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James Barry Bonsall

February 11, 1941 May 18, 2014
James Barry Bonsall
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James Barry Bonsall, 73, who lived with the Lori and Pat Quick family of Allport for the past 8 years passed away Sunday May 18, 2014 at the Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College after a brief illness.
 
Born February 11, 1941 in Lewistown, PA, he was the son of James A. and Dorothy (Haley) Bonsall.  After the untimely loss of his mother he was lovingly raised by his grandparents the late Alvin and Alice Bonsall. Barry was of the Protestant faith sand attended the West Branch Meeting, Religious Society of Friends Meeting House in Grampian.  While he lived in Allport, he attended the Lanse Evanglical Free Church
He was an avid reader, a fan of Pittsburgh baseball and football teams and supported many local sports teams.  He loved attending Penn State football games despite his lifelong wheelchair confinement.
 
Surviving is an Aunt and Uncle Helen and Pierce Geist of Bellwood and an Aunt Nan (Haley) Worts of Huntingdon as well as numerous cousins and many close friends
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother Betty (McCue) Bonsall.
 
Funeral Services for Mr. Bonsall will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 2 PM, with the Reverend Matt Mitchell officiating.  Interment will be in the Friends Cemetery Grampian, PA.
 
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday May 20 from 6 to 8 PM, and Wednesday from 1:00 PM until time of services.
 
 The family suggests contributions may be made in Barry’s name to West Branch Athletics 516 Allport Cutoff, Morrisdale, PA  16858
 
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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