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Wednesday June 19th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Wednesday June 19th, 2019

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Stephanie "Bonnie" Podnar

Stephanie “Bonnie” Podnar (nee Drakulich), of Coventry Township went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 16, 2019. She was 91 years old and preceded in death by her sister, Yvonne Harrison (Drakulich).

Bonnie grew up during the Depression, without her mother who died when she was an infant. Despite spending most of her youth in foster care, she always maintained a grateful heart and happy disposition. She loved her family and was a blessing to so many. She was a wonderful wife, a great mother, an ideal mother-in-law and the most perfect, doting, French Toast making grandmother. Bonnie and her family were long-time members of Lockwood United Methodist Church where she was involved with the children’s ministry for many years.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 65 years, John Podnar; sons, John (Gale) Podnar, Steve (Jennifer) Podnar; grandchildren, Tara (Scott) McMahan, Jenna Podnar, Hannah (Jordan) Springer, Aubrey Podnar, Ben Podnar; and one great-granddaughter, Brynn McMahan; along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a funeral service beginning at 7 p.m., Rev. Dennis Turner officiating. Interment for family only will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:15 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Stephanie to the Apostolic Christian Village, 10680 Steiner Rd., Rittman, OH 44270, where she and John have resided for the last year.


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A GARDEN PATH was ordered on June 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 18 2019 12:00 AM

A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was ordered on June 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 18 2019 12:00 AM

Miss Stephanie was a pleasure to take care of. She was Always Smiling & loved her family so very much. I will cherish her & John's marriage with one another forever, as they were the Ideal Couple. Rest in Peace Miss Stephanie

Wendy Valentine Jun 18 2019 12:00 AM

An INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent on June 18, 2019

With deepest sympathy as we remember Bonnie Love Jeanette and Podnar Family

Expression of Sympathy Jun 18 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies and prayers from Mick & Stephanie Podnar

stephanie podnar Jun 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Stephanie "Bonnie" Podnar

neil gasser Jun 17 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on June 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 17 2019 12:00 AM

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