Ludwig L. Bon Jr.
Ludwig L. Bon Jr., 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 455 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the nursing home following a lengthy illness.He was born Nov. 8, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Ludwig and Josephine Kolenc Bon Sr. On June 23, 1951, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Dorothy M. Breindel, who survives.Mr. Bon was a resident of St. Marys and also lived in Treasure Lake from 1980-2000. He was a retired member of the Local #354 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union until he retired in 1988.He was a member of the St. Mary's Church, a member of the K of C, the Polka Boosters and was an avid golfer and active member of the DuBois YMCA. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 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 a brother, Alphonse "Oscar" Bon and his wife Sarah of St. Marys. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Nissel, and in childhood, Josephine Bon.A Mass of Christian Burial for Ludwig L. Bon Jr. will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Monday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2-5 p.m. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the St. Mary's Church, 144 Church St., St. Marys, PA 15857. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.