JOHN OLIVER BONUS January 24, 1935 - December 20, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John O. Bonus, 77, beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. John was born in Los Angeles and is a native of California. He lived in the South Bay area all of his life. He graduated in 1952 from Redondo Union High School and started his career in Aerospace. He remained in the industry until he retired from AlliedSignal in 1994 at the age of 59. He met the love of his life Darlene, his Sweet Pea, in 1970. They met at work and through the company bowling league and ever since that first encounter, they knew this would be a lifetime of togetherness. Bowling has been a constant thread in their life and over the years, they have made lifelong friends which he considered his extended family. Along with bowling, he was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles where he spent much of his time raising funds for those less fortunate. He enjoyed the ocean, fishing, football, cars, his pets and his favorite SOAP Opera. He deeply loved his family and was proud of his Norwegian heritage. His family and friends and all those he touched with his generosity, kindness and charm will always cherish the great memories he gave us. So raise your glass and bowl a strike in memory of John. He leaves behind his wife Darlene of 41 years; 3 children Jeff, Jill and Jeanette; 6 grandchildren Bree, Jessica, Jake, Karl, Annie and Ben; 3 great-grandchildren, Sage, Crista and Luca. There will be a viewing held Thursday the 27th of December 2012 from 9am to 11am at Rice Mortuary on Torrance Blvd. Following the viewing, the graveside service will be held at Inglewood Park Cemetery at 1pm. On Saturday the 29th of December 2012, a celebration of his life is planned for family and friends at the Gable House Bowling Alley , 22501 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA from 1pm to 4pm.

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  1. I wish I could have known him. He is in heaven and my thoughts are for the ones left behind. I am sorry for your loss and wish I could give all hugs.

  2. I think I will miss John’s laugh and his joking the most. He was a wonderful friend. I know we will all miss him….but he will be in our hearts forever and I feel so blessed to have known him.

  3. Very touching video. Our kids are lucky to call John “Grandpa”. Our hearts are with all our Bonus family.

  4. John was a terrific guy. He was always lots of fun. I know he had trouble with his health. Rest in peace, John. I was very glad to know him.

  5. Darlene and family, I haven’t know John as long as many of you did, but I agree with so many of his friends, he was a great man, and a good cook! I will miss his sense of humor and laugh too. You are in my prayers and John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

  6. Dear Darlene and Family. I will miss John greatly especially when he liked to stir the pot in his humorous way. He was a kind and generous person who opened his home to many. John will remain in the hearts of everyone who knew him. My prayers are with Darlene and family. God Bless You.

  7. Darlene, I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband John. You and the family will always be in our hearts and I will always have memories of John and my bowling families. Take care and we’ll see you soon.
    Al and Corrina Zuniga

  8. Still trying to wrap my head around our loss, although I was far away in miles, I’ve always keep my Dad close to my heart, I can’t imagine Darlene, the loss you must be feeling..I will miss him everyday…I love you Dad, rest in peace, I know you are looking down, and watching over us…and that makes me smile…

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