Originally Published: August 21, 2018 9:06 p.m.
It is with great sadness that the family of Jerome C. Bonno announces his passing. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Northern Arizona VA hospital in Prescott, Arizona.
Jerome (Jerry aka Jimmy) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Nov. 27, 1925, the second of three children born to Joseph Bonno and Ann (Costa) Bonno.
Jerry loved baseball. He was a semi-pro baseball player and dedicated Cincinnati Reds fan. He later worked as a machinist and inspector in the aerospace industry. The outdoors were one of his passions, and much of his free time was spent hiking and walking five miles a day.
He was a caring man who volunteered his time working with the elderly. Jerry spent 10 years acting as caretaker to his first wife of 53 years, Antoinette, before her passing.
Travel was important to him and as a proud Sicilian, he was quite fond of his journey across Italy.
Jerry was a WWII Navy veteran in the 21st regiment who served in the Pacific Theater. He was a devout Catholic and involved in many church activities. His involvement with Mission Santa Maria even led to meeting his wife of eight years, Bernadine.
His love of laughter and positive outlook touched the lives of so many. There was always a smile on his face and kindness in his heart. Always a twinkle in his eye with a little joke or funny story to tell. He will be deeply missed.
Jerome will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Bernadine (Hinton) Bonno; his four children, five step-children and their families; and countless friends.
Viewing will be on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, from 2-5 p.m., at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott, Arizona, 86301, (928) 445-1881. Funeral services for Jerome to be
held at the mortuary on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at 10 a.m. Graveside services with full military honors to be held at Heritage Memorial Park, 1200 Heritage Memorial Lane, Dewey, Arizona, 86327, (928) 775-5310.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary. Please visit www.heritagemortuary.com to sign Jerome’s online guestbook.
Information provided by survivors.