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329 E Main St
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Phone: (304) 624-5404
Fax: 304-623-3019
Russell Bonasso

Russell L. Bonasso

Friday, May 27th, 1927 - Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Mr. Russell L. Bonasso, age 92, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg. He was born May 27, 1927 at Wyatt, WV (Eagle District), a son of the late Louis and Flora (Morasco) Bonasso. He spent his youthful years in Wyatt, and was educated in the Harrison Co. school system, graduating from Shinnston High School in 1945 and later attended Salem College.

On January 2, 1949 Mr. Bonasso married Elizabeth Ann Minutelli. They were the parents of one son, Michael L. Bonasso who currently resides at Cleveland, OH with wife Patricia Sadar; one brother, Robert A. Bonasso and family of Beaver Creek, OH; a special nephew and niece, David Carney of Bridgeport and Lisa Holyfield of Clarksburg; as well as many other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Mr. Bonasso was preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Bonasso Wilson; and one brother, Frank Bonasso.

Mr. Bonasso served in World War II as an Air Traffic Controller and Approach Control Operator in the Carribbean Theatre of Operations and was honorably discharged in December 1947. He then resumed his career with the Wheeling News Publishing Co. as Program Director at radio station WBLK in Clarksburg for three years; leaving the position to begin a career with the U.S. Government as an Admission Clerk at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in 1950. He served in many administrative capacities rising to the position of Administrative Assistant to both the hospital director and chief of staff. Mr. Bonasso was selected for singular honor as a member of the systematic external review program (SERP) in the veteran’s administration which was responsible to survey various hospitals nationwide in compliance, accuracy, and implementation of VA policies and procedures.

Mr. Bonasso retired from the federal government in 1987, at which time he accepted a position as Division Manager of Advantage Capital Corporation, where he retired in December 2008.

Family and friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home 329 E. Main Street Clarksburg, WV, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 4 until 8pm. A Prayer Vigil will begin at 7:30 to conclude the visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10am with Rev. Father Casey Mahone as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded. Online condolences, www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bonasso Family during this time.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Davis-Weaver Funeral Home
    Address
    329 E Main Street
    CLARKSBURG, WV 26301
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    A prayer service will begin at 7:30pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Address
    126 E. Pike Street
    CLARKSBURG, WV
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  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Address
    Clarksburg
    CLARKSBURG, WV
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Vickie

Posted at 03:02pm
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm reaching out with some encouragement as I too have lost many loved ones in death. One thing that has helped me to cope many times is a promise made by Jesus Christ. He talked about a resurrection of the dead in a Paradise Earth where all of us will see our loved ones again! Jesus promises in John 5:28, 29: “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”

Another comforting promise in the Bible is found at Psalms 37:10,11. My great-uncle, who was also a WWII veteran, looked forward to its fulfillment very much. It speaks of world conditions under God’s Kingdom rule. It says: “The wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” I hope these verses comfort you as they have comforted me. My heart and prayers go out to you.

Below is a link to a very encouraging Scripture-based brochure entitled, When Someone You Love Dies.

https://tinyurl.com/y8q5fv93

Deepest Sympathies,
Vickie
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Vickie

Posted at 03:02pm
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm reaching out with some encouragement as I too have lost many loved ones in death. One thing that has helped me to cope many times is a promise made by Jesus Christ. He talked about a resurrection of the dead in a Paradise Earth where all of us will see our loved ones again! Jesus promises in John 5:28, 29: “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”

Another comforting promise in the Bible is found at Psalms 37:10,11. My great-uncle, who was also a WWII veteran, looked forward to its fulfillment very much. It speaks of world conditions under God’s Kingdom rule. It says: “The wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” I hope these verses comfort you as they have comforted me. My heart and prayers go out to you.

Below is a link to a very encouraging Scripture-based brochure entitled, When Someone You Love Dies.

https://tinyurl.com/y8q5fv93

Deepest Sympathies,
Vickie
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Vickie

Posted at 03:02pm
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm reaching out with some encouragement as I too have lost many loved ones in death. One thing that has helped me to cope many times is a promise made by Jesus Christ. He talked about a resurrection of the dead in a Paradise Earth where all of us will see our loved ones again! Jesus promises in John 5:28, 29: “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”

Another comforting promise in the Bible is found at Psalms 37:10,11. My great-uncle, who was also a WWII veteran, looked forward to its fulfillment very much. It speaks of world conditions under God’s Kingdom rule. It says: “The wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” I hope these verses comfort you as they have comforted me. My heart and prayers go out to you.

Below is a link to a very encouraging Scripture-based brochure entitled, When Someone You Love Dies.

https://tinyurl.com/y8q5fv93

Deepest Sympathies,
Vickie
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Stephen Santilli

Posted at 12:24pm
My father’s best friend. I am so sorry that this great man has passed. He would walk to our house and walk in without knocking or ringing the bell. He would do his special whistle as he entered the foyer and all five of us kids would get excited and yell, “Russell is here!” He taught us boys about cow juice and how to spread it in the garden. When my little brother, Jonathon, ran away when he was six he walked a block to Russell’s house and told him he’s moving in. After feeding Jonathon he called our mom to let her know where he was. No better example of loving fraternal correction and gentle, but firm guidance, have I ever experienced. Rest well my brother. Ya done good!

Gena Miller

Posted at 07:22am
My. Honor to care for Russ at wvvnf. Many laughs many stories. Thank you for your service.
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