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Robert Armstrong Bonham

March 11, 1928 August 7, 2021
Robert Armstrong Bonham
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Obituary for Robert Armstrong Bonham
Robert “Bob” Armstrong Bonham, 93, who resided in Delray Beach Florida, passed away on the evening of August 7, 2021. He lived in Florida for the past 31 years. He was born in Woodhull, Illinois, the son of Rev. Robert T. Bonham and Margaret (Armstrong) Bonham.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Rice Bonham of 30 years, his two sons, Mark (Donna) of High Point, NC and Richard (Carol) of Frankfurt, Germany; his grandchildren, Marjorie, James, and Elizabeth; his brother Richard J. Bonham (Jane) of Monticello, Illinois.

Bob was preceded in his death by his first wife, Elizabeth Brown Bonham (1989), his brother, David William Bonham (2007), and his youngest son, Scott (1958).

Bob served during the end of the Korean War in the Air Force as a Chaplain from 1953 to 1956. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1953. He earned 2 BA degrees, and 3 master’s degrees in Divinity, Theology, and Counseling. After serving as a pastor in two churches in New Jersey, he started a marriage and family counseling center in Naperville, Illinois in 1973. As a licensed marriage & family therapist he was a director of two more counseling centers in Florida. In recent years he served as a Parish Associate Pastor at Memorial Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bob had a passion for Jesus that was contagious to all around him. The love of Jesus flowed through him as he ministered to so many people over the years. His love of the Word of God and gracious calm spirit impacted many. He never had an unkind word about anyone and always looked for God’s hand in every situation.

A funeral service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Gettysburg Pennsylvania, on Saturday August 21 at 11am. Because of Covid the service will be limited to family but will be live streamed on YouTube channel, Christ Lutheran Church Gettysburg. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Greater Europe Mission or Reasons to Believe or charity of your choice, see below for links.
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11:00 AM 8/21/2021 11:00:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church

30 Chambersburg Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Christ Lutheran Church
30 Chambersburg Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

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Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

799 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

799 Baltimore St. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

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