Frederick Bonak, 87, of Stockbridge

He was employed by the General Electric Company in Pittsfield, where he worked in the Power Transformer and Naval Ordnance divisions before retiring in 1989.

Mr. Frederick A. Bonak, 87, a long time resident of Stockbridge, passed away Thursday, July 16, after a long illness.

Frederick Bonak

He was a graduate of the Searles High School class of 1950 and the General Electric Drafting Certification Program, and was a longtime communicant of St. Ann Church in Lenox. Mr. Bonak served as a corporal in the tank division of the United States Army post-Korean War. He was employed by the General Electric Company in Pittsfield, where he worked in the Power Transformer and Naval Ordnance divisions before retiring in 1989. His interests and hobbies included trout fishing, deer hunting, golfing and downhill skiing. He loved and enjoyed caring for his home in Stockbridge, and was a member of the Adirondack Council and Trout Unlimited.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis T. Bonak, also of Stockbridge; and daughter Valerie A. Bonak of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He leaves two stepsisters: Ann Pruhenski of Great Barrington and Eleanor Makarski of Housatonic. He was predeceased by his mother, Bessie Boldyga Bonak-Curtiss; stepfather Oliver Curtiss; and father Anthony Bonak.

In consideration of COVID-19 regulations, services were privately held at St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic with arrangements provided by the Roche Funeral Home in Lenox.

Memorial donations in Mr. Bonak’s memory may be made to Adirondack Council, Elizabethtown, New York; Trout Unlimited, Woolley Bugger, West Virginia; and  Wounded Warrior Project.