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Daniel John Bonacci

Obituary for Daniel John Bonacci

November 18, 1961 - October 3, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 57

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Daniel, "Dan" John Bonacci, age 57, jumped into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas after a long battle with complex heart disease. Dan was born November 18, 1961 in Mount Kisco, New York to Donald Nicholas Bonacci and Frances Claire (Milanowycz) Bonacci. Dan is survived by his twin sister Michele "Shelly" A. Power and husband Stephen; brother Donald N. Bonacci Jr. and wife Kelli; niece Melanie Power Faulkner and husband Sterling; nephews Nico Bonacci, Danny Bonacci, Michael Bonacci and Trenton Leffingwell; and Aunt Fran Richardson of Venice, Florida; dear friends Matthew and Brenda Power and Gary Power; along with numerous other relatives as well as a lifetime of dear friends.

Dan grew up in the Westchester County, NY area, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, and Ponce, PR before settling down along with his family in San Antonio in 1976 as a freshman at Winston Churchill High School. Dan graduated from Churchill H.S. in 1980 and then pursued a sound engineering degree in Hollywood, CA. He would go on to work as a sound technician for several major headlining rock bands. He returned to San Antonio in the late '80's and switched careers to the medical field. In 1990, he graduated from St. Phillip's College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiology Technology. For the next fifteen years, he worked in several hospital systems in the South and Central Texas area as an MRI/CT Technician. He became a mobile x-ray technician and travelled across Texas and even to several other states for this position. Dan's most memorable and proudest moment in his radiology tech career was working 24+ hours straight to help x-ray and image those injured as a result of the Texas A&M Bonfire tragedy on November 18, 1999, incidentally the date of his/his twin sister's 38th birthday.

Approximately ten years ago, Dan was diagnosed with congenital nonischemic cardiomyopathy and COPD. At that time, due to very difficult health challenges, he permanently left his work position. He continued to pursue his music interests when he could to include connecting up and coming musical talent with local music producers and assisting with music recordings. He also enjoyed guitar playing more than anything, and collected and cherished music memorabilia and guitars. Another hobby of Dan's was meticulously assembling model cars – something he did with delicate precision and detail. Owning cool cars was also his thing. Dan just loved and had a plethora of cars during his lifetime, and so enjoyed cruising around town in them.

Dan's feline fur babies, Brother D. and Mitten Man were so important to Dan as well. They got him through so many tough days with his many illnesses. Last but not least, Dan loved and treasured his family and good friends beyond belief. He truly cherished connecting with them often, helping them with good counsel and humor, and sharing in their joys; albeit often remotely due to his debilitation. Dan loved and talked so highly about each and every one of his family and friends, and truly appreciated RELATIONSHIPS more than any single thing on this earth.

The family has deep and profound gratitude for the MICU team that helped Dan at Northeast Baptist Hospital in his final hours to include Pharmacist Julia, RNs Michelle, Mary, and Katrina, and Drs. Spath, Deal and Alsabrooke. Your collective expertise, professionalism and strength was unparalleled and will never be forgotten.

Dan's gentle yet enduring legacy will live on in our hearts and through the gift of sight gained by two people as a result of his donation of his corneas. How wonderful is that?! 😊

MEMORIAL SERVICE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019
12:00 P.M.
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH

Dan's cremated remains will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dan's honor to the San Antonio Eye Bank at 9150 Huebner Rd #105, San Antonio, TX 78240, or by visiting saeyebank.org. .

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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