EDiS Culture

Remembering John Bonk

By Chris Donahue • November 10, 2020

John Stephen Bonk 1953-2020

The tragic news of John Bonk passing away hit us all unexpectedly and was a huge blow to our construction industry.  John was Vice President of Operations and former owner of M. Davis & Sons, and he died suddenly October 22 at age 67.

M. Davis & Sons is a long-time client, partner, and friend of EDiS Company.

When I heard of John Bonk’s passing, I thought…this is impossible.  John and I just talked the previous week about future projects in 2021.  We were looking forward to continuing to work on M. Davis & Sons projects together.  On the phone John sounded like his normal self – he was one of the most sincere and honest people I got to work with in our industry.  The part of that last conversation I had with him that struck me most were John’s final words to me.  He says, “Chris, we continue to call you for additional work and support because you guys are the best at what you do.” John Bonk’s final words to me resonate with his true character and honest personality.  I will miss working with John.  I know in my future work with M. Davis, I will work together with them to do excellent work in the legacy of John Bonk.

John Bonk will always be remembered as a man who worked toward perfecting the mechanical and industrial construction industry within the Delaware Valley. His attention to deliver a quality product will be missed by many, and he will be missed as a great person by me.

Click here for John’s obituary.