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Bonnie S. Zinner

Birth Date: July 26, 1950
Death Date: May 7, 2019

Bonnie S. Zinner (nee Bagon), 68, of Lakewood, formerly of North Olmsted, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

She was born in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Friedman Bagon and was raised in University Heights.  Bonnie was the beloved wife of the late Edward Zinner, who predeceased her on January 28, 2015; dear sister of Anne Steiner and Amy Garnai, who both reside in Israel and Margery Bagon of Oregon; step-mother of Richard Zinner, Jean Smith (Chuck), Eddie Zinner, Theresa Wygal (Clint, deceased), Michael Zinner (Lori), Ralph Zinner (Sandy) and John Zinner; adored aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Bonnie retired from the clerical department of the Veterans Administration following 30 years of dedicated service.  Following her retirement, she became a volunteer with Fairview General Hospital.   She was an avid sports fan of all Cleveland teams and had a love for animals, especially cats.

Her sisters are very appreciative of the friendship, love and support of Bonnie’s dear friends, Judy and Randy Nix.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:00AM at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070.   She will be laid to rest with her husband Edward at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Cleveland APL, 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

Memorial Mass
May 16, 2019
11:00 am
St. Brendan Catholic Church
4242 Brendan Lane North Olmsted, OH 44070
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  1. I originally met Bonnie at Heights High 10th grade English. I remember Bonnie, I, and 2 other ladies were teamed to do a report. Our school was so huge I didn’t see her often after that class. I did see her again at TRI C, then at Akron U when I lived in the dorm. I would run into her on occasion in Akron. When my late husband and I moved to Houston I lost touch with Bonnie, and through facebook found her a few years back. What I’ll remember about Bonnie is her not having a bad word to say about anyone. She had an interesting perspective of life. It defines what type of person Bonnie was by her years of dedication at her job, her volunteering, and love for animals. Bonnie you will be remembered and Missed.

  2. I first met Bonnie about seven years ago at the North Olmsted Manor Care nursing home. Her husband, Ed, was a resident. I was there due to being the caregiver of a dear friend at the time.

    Bonnie and I soon became the best of friends. We often went out to dinner and to the movies. She was one of the most selfless and generous people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

    I am so happy to have visited her recently. We had a nice phone conversation the night prior to her passing. Our last words to each other, as always, were “love you.”

    Rest in peace my dear friend. I will always treasure the friendship we had and will continue to pray for you daily.

  3. Our Dear Bonnie

    Written by: Joan Marks

    Bonnie and I have been friends since the early 1970’s. We met at the University of Akron and became the best of friends. Life happens and I moved out to the country with my husband. We lost touch until 2015 when we found each other on Facebook. Since then we got together often and talked about our times back in the 1970’s.

    Bonnie was a kind and very generous person. She would have literally given the shirt off her back if someone had needed it. She loved her Cleveland Indians. Bonnie Bagon Zinner – I will never forget you. Rest in peace, my dear friend!

  4. Missing you

    Written by: Judith Nix

    Rest in peace, Bonnie. You perceived here on Earth, and now are loved in Heaven, especially by your beloved Ed. We will miss you terribly, and will never forget you. Love you always, Judy

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