Dr. Roger M. Bonus, 80, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023, at his home in Oro Valley, AZ. Roger wasborn in September of 1942, in Chicago, IL to the late Harold and Virginia Bonus. He is preceded in deathby three of his siblings, Vincent, Harold, and Charmaine Bonus.Roger is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gayle (nee Chuipek) Bonus; devoted sons Christopher(Michelle) Bonus, Matthew (Amanda) Bonus, and daughter Deborah (Jeff) Winckler; his seven dotinggrandchildren, Michael, Zach, Justin, Miranda, Brianne, Chance, and Caitlin; and his remaining siblingand friend, Dr. Robert Bonus.Roger ("Rog") met the love of his life, Gayle, on a blind date when he began dental school. Roger askedGayle to be his bride while on a date at a Chicago pizza parlor. They married in December of 1966 atSaint Theresa Church in Palatine, IL. Soon after, they moved to New Mexico where Roger served twoyears as a U.S. Air Force Captain in the Air Force Dental Corp. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Rogerand Gayle moved to Johnsburg, IL to start their family. Roger opened a dental practice in Richmond, ILwhere he practiced his love of dentistry for 26 years. Roger was a beloved fixture of both the Richmondand Johnsburg communities and was affectionately known as "doc" to the locals. Roger served asPresident of the McHenry County Dental Society from 1983-1984 and was a founding member of thenon-profit Johnsburg Old Timer's Club, which was established to advance the civic surroundings of theJohnsburg community. Outside of work, Rog was often found swinging a club on the golf course,attending his children's sports and school functions, or sitting on the patio enjoying a Southern ComfortManhattan with his wife and neighbors.Upon his early retirement from dentistry, Rog and his wife moved west where he began his 2nd "career"as a restauranteur. Roger and Gayle opened and ran two successful Pizzeria Uno franchises, one in LasCruces, NM and one in Oro Valley, AZ for 19 years before he officially retired. Roger and Gaylepurchased a 2nd home in Wauconda, IL to be closer to some of their children and grandchildren, wherethey enjoyed volunteering at the Wauconda Food Pantry for ten years.Roger was generous to a fault and always willing to help friends, family, and members of his community.He was an extremely kind and gentle man who cared deeply for his wife and family, a man who alwayshad a goofy grin on his face and a witty response on hand.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(stjude.org).A celebration of Roger's life will be held in Illinois this July to commemorate his memory and to "raise aglass" to our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. Details to follow.\n\nThere are no gallery images.