Steven R. Bono, 62, of South Buffalo Twp. died on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in his home. He was born May 8, 1955 in Pittsburgh to the late Dr. John Bono, MD and the late Helen (Sharkey) Bono. Steve was raised in Kittanning, prior to moving into South Buffalo Twp. around 2000. He was a faithful member of the St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church in Freeport. Steve was a dentist in Kittanning, establishing his own practice in June 1986. Steve loved to travel and did so extensively, to Germany, Italy, France, Alaska, and China. In addition, he made many mission trips to Haiti and Belize and greatly enjoyed his Disney trips. He was a man who truly loved to cook, both for church and his friends. He was referred to as the “McGyver” of fixing things, loved the challenge and had fun in the process. Steve was always considered to be the “fun uncle” of his family, as his personality was such that he told the best jokes, and could easily make anyone laugh, even at themselves. He often shared some of his best jokes with his patients, most times with them in his chair with his dental instruments in their mouths! Steve was also a very community-oriented man, but at the end of his day, he enjoyed being in his sauna and hot tub. But his love for water didn’t end there, as he loved scuba diving anywhere in the world with his nephews. When someone truly needed the shirt off of his back, he graciously handed it over, without ever considering anything in return. In the end though, his true avocation was his dogs: Bailey, Bella, Bonnie and Lily, which he loved dearly. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, John (Cheri), Brian (Karin), Mary-Ann (Daniel) and Suzanne and his nieces and nephews, Trey, Ashley Lynn, Nic, Grace, Ashley Nicole, Will and Christopher. In addition to his parents mentioned above, Steve was preceded in death by his sister in law, Cheri. Friends and family are invited to attend his Christian Funeral Mass being celebrated at noon on Monday, May 7th in the St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, Freeport. Monsignor William Rathgeb as celebrant. Concelebrating the Mass with him will be the Pastor, Reverend Ronald Maquinana, and also, Reverend Edward Volz, and Reverend Thomas Federline. Private burial took place in the St. Mary Cemetery, Freeport. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Dennis J. Daugherty Funeral Home 324 Fourth Street, Freeport. (724-295-3100). The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Orphans
of the Storm 11878 PA-85, Kittanning, PA 16201.
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