David Bonebrake

Obituary of David R. Bonebrake


David R. Bonebrake, age 92, of Media, PA, formerly of Clinton, Iowa, died Saturday, August 21, 2021.  David was born January 5, 1929 in Clinton, Iowa and was a graduate of Clinton High School, Class of 1947. Dave also graduated from the University of Iowa.  He was an Underwriting Superintendent with State Farm for more than 30 years, retiring in 1992.


Dave was an exceptional athlete playing football, baseball and winning the State Championships for swimming and diving in high school.  Dave continued his love of sports, including playing golf and participating in the State Farm softball team.  He enjoyed traveling and camping with his wife, Janice. They especially enjoyed camping in Canada.  Dave liked to play Bridge and looked forward to his lunch hour at State Farm when he would play Bridge with the guys.


He cherished spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandson, who affectionately called him Papa.


Son of the late Frank A. and Flossie (Rebelsky) Bonebrake; brother of the late Frank “Con” Bonebrake.



Loving wife of 62 years: Janice Killian Bonebrake

Daughter: Diane Dort of Brookhaven, PA

Son: Scott (Amy) Bonebrake of Glen Mills, PA

Grandchildren: Deborah, Connor, Hannah, Brett and Cole

Great-Grandson: Jacob

Brother: C. Steven Bonebrake

Sister: Kay (Stanley) Coin

Also survived by many nieces and nephews


Services and Interment will be private.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.





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