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David Robert Bonsall

July 6, 1937 May 7, 2021
David Robert Bonsall
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David Robert Bonsall, 83, of Curwensville, PA, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021, at his residence.
Born July 6, 1937, in Grampian, PA, he was the son of Walter and Maude (Freeman) Bonsall.

On May 28, 1960, he wed the former Caroline Elensky from Curwensville, PA, and would have celebrated sixty-one years this May. Mr. Bonsall, a devoted father and grandfather, is survived by four children and their spouses: Susan Mirdamadi and husband Massoud of Winter Park, FL, David W. Bonsall and wife Stephanie of Columbus, GA, Valerie Smilo of Curwensville, PA, and Vickie Baybutt and husband Richard of Winterville, NC. He is also survived by nineteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Maude Bonsall, brother Richard and sister-in-law Rosemary Bonsall, and a sister Nancy and brother-in-law Ralph Addleman.

Mr. Bonsall was a devoted and well-loved sixth grade elementary school teacher working in the Curwensville Area School District. He retired after thirty-three years of service to his community. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Clarion State Teachers College).

He was a US Naval Veteran, serving between the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was associated with the United Methodist Church of Grampian, the National Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the Curwensville Education Association. He also was a member of the Curwensville American Legion Post 505.

Public viewing will be held Friday, May 21, from 5-8 p.m. at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary B. Jewart officiating. Interment will follow at the Friends Cemetery in Grampian.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Curwensville Presbyterian Church * 430 Locust Street * Curwensville, PA 16833; the Orphans of the Storm * 412 Hill Street * Curwensville, PA 16833; or the Clearfield County S.P.C.A. * 275 21st Street * Clearfield, PA 16830.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome,com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

21

May

5:00 PM 5/21/2021 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/21/2021 8:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

22

May

11:00 AM 5/22/2021 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5/22/2021 11:30:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Funeral Services

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Friends Cemetery Final Resting Place

Grandview Road
Grampian, PA 16838

Grandview Road Grampian 16838 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Curwensville Presbyterian Church

430 Locust Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Orphans of the Storm

412 Hill Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Clearfield County S.P.C.A.

275 21st Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
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