In Memory of Edward Patrick Bonham

June 25, 1931 - January 8, 2020

Resided in New Hartford, NY


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Edward Patrick Bonham, who loved nature and inventing things passed away Wednesday Jan 8, 2020, at Faxton, St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford.

He was born June 25, 1931 in Cleveland Ohio, the youngest child of 6. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School and Cleveland State College with an Electrical Engineering Degree and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He married Barbara Rice on May 17, 1958 and they shared many good times together, including activities at the curling club, backyard swimming pool parties and trips.

Ed worked as an engineer for Boeing in Seattle, Washington for a few years, but most of his career was with General Electric in Utica.

He loved creating new things and one of his inventions is the knee slider for curling and is sold in specialized stores.

He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity with others.

Surviving are his wife Barbara, children Laura Davis of New Hartford, Denise (Ken) Ciccarelli of Whitesboro and Eric (Dr. Adrienne) Bonham of Rochester, grandchildren Jestine Davis, Kevin and Brian Ciccarelli, and Audrey and Matthew Bonham.

Ed’s body has been donated for medical studies at Upstate Medical University. A service of remembrance will be private at the family’s convenience. Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.

In memory of Ed, please consider a donation to the American Red Cross.