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Obituary: Bruce “Chuck” Bonar Jr., 52

DPS worker for the City of Royal Oak for 20 years died on Monday.

Bruce “Chuck” Bonar Jr. age 52, of Madison Heights, died Nov. 26, 2012. He was born Feb. 20, 1960 in Detroit.

Chuck graduated from Dondero High School and was a DPS worker for the City of Royal Oak for 20 years.

Beloved husband of Karen; proud father of Anthony and Sienna; dear son of Janet and the late Bruce Bonar of Royal Oak; brother of Dan (Anne) Bonar of Sterling Heights and Vicki (Fred) Earnshaw of Berkley.

Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. with service at 7 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak.

Memorials suggested to his children's education fund. 

For more information, please visit the full obituary at Kinsey-Garrett.com.

Jim Ellison November 28, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Chuck Bonar was very involved in his union leadership and worked very hard to fight for his co-workers when we were bargaining with him. As an elected official, I got to know Chuck over the years and can say with out hesitation that his word was his bond and I trusted him unequivocally. He always served the city well and his passing will leave a very big hole in our workforce. I had the opportunity to ride an eight hour snow plow shift with Chuck a couple of years ago and it is an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. Not only did we plow miles of highway, but we talked and pretty much solved all the worlds’ problems along the way. I considered Chuck an adviser, a colleague and a friend. I will miss him very much.
Judy Davids (Editor) November 28, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I will miss Chuck. He was a wonderful friend to Patch and to me personally. He probably regretted the day he gave me his cell phone number, but I called him many times when I had city questions and he was always kind and patient--and funny, too! And, he did the most important job - being a dad - the best. He raised (with Karen) two WONDERFUL kids.
John Davids November 28, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Chuck will be missed by many many people, including myself. I was lucky enough to get to be friends with Chuck and Karen when our kids attended Longfellow Elementary School together and Anthony and my son Dylan were best friends. Chuck was always the guy I looked for at Longfellow events because he was always fun to be around, always happy and content. Chuck loved his family so much, I'm sure that's he was always so happy all the time. He had a wonderful life surrounded by people who he loved and who loved him so much. I think Heaven is a more fun place with Chuck there and I will be looking for him when I get there-

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