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Gerald L. "Gerry" Boner

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BONER, Gerald L. “Gerry”, 85, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 in his home. Gerry was born February 13, 1935 in Granville, Ohio to Lester and Marcella (Gaddis) Boner. He graduated from Ohio State University with a BME, from the University of Dayton with a BSEE and an MBA and was an Engineer for Cooper Energy for 22 years. He was also a member of the Springfield Church of Christ. He was in a barber shop chorus, enjoyed go kart racing and collecting vintage cars. Gerry was a dedicated husband and father who was always involved in family life and his children’s activities. He could fix literally anything, and he often did. Survivors include his loving wife, Carol A. Boner; three children, Sheryl (Ed) Chen, Teresa (Phil) Campbell and Denise (Milton) Bowlen; two step-children, Sheri Susaeta and Eric Stith; a brother, Dr. Garnard (Donnie June) Boner; grandchildren, Tyler (Karman) Ogden, Jerrin Ogden, Devin Chen, Asa Chen and Kristin Campbell; great grandchildren, Kayla, Brayden and Emerson Ogden; and numerous nieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Boner; sister, Lois (Robert) Scott; and a step-son, Richard P. Stith. Due to Covid-19, no services will be held at this time. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Springfield Church of Christ. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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It was enjoyable working with Gerry for many years at Cooper Energy Services. He did a great job with engineering and was always pleasant to work with. He was also a very good friend and a good Christian example to others. My condolences to his family. We will miss him.

- Bruce Chrisman, Wednesday November 11th, 2020

Very sorry to hear this news. Gerry was and still is greatly respected at Cooper. He was one of the best Ajax Engineers around. Gerry developed some spreadsheets to estimate exhaust emissions and we use them several times each week. He will be missed.

- Tom Hurley, Wednesday November 11th, 2020

Our condolences to Gerry's family. I worked with him for 10 years in Springfield after the Corry closed. I often think of him and as he always answered my dumb questions and vetted my ideas.

- Mike Gerzina, Wednesday November 11th, 2020

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