Lonnie J. Boninger
March 23, 2015

Memorial Information

March 25 2015 - 3:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave, Squirrel Hill

BONINGER, LONNIE J.: Age 82, of Pittsburgh, passed away March 23, 2015.  Beloved wife of 30 years of Walter B. Boninger. Loving mother of Rick Stern and the late Noel Stern.  Beloved sister of Michele Braverman and Grandma Nanny to 6 of the Boninger clan, Jason, Nathan, Joey, Eli, Alisa and Talia, who are children of Ron and Patty Boninger,Michael and Judy Boninger and David and Faith Boninger respectively.   Lonnie's lifetime artistic prowess is legendary. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Lonnie worked as an illustrator at the American Greetings Company in Cleveland Ohio, a freelance artist, and she was the Cultural Arts Director at the Cleveland Jewish Community Center.  Her love of culture, history, and Judaica is reflected in her later textile works.  An avid zoo goer, the elephants were her love.  Services at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave, Squirrel Hill on Wednesday March 25 at 3:00 pm.  Memorial contributions to Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, Care of JF&CS 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh PA 15217.  Make checks payable to Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com


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Walter, we were saddened to learn of Lonnie's death. Please know you have been in our thoughts and are now even more. May your memories give you comfort in the days to come. Love, Ellen and Don

By Ellen Garbuny and Don Best - March 24, 2015