Obituary of Boyd W. Bonner, Sr.
EAST SCHODACK – Boyd “Bud” W. Bonner Sr., age 84 passed away on March 6, 2020 at Albany Medical Center after a long illness. Born at home at Couse Corners, East Greenbush on September 24, 1935, he lived all of his life in Rensselaer County. He built his home on Sagendorf Road where he and his wife raised their 3 children and many animals. Bud is survived by his loving bride of 64 years Betty Jane; sons Boyd Jr, Brian (Theresa) and daughter Bonnie; 8 grandchildren, Eric, Josh, Mike, Ian, Zack, Zoey, Gabrielle, Melody and 9 great-grandchildren.
Bud will be remembered for being generous, helpful, knowledgeable, strong, and mostly for loving his family unconditionally. He worked many different trades like contractor, carpenter, mover, mason and a self-employed painter.
He was very proud to be a life-long member of the Nassau Sportsmen's Club and President of his, Dick Farnam & Fred Storms “Lodge”, where he spent many days building the Lodge and enjoying a cigar on the front porch. Bud also loved hunting with his family at “Jenkins Camp” and bringing his wife’s apple pies to share. He spent many hours on the water fishing with anyone that he could. A true animal lover, his favorite was his horse Mazie. His all-time favorite thing to do was watch his granddaughter Melody show horses, a passion he passed on to her.
Bud was the son of the late Clinton and Viola Bonner; brother of Joan (Dick), Sandy (Ryan), Donna, Sharon (Neil), Ricky (Fran), Reggie (Annmarie) and the late Beverly, Bettylou, Clinton, Pat, Judy and Ronnie (Arlene); brother in law to Terry, Anne and John. And Uncle Bud to numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to Covid, funeral services have been postponed and are now being held at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer, Sunday March 6, 2022 at 4PM. Relatives and friends are invited and may call to the funeral home prior to the service on Sunday from 2-4pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Diabetes Association, 5 Pine West Plaza Ste 505, Albany, NY 12205.
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