William C. Vonada
William C. Vonada passed away peacefully at Williamsport Hospital on August 26, 2018.
Bill was born on Oct. 1, 1938 to Clifford and Vera Vonada of Mackeyville.
His childhood on Elmwood Farm instilled a strong work ethic, sense of fiscal responsibility and community pride. He never missed an opportunity to play a practical joke on someone, or find some mischief, which made life fun for his sisters and friends. His love of hunting came from his dad and started at an early age. He enjoyed time in the woods and fellowship at camp with his friends and family.
He graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1956 and started working at Kyle’s Dairy delivering milk door to door. After retiring from Schneiders Valley Farms after 44 years of milk delivery in the community, there were few people who didn’t know Bill.
He served his country in the Army Reserves from 1965-1967.
Bill married Bonnie Rupert on Sept. 12, 1964 and settled down on the farm in Mackeyville. Together they raised a family on the simple virtues of an honest day’s work, belief in the Lord, and love for your family.
His passion for farming was evident in Keystone View Farm and the great pride he took in raising crops and livestock.
He was always ready to lend a helping hand and was involved in numerous organizations. As a 4-H leader, he helped kids with livestock projects and building life skills.
He was a life-long member of the Mackeyville United Methodist Church and served in many leadership positions throughout the years.
His involvement in the Masons led to his membership in the Clinton County Shrine Club. Bill loved being active in the Motor Corps and serving as a Jaffa Roadrunner, taking children to the hospital for needed medical treatment.
His ever-present smile, twinkling eyes and easy laughter will be missed by many.
He is survived by his children, Wade (Pam) Vonada, William (Dawn) Vonada II and Michelle (Tony) Rossman. and grandchildren Evan, Megan, Lakyn, Bradyn, Nicholas, Garret and Payton. Also surviving are his sisters Betty Kay (Louis) Long and Nancy Vonada, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is pre-deceased by his wife Bonnie.
A celebration of life will take place at the Mackeyville United Methodist Church, 23 Fairground Road, Mill Hall, PA 17751, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, August 31, from 6-8 p.m. with a Masonic funeral service beginning at 7:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 1. from 10-11 a.m. at Mackeyville United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Mackeyville United Methodist Church or Shriners Hospitals for Children. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa. 17745.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com.