Official Obituary of

Donald Francis Bonifas

March 27, 1961 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Donald Bonifas Obituary


Donald F. Bonifas, 63, of Celina, OH died 3:43 p.m. Sunday March 31, 2024 at Vancrest of St. Marys.

He was born March 27, 1961 in St. Marys, OH to Vernon and Angela (Vogt) Bonifas.

Survivors include: son Cody (Roberta) Bonifas of Celina, OH

                             son Caleb Bonifas of Celina, OH

                             4 grandchildren: Myles Bonifas, Mazee Bonifas, Landon Bonifas and Connor Ward.

                             brother Roger Bonifas of Orient, OH

                             sister-iIn-law Julie Bonifas of Defiance, OH

                             special nephews Chez Bonifas and Bud Bonifas and many other niece and nephews and extended family

Preceded in death by: father Vernon Bonifas; mother Angela Bonifas-Boberg; brother Paul Bonifas; brother Gerald Bonifas; sister Marietta Bonifas; sister Geraldine Rupert-Minnich

He had worked as a general laborer for various area companies including one in particular NUPCO Inc. in New Bremen, OH. He also worked as a DJ  for many celebrations and events under the names “Go Getters”, then most recently as “Dandy Don and the Boys”.

He was a member of VFW Post # 9289 in St. Marys, where he served for a number of years on its drill team.

His favorite pastimes included going to the races at Eldora, rooting for all Ohio-based sports teams (especially, the St. Marys Roughriders) and following NASCAR cheering on his favorite driver Jeff Gordon.

He will be remembered as friendly and outgoing with a hearty laugh. Always willing to help anyone in their time of need, he often donated his entertainment services for various benefits. 

Donnie treasured the time he spent with family and friends, including attending a birthday party held in his honor the day prior to his death. Above everything else, he was a proud American.

Rites are scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 6, 2024 at the Miller - Long & Folk Funeral Home 314 W. High Street in St. Marys The Rev. Matt Overman will officiate the services.

Visitation 4 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home on High Street.

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April 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home
314 West High Street
Saint Marys, Ohio 45885

Funeral Rites
April 6, 2024

2:00 PM
Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home
314 West High Street
Saint Marys, Ohio 45885


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