Bonnie Gene Kroha, 74, of Valatie, NY passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on May 18, 2022 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She approached her final year with strength, heart, and an appreciation of a life well lived. Bonnie was born in Hudson, NY to Susan and Marshall Losee. She received her BS and Masters in Education from SUNY New Paltz where she met her husband of 53 years, John Kroha.
Bonnie was a dedicated and caring elementary school teacher who wholly embraced her career in the Ichabod Crane CSD until her retirement in 2004. She loved working with children and enriched her 3rd graders by having them perform a play for the other classes and their families. She traditionally ended the school year by throwing a pool party at her home for all of her students.
Bonnie was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was interested in the lives of others and demonstrated this by asking thoughtful questions and being a great listener to young and old. Bonnie was cheerful and kindhearted and immensely enjoyed all activities with her grandchildren. She loved planting flowers, swimming, jogging, traveling, and hiking. Bonnie's life was filled with a love of family and friends, patience, honesty, compassion, generosity, happiness and selflessness.
Bonnie was predeceased by her parents, Susan and Marshall Losee, and her sisters Marsha and Sandra Losee. She will be remembered and loved always by her husband John C. Kroha, her son John Michael Kroha and his wife Kimberly Kroha, her granddaughter Caroline, her daughter Sarah JK Noel, her grandchildren Ashton and Autumn Noel, her brother John M. Losee, and her nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at a later date with immediate family. Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Community Hospice.org. Online condolences and messages may be added to the Tribute Wall on the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home website.