Grover Senior Bonsall, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Grover Senior Bonsall, Jr.

Grover Senior Bonsall, Jr., 68, of Newark, DE, died at home on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Grover was predeceased by his parents, Grover Senior Bonsall and Nancy (McSwain) Bonsall.

Grover is survived by his wife, Nora Gibison Bonsall, and their children, Nancy Ratkiewicz and Kathryn, Richard and Amber Bonsall. His sister, Lynette Lane, also survives him.

Grover had retired from both the DuPont Company and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Friends may call from 10:00-11:00 am on Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE 19711. A graveside service will follow at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, 10 Old Church Road (Routes 141 and 100), Greenville, DE 19807.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. John-Holy Angels Parish, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711.


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16 Condolences for Grover Senior Bonsall, Jr.

  • So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I worked with Grover for many years at both DuPont and CSC. He was a very talented man who was very helpful to me over the years I worked with him.

  • To the Bonsall Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you during this time and always. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Grover for many years, going back to the duPont years. He was truly a great person. My friends in Oklahoma will be saddened also as I have talked about him for so many years, it was like he was a friend to all of my friends. He will be missed.

    Janice Wilson
    Ponca City, Oklahoma

  • I worked with Grover and what a wonderful man. I’m so sorry to hear about his passing away. Pls know that my prayers & thoughts are with the family.

  • Dear Amber and Nora, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My your memories sustain you during the difficult time.

  • I was saddened, this morning, to learn of our loss. The world always needs people like Grover to set an example of how to survive in our life with patience and even-tempered grace. After many years as a work associate from the other side of the U.S., I had the pleasant opportunity last September of finally meeting Grover, personally, in Newark and of wishing him a happy and fulfilling retirement. Though he is not physically present in our lives, he continues to be in our hearts. To the Bonsall family and those who were closest to Grover, please take strength from the beauty of his life.

    Bill Yellin
    San Diego, CA
    [email protected]

  • Grover and I started at Dupont around the same time. We worked side by side for a couple of years and, once I left the mainframe group, I still had reason to contact him occasionally. He helped me out more times than I could count. He had a great talent at work and that is why I always sought his help. Grover was always very quiet. It was only after you got to know him really well that he would show you his personality and then you would discover that he had an incredible sense of humor. He was a very nice, gentle man. My life is better for having known him. My sympathy and prayers go out to Grover’s family and friends.

  • I never personaly met Grover, but it just felt like I did. I have worked with him the many years that I have been on the DuPont account. He was a professional and gentleman. He was always there to help solve whatever work situation we had. He made my work a lot easier, and I am sure he did the same for everyone. He was more than a co-worker to me. He was a friend.

    To the family: Please be comforted that Grover lived a good life, and served everyone the way Christ instructed us to serve.

    Please accept my condolences.

    He will be missed.

    Adolph Tingan
    Accenture, Houston, Texas.

  • So long, Grover. I will surely miss you. We worked well together keeping the mainframe security for the DUFTS system in order. God bless your family and friends and comfort all of us in your absence. Thank God that a place has been prepared for you in Heaven where you will eventually be reunited with your loved ones.

  • Dear Nora, I was sad to of your husband’s passing. My most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, your children and your entire family. You will all be in my prayers as you face this difficult loss.

  • Dear Nora, I was sad to read of your husband’s passing. My most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, your children and your entire family. You will all be in my prayers as you face this difficult loss.

  • Hi Nora,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family.

    Kim Bright

  • It is with great pleasure I has the opportunity to work with Grover while working at DuPont. Fortunately I was able to start working again with Grover about 5 years ago when I returned to CSC. Grover displayed a great work ethic by addressing his work and his customers. His quiet humor was always a joy. We all live in a lesser place with his passing. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

  • Dear Nora & Family,

    I was so sorry to read of your great loss. From all the tributes I just read about Grover, he must have been a wonderful husband, father, and friend to so many. I wish I could have been there this morning to help you honor his life. Prayers of comfort for you all.


  • My deepest sympathy to the Bonsall family. I had the pleasure of working with Grover at DuPont and then at CSC. He was always ready to help and got me out of many security troubles. So sad to hear of his passing…..

    My condolences,

    Sarah Erhart

  • Word are simply not enough to express how I feel about your loss. Grover was my first friend and roommate at U of D. I can not imagine how my college memories could have been any richer, or, more memorable without Grover. I will miss him very much.