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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Harry F. Bonnet Jr.
July 6, 1928 - August 23, 2021


Public Events and Locations

Visitation - Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Wetzel and Son, Willow Grove
Funeral Service - Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10:30 AM at Wetzel and Son, Willow Grove
Graveside Service - Saturday, September 18, 2021, 11:45 AM at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn
Military Honors - Saturday, September 18, 2021, 11:45 AM at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Cemetery - Hillside Cemetery - 2556 Susquehanna Road, Roslyn, PA 19001 - 215-884-0696 - Map
Family Florist - Kremp Florist - 220 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-657-6700 - Map
Donation - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 - 800-822-6344 - Map
Donation - Easter Seals Southeastern Pennsylvania - 3975 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 - 215-879-1000 - Map
Donation - your local food pantry.

Harry F. Bonnet Jr. formerly of Abington, PA passed away Monday, August 23, 2021 at the age of 93. Harry was the son of the late Harry F. Bonnet Sr. and the late Rose O. Bonnet (nee Cardillo). He is the beloved husband of the late Anna Mae Bonnet (nee Warren), father of Karen A. Perry and her husband the late Brian M Perry, Linda M. Bonnet, and Pamela S. Bonnet and her fiancé Craig T. Evans; grandfather of Brian M. Perry, Jr., Connor M. Perry, Quinn P. Perry, and Alanna K. Perry; brother-in-law of Dolores Harris. Harry is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Harry was born on July 6, 1928 at 1462 N. Newkirk St, also the location of Bonnet’s Bakery. He attended John Sartain Elementary, Robert Vaux Jr. High, and Dobbins Vocational Technical School graduating in June 1946. He also attended Temple University Technical Institute, graduating in June 1955.

Harry served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers with the 66th Engineer Topographic Company in Stuttgart, Germany from March 20, 1951 until his honorable discharge as a Corporal on March 6, 1953. He played baseball with the 7th Corps team, Jayhawks, in 1952 and received an Army of Occupation (Germany) medal.

Harry was a member of Columbia Turn Verein, Barracuda Fishing Club, Brewerytown Fairmount Sports All-Timers, and Undine Barge Club. He played baseball and bowled with The Columbia Turners, baseball and football with The Brewerytown A.C., and golfed in many leagues Including the United Engineers League.

He worked at United Engineers and Constructors of Philadelphia in Pipe Support Engineering, Technical Manpower, as well as Staffing & Development, retiring in October of 1991 after 43 years with the company.

He was a co-owner of Horsey’s Restaurant in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Growing up Harry had many cousins and friends that were like brothers and sisters to him. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, storyteller, and the family historian. He enjoyed golf outings and trips with his friends and coworkers to many golf courses on the east coast. Although he was involved in many activities what was most important to him was his family. Harry loved spending time on the back patio and pool with them as well as cheering his daughters on at swim meets, softball games, and band competitions. When he lost his beautiful bride in 2013 he took over the care of his daughter Linda and was her staunch advocate and steadfast caregiver. Harry and his wife Anne, together, left this world a better place with their love of family and friends, generosity, and unconditional love.

Relatives and friends were invited to his visitation on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 9:30 A.M. and funeral service at 10:30 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. His graveside service followed at Hillside Cemetery, 2556 Susquehanna Road, Roslyn, PA 19001.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Easter Seals Southeastern Pennsylvania, 3975 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or your local food pantry.

Family flowers arranged by Kremp Florist 215-657-6700.

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