Lt. Donald Eugene Bonsall USN, Retired, 87, of Leonardtown, MD formerly from Potomac, MD passed away on March 26, 2015 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on July 20, 1927 in Ohio, he was the son of the late Gladys Teeter Bonsall, and Paul Bonsall.
Donald was the loving husband of Dolores Fiels Bonsall whom he married on Sept 25, 1970 in Rockville, MD. Donald is survived by his children; Paulette Ady of OH, Daniel Bonsall of TX, Stepchildren; Keith Fiels of Chicago, IL, Gary Fiels, of Selbyville, DE, Beverly Rogers of Bethesda, MD, Maureen Flynn of Roseville, MD, Jacquelyn Lewis of San Francisco, CA, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Siblings; Evelyn Sheldon, Martha Keller both of OH, and Esther Hanson of IN. He was preceded in death by his son Lester Bonsall, and daughter Clara Bonsall and siblings; Doris Johnson, Cecil Bonsall, and Eileen Corbin.
He graduated from George Washington University with a Master’s in Business Administration. Donald joined the United States Navy, while serving in the Navy he earned the Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), American Theater Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European Occupation Service Medal (2nd Award), and National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), retiring after 23 and half years.
He moved to St. Mary’s County, MD in 1972, and He worked as a Electronics Engineer in Patuxent Naval Air Station. He enjoyed Sudoku puzzles, and working on his vehicles.
The family will received friends on April 8, 2015 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will follow at 4:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul MacPherson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.