Patricia C. Bonewitz

Patricia Catherine (Phillip) Bonewitz, 76, wife of William Bonewitz, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Mulligan) Phillip.

Patricia loved shopping, especially at TJ Maxx. She also enjoyed eating at Brookside Diner. She was very dedicated to her family and her community. Pat was on the Board of YWCA for many years. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Surviving along with her husband William of 55 years, are her children Erika Gilroy, Fiancée of Brad; Kurt Bonewitz, husband of Ann; Ian Bonewitz; and Johanna Backover, wife of Jake; sister Margaret Gallagher, wife of Michael; grandchildren Alivia Weaver, Seaver Bonewitz, Logan Bonewitz, Peyton Gilroy, Kendall Gilroy, Marlee Backover, William Gilroy, Macy Backover, and Tony Bonewitz; great granddaughter Anayah Schmidt; and many other family members that loved her.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, from 6:00-8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home (711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464). Services will be held privately by the family on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association ( in Patricia’s name.

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Our prayers are with you and your family, may God keep you all in his love and grace through this.

~ Ralph DiMatteo Richlands, NC
9/4/2023 6:15:22 PM

The Pottsgrove High School Girls Soccer program would like to express their deepest condolences to the Bonewitz Family. Pat and Coach Bill will be forever in our hearts.

~ Jim Crawford
9/4/2023 2:12:55 PM

I met Pat 60 years ago when Bill brought her to over to meet my mother and father . My mother fell in love with her instantly . Her goodness was obvious . Pat was gracious , kind and caring . My two oldest and I had the privilege of seeing Bill and Pat redo their wedding vows . They were deeply in love and it showed . God Bless and rest in heavenly peace

~ John Galveston, TX
9/2/2023 8:29:33 PM

I didn't know Pat very well but what I knew I loved. She always had a wonderful smile and friendly hello for me. I am going to miss her a lot. I know she was very devoted to my good friend, her husband, Bill. I'm hoping that she's happily at rest now with Jesus, her Savior.

~ Al Carollo Telford, PA
9/2/2023 7:55:03 PM