Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Ronald John Bohonowicz

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St, South Deerfield. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 9:15am from the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Brigid’s Parish

Ronald John Bohonowicz, age 60, of South Deerfield, passed away on May 16, 2018 from a brain tumor (Glioblastoma). Ron was born on October 23, 1957 and lived his entire childhood in Whately and spent his entire married life in South Deerfield.

 

He attended Smith Vocational High School, received an Associate’s Degree from Holyoke Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Westfield State and a Master’s Degree from UMass Amherst.

 

Ron’s career included working at Digital Equipment Corporation in Westfield as a Computer Technician, Lego Systems in Enfield as an Engineering Production Manager and at Yankee Candle in South Deerfield as Vice President of Engineering. Most recently he worked as Facilities Director for the Town of Amherst until his illness forced him to retire this past October.

 

He was very active in the Deerfield community, serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals for 30 years. He led the youth baseball and softball leagues in Deerfield and was also a youth coach for baseball, softball, basketball and football. He loved spending time at his home in Newport, Rhode Island and vacations at the Cape. He also enjoyed many sporting activities with his extended family and friends and was an avid outdoorsman.   Ron was known around town as a jack-of-all-trades and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

 

He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 41 years Cheryl (Seavey) Bohonowicz. He was a loving father of two children; a daughter, Sarah Carney and her husband Brian of Deerfield and a son, Keith Bohonowicz of Plainfield and proud Grampa of Jack and Emma Carney. In addition he leaves behind his cherished sister Joanne (Bohonowicz) Pliska of Hadley and brothers, William and James; his parents and his brother Glenn pre-deceased him. He is also survived by his sister in law, Jane Boron and her husband Jace of Shelburne, his Uncle, Robert Black of Natick, many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Ron will be remembered for his wisdom and his kind and humble nature.

 

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St, South Deerfield. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 9:15am from the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Brigid’s Parish, 122 Pleasant St, Amherst. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery, South Deerfield.

 

Donations may be made in Ron’s memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Expressions of sympathy available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com