Joseph P. Bonavita, 58, of Clarendon, PA., died Friday afternoon, May 19, 2023, at his residence after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born January 3, 1965, in Warren, PA. Joe was the son of Patricia Broderick (Bonavita) and Joseph A. Bonavita. He has resided most of his life in Warren and was formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., Erie, PA. He attended Warren Area High School up until his senior year. He was a 1983 graduate of Jamestown High School. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army, serving in Germany until he was honorably discharged. After the Army, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator and also was a contractor. He then became a cross country truck driver, driving for numerous companies, until his health wouldn’t allow him to continue driving. Joe was an avid musician and would play in establishments while he was on the road driving. He loved a wide range of music, from Heavy Metal to Blues. He was a talented guitarist and drummer. He was an avid dog lover.
He is survived by his two daughters, Kyrah Mohney, Sarah Sanders and her husband, Tyler, his mother, Patricia Broderick of Warren, PA., his father and stepmother, Joseph A. and Karen Bonavita of Aiken, S.C., Granddaughter – Quinn Mohney, Grandson – Brantley Sanders, Uncle Sam Manno, Aunt and Uncle, Mary, and Jim Muntz, 3 cousins, Jessica, Jake, and Zack, and his pug, Rocky.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas “Tommy” Bonavita who died February 11, 2022, Aunt Peg Manno, Maternal Grandparents – Paul and Beatrice Songer Broderick, Paternal Grandparents – Thomas and Antionette Minon Bonavita.
A Celebration of Joe’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to send condolences may do so by visiting Those wishing to place memorials may do so through The Music Conservatory, LLC, 220 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.