Bonnie L. Chervenak


Bonnie Lee Chervenak, age 74 of Cleveland, Ohio, rose up to Heaven on Sunday, December 26, 2021, and David Strauss, her long-term partner was at her side.  Bonnie was born on February 1, 1947 shortly after World War II to William and LaVerne (Quintiliano) Bradler.  Bonnie and Dave spent over 30 years together.  She is survived by her only very loving daughter Angela Brumfield and her granddaughters Cheyenne Madison (John) and Savannah Brumfield, who adored their grandmother. She had 3 great grandchildren Oliver, Lorelei, and Elliot Madison. Bonnie had 3 siblings, Jane Sardelle, Clifford Bradler (Brenda Reed), and Gretchen Pribanic (James). She had nieces and a nephew and many, dear, loving friends. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert Chervenak.

Bonnie was a devoted and loving wife, partner, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.  She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and treated them with a great deal of love and happiness. Birthdays and holidays were special warm times for her and the family. Bonnie enjoyed traveling and had a passion for great, delicious food and had many favorite restaurants. She cherished and loved her large number of friends that she stayed in contact with throughout the years. She made them feel loved and special when interacting with them in person or by phone.  

A Memorial Visitation to celebrate Bonnie‘s life will be held at Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview Road, Parma, Ohio (between Brookpark and Rockside/Snow Roads), located next to Gentile’s Italian food store. Park in rear of funeral home and enter through the front doors.  Wheelchair access through back of building. The visitation will take place on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 pm, followed by Catholic services at the funeral home, presided by Father James from St. Rocco’s Church. Burial will take place at West Park Cemetery at a later date with immediate family. No food/beverages will be served due to Covid.

Flowers are appreciated. However due to this short memorial and In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bonnie’s name to:

American Stroke Association, American Diabetes Association, Animal Protective League (APL, Cleveland), or a charity of your choice.  


Covid Protocol.  Due to the seriousness and high number of rising variant cases, we ask everyone to please follow these steps:

  1.  Please wear a mask at visitation. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available and use sanitizer upon arrival and departure.
  2. Other than individuals you may arrive with, please keep 6-8 feet away from others.  No handshaking, hugging, kissing, touching others. Please, instead, wave, send kisses with a waving hand, tap your heart and point at others, make hearts with your fingers, fist bump, elbow touching.  Find other creative ways to show your sympathies, condolences and love for others.
  3. Especially be cognizant of those who are over 50, elderly with weakened immune systems/illnesses, unvaccinated and vaccinated.  Please know this is no time to let your guard down and be respectful to others and yourself.  The family is appreciative if you attend the short visitation/services or if you prefer to pray for Bonnie from home.  Many thanks/God Bless You!
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  1. Julie Bellisario says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Bonnie’s passing. Thinking of you ALL and Praying for Peace in your Hearts.
    Julie & Mike Bellisario

  2. Luann says:

    My dear beautiful cousin Bonnie, how I wish I could have seen you one last time!! I will hold my memories of you close to my heart always. I love you!!! Luann

  3. Myrna Roman Rey says:

    Rest in Peace my dear Bonnie.
    Will miss you at our high school reunions. Will always remember you and our days in Junior high and High school. Sending you hugs in heaven

    Myrna Roman Rey