McCurdy Butts Norma McCurdy Butts
    March 19, 2024    

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Good memories of Joe in high-school. May he rest in peace.

  14. Steve Galus Steve Galus
    March 20, 2024    

    A good man and friend at GHS! May God’s peace be with his family and friends! So glad to have known Joe!

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