Donald Berkley Bonjonia

Donald Bonjonia, 84 of Waco, passed away August 3, 2018 in Katy.

Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Friday, August 10, 2018 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Waco Memorial Park.

Visitation: 12:00 PM Friday, 1 hour prior to the service.

Don was born August 25, 1933, in Petersburg, Virginia to the late Edward Early and Mirla Bonjonia.  He was raised on a dairy farm in Prince George, Virginia and attended the local schools.  After high school, Don joined the Air Force.  While he was stationed at James Connally Air Force Base in Waco, Texas, he met the love of his life, Carolyn Kilgo.  They were united in marriage on February 25, 1961.  Don served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars and retired after 20 years of service.  He then worked for General Tire until he retired.  Don loved gambling, Baylor women’s basketball games, spending time with his grandchildren, and whatever else Carolyn wanted him to do. 

Don was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn, his parents Edward Early and Mirla Bonjonia and his brother, Edward A. Bonjonia.

Don leaves behind his Sons Bill Bonjonia and wife, Kelly and Steve Bonjonia and wife, Laura; Grandchildren Berkley, Caitlyn and Austin Bonjonia; Brother-in-law George Kilgo and wife, Pam; Sisters-in-law Joyce Kilgo and Nancy Kilgo; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. 

The family would like to give a special thanks to caregivers Wilma Moore and Brenda McCowan. 

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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Condolence Messages

  1. To the entire family you are always in my heart, may God wraparound you all always and forever, your parents will truly be missed, Fly High my Angles together Again, 🙏🏾Wilma & Kenneth

  2. Sheryl J. Bookman :

    Steve,
    My heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have been a faithful and devoted son and God will truly bless you and yours for the love and care you gave to your father. If there is any thing that I can do to make things less stressful, please let me know.

    Sincerely,
    Sheryl J. Bookman

  3. Bill and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear about Don. I always enjoyed seeing Don and Carolyn at Golden Corral. Don was a good friend, and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and the Family during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy.

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