Ludwig L. Bon, Jr.

Ludwig L. Bon, Jr., 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 455 Wolfel Avenue, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.

He was born November 8, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Ludwig and Josephine Kolenc Bon, Sr.  He was a resident of St. Marys and also lived in Treasure Lake from 1980 to 2000.  He was a retired member of the Local #354 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union, retiring in 1988.

On June 23, 1951 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Dorothy M. Breindel, who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Haines and her husband Michael of St. Marys; three sons, Joseph Bon and his wife Bonny of St. Marys, William Bon and his wife Susan of St. Marys and Daniel Bon and his wife Donna of Altoona; 10 grandchildren, Richard Bon, Stephen Bon, Meredith Bon, Joy Bon, Anthony Bon, Jamie Bon, Maura Bon, Joseph Haines, Marty Haines and Rachel Haines; five great grandchildren, Alex Bon, Gracie Bon, Thomas Bon, Samantha Bon and Sabrina Bon; and by a brother, Alphonse “Oscar” Bon and his wife Sarah of St. Marys.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Nissel and in childhood, Josephine Bon.

Mr. Bon was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, the K of C and the Polka Boosters.  He was an avid golfer and was an active member of the DuBois YMCA,

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the St. Mary’s Church, 144 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Larry & Kate Nekuza February 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Dear Aunt Dot and Family,
So very sorry about Uncle Ludy. He had a heart as big as outdoors and wasn’t afraid to show his love to those noisy but lovable nieces and nephews. We will miss him but remember all the great times and memories of fun. We will miss his smile and great sense of humor.
Larry and Kate and Tim

Terry and Kicki Schade February 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Dear Dorothy and Family,

It is with great sadness that I read of Ludy’s passing. My hopes are that the many wonderful memories console you at this difficult time and help to fill the void that is left behind.

You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers.


Terry & Kicki Schade
South Jordan, UT

Paul J. Richards February 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Dear Joe and Bill,
My thoughts are with you. I hope Lud had a merciful end.
Paul Richards

Nick and Margie February 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Ludwig. My father had such good times with him at the Polka festivities. Our prayers and sympathy are with all of you.
God Bless,
Margie and Nick

Shawn McCarl February 16, 2013 at 7:18 am

Please accept my deepest and sincere condolences at this difficult time. Please know that I will be lifting you and your entire family up in prayer.
GOD Bless,

Buster Vollmer February 16, 2013 at 9:05 am

I am sending prayers and sympathy to the Bon family! I am sorry to hear of Ludy’s passing. Take care of Aunt Dot!
Saint Cloud, FL.

Dawn Sandy February 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

My deepest sympathy and prayers to the Bon family in the passing of Ludy. He was such a kind and gentle man!

John W. Lenze February 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Deepest sympathy to the Bon family.

John Lenze

James Yetzer February 17, 2013 at 4:12 am

Never was there and never will there again, be a kinder, gentler and more sincere voice that “Luddie” Bon’s. One of the original members of the Washington Street families during the hardest times in America, he was a standout neighbor and true friend. To “Fonzie” and the rest of the Bon family, I extend my deepest condolences! He was 9 years my senior and now in the company of his Washington Street friends we all once knew. On behalf of all my 17 deceased family members and myself I know God will bless and keep him foever.

Denny & Jennie Bowers February 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

Joe & Bonny,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It’s a shame our time with the the ones we love is so short in this life but remember that our lives in the next life is for eternity.
Denny and Jennie

LARRY & MARIE KRIEGISH February 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm


Dave Kneidel February 18, 2013 at 8:05 am

To Joe, Bill, Peggy and Dan,
I am very saddened to hear about your dad’s passing… He was a solid staple of the Louis Street “Fathers”! I also know how hard it is to have a parent in a nursing home. Let’s just hope and pray he is in a more comfortable place for eternity.
Dave Kneidel

Kim Gilmore February 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Peggy and Mike,
Sending my deepest sympathies at the passing of your dad. I have great memories of him and your mom at their home in St. Marys and then at Treasure Lake during my visits when we were in nursing school. I hope your memories bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Love, Kim and Greg

Robert Friedl February 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Very sorry to hear of your loss. You have my sympathies.

Rocco and Beth Petrilli February 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Bon.

You are all in our prayers. Accept and enjoy God’s peace during this time of loss.

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