Christopher “Chris” Eugene Bonk - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Christopher “Chris” Eugene Bonk

March 29, 1988 - September 15, 2022

Christopher “Chris” Eugene Bonk, age 34, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Newark, DE on March 29, 1988, he was a son of Eugene Theodore Bonk and Linda Denise (Barnes) Hall. Chris graduated from Hodgson Vocational Technical High School. Following graduation, he worked in his technical trade masonry before working at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Chris ended his career at ATI Physical Therapy.

 Chris was an avid sports fan with a lifelong passion for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Phillies. He enjoyed playing trivia, listening to all genres of music and volunteering at special events. Chris cherished spending time with his family and friends and especially Sundays spent at Grotto’s watching football.

In addition to his parents, Chris is survived by his step-mother, Barbara Bonk; his mother’s significant other, William Nottingham; brother, Zachary Bonk (Kelly Ann); his fluffy nephew, Coors (Cujo); maternal grandfather, James M. Barnes III; step-brother, Dustin Austin (Gessi); step-sister, Alexa Austin; step-grandmother, Marie Evans; aunts, Audrey O’Neill (John), and Sue Stiles; uncle, James M. Barnes IV (Mirna); maternal grandmother, Margaret Simmons (Mike); and other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, including the Salem Woods crew.

The family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the staff at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital for their tireless compassion and dedication towards Chris during his difficult journey.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 9 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the funeral home, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn Road, Port Penn, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chris’ memory to Scleroderma Research Foundation, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 484, San Francisco, CA 94104 or by clicking here.



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21 Condolences for Christopher “Chris” Eugene Bonk

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family.

  • How very sad for you and may Chris Rest In Peace.
    God bless him and your family
    Sue and Todd

  • Linda, Gene and families we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Mike and Judy Barrett

  • Please accept my condolences for your family’s loss. You are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. 🙏🏻❤️

  • Linda and family
    So very sorry for the loss of your son.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you
    My deepest sympathy
    Paula Carradin

  • I’m so saddened by the loss of Chris. I can’t imagine how you feel but only pray that God will bless you and your family with peace. We love you and will help anyway we can! Scott & Kelly Spence

  • So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for all the famil Sincerely Steve and Valorie Varnes

  • My sincere sympathy to you Linda and family for the loss of your son.
    Rest In Peace Chris.

  • So sorry for your loss. I know it has been a lot of ups and set backs. I’ll always remember his answering my questions about Phillies relayed through family. Prayers for you all.

  • Linda and family, may the happy memories fill your heart with joy💕 prayers for each of you
    Anne and Curt

  • Barbara, Gene and family – Sincere sympathy to you all. I am so, so sorry to hear this. You will most certainly be in my prayers and thoughts. Please reach out if I can be of any help.

  • Linda and Zack my deepest condolences to you and your extended family. Chris felt the love, and is now at peace . Praying for comfort and strength for you and your family, hoping cherished memories will bring happiness back into your heart!

  • Linda,
    My heart breaks for you and all the family. I am so sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers and hugs to all..

  • So sorry for the loss of Chris. I worked with him at Thermo Fisher while he was there and he always had a smile from ear to ear on his face. Always pleasant to talk with and very friendly overall to all his fellow employees. I will keep you all in my prayers during this trying time.

  • I had the honor of caring for Chris while he was at HUP Silver 11/Silver 9. He was a pleasure to care for, and was always so sweet. If you walked into his room he always gave a smile (even when us night shifters had to wake him up). He will be missed deeply, but I will remember him for his strength and courage. I’m so sorry for this unimaginable loss. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Chris at Thero Fisher Scientific. Chris was kind and a good friend to everyone. He always had a wonderful smile. I will keep the family in my prayers.

  • Chris was a fighter and it was a pleasure taking care of him when I did at UPenn. My thoughts are with you guys through this trying time, you all did great.

  • With Deppest Sympathy
    My prayer is that this message brings you some comfort during this very difficult time.
    Be confident that God knows how to heal a broken heart.
    Our love for Chris will be filled with wonderful memories, always and forever.
    God be with you and your family. Just know, we are here for you.

  • I used to work with Chris at Fisher scientific.He was just a wonderful friend to work with always talking about sports with me. We always ran into each other’s at the Middletown Walmart. I am going to missed my friend.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Chris. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you and your family.

  • Linda, Zach and family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Chris. I have fond memories of trivia and fantasy football nights at Grottos. Thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time.