Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Clifford F. Bonifas, 62, of rural St. Marys died Sept. 9, 2009, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born May 1, 1947, in Auglaize County to Kenneth H. and Rita D. Wiechart Bonifas. On Sept. 24, 2005, he married Karen M. Betts, who survives.
Other survivors are five children, Jeff (Tammy) Bonifas, Nathan (Tisha) Bonifas, Vincent Bonifas, Amy Martin and Michelle Daniels; a stepson, Jeremy Eickholt ; a stepdaughter, Tiffany Eickholt; a sister, LaDonna (Melvin) Craft, Montezuma; and three brothers, Carl "Joe" (Janet) Bonifas, Spencerville, Howard John Bonifas, St. Henry, and Ralph Edward (Amy) Bonifas, Coldwater; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
Deceased is a grandson.
He worked at the St. Marys Foundry as a core maker for many years and formerly worked in fine home construction in Florida. He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Services are 8 p.m. Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. John Fleck officiating.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.