Confirmed:Vincent Bonanno, Retired US Air Force, Korea, Vietnam (213-19) 5 NOV 19

November 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
8134 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX 78216

The family of Mr. Vincent Bonanno, a US Air Force (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Vincent Bonanno was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Joseph and Ann Bonanno on February 10, 1937. He joined his Lord and savior on October 18, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. He retired on June 17, 1966 as Staff Sargent, Vincent continued to work in civil service training and education at Kelly Air Force Base. During the Korean and Vietnam War his duty as crew chief was maintenance on the several types of aircrafts for the military.
Vincent enjoyed playing golf, softball and spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Irma E. Bonanno of 46 years. He is survived by his wife Rosa M Pelayo-Bonanno of 14 years; children Angel Lofton (Dave), Vincent Michael Bonanno (JoAnn) and Noel Bonanno; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandsons.

WEATHER: Hi 81 / Lo 62, 20% Chance of Rain, 64% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Alma Torres, Family SPOX

STAGING:  8:30 am, Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
8134 Blanco Road
San Antonio, Texas 78216

BRIEFING:  8:45 am

SERVICE:  9:30 am
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
8134 Blanco Road
San Antonio, Texas 78216

KSU:  2:00 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   2:45 pm – Shelter #5
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223