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Ronald Clair "Butch" Bonnett
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1943
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 2011
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Ronald Claire "Butch" Bonnett, 68, of Fawn Township, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. He was born April 28, 1943, in Tarentum, a son of the late Dennis L. Bonnett Sr. and Greta (Benton) Bonnett. A 1961 graduate of Tarentum High School, he lived in Fawn Township for 41 years and, prior to that, Tarentum and Natrona Heights. Ronald was the owner and founder for 50 years of Highland Tire in Tarentum and Natrona Heights. He was a member of Center United Methodist Church, Fawn Township. Butch cherished his family and the friends he made throughout the years. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara J. (Demange) Bonnett, of Fawn Township; daughter, Rebecca J. "Becca" (Francis) Arabia, of Lower Burrell; sons, Brent A. Bonnett, of Tarentum, and Brad A. (Jennifer) Bonnett, of Fawn Township; seven grandchildren, Kathan, Karli, Brooke, Bailey, Breea, Brenna and Bella; and brother, Dennis L. Bonnett Jr., of Brackenridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, who Butch admired and held in the utmost respect. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church, 410 Third Ave., Tarentum, with the Rev John P. Kuert, Pastor of Evangel Heights Assembly of God, Sarver, officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., Tenth Avenue at Corbet Street, Tarentum, 724-224-1526. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Butch Bonnett Entrepreneurial Spirit Award (can appear on the check as BBESA), The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Visit

Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum 8/31/2011
Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
Record added: Aug 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75731973


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