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John “Jack” A. Bonkowske

John A. “Jack” Bonkowske

John A. “Jack” Bonkowske, 72, of Strawberry, died June 25, 2009. He was born in the small Colorado mining town of Russell Gulch near Central City.
Mr. Bonkowske served in the Navy and spent most of his career in aerospace QA at the former Motorola GSTG facilities in Scottsdale and Chandler.
He was active in the Northern Gila County Historical Society, he loved to read, and was proud to have co-authored the book “Saga of the American Flag” in 1990.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sally; sons, Scott and Jeff of Phoenix; sister, Elaine McKinster of Colorado; stepsister, Lynn Case of Washington; stepbrother, Lee Thompson of Oregon; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 18 at the Strawberry Chapel in the Pines, 8579 Fossil Creek Road, Strawberry.
Donations in Mr. Bonkowske’s name may be made to the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library, P.O. Box 229, Pine, AZ 85544.