The “Muncie Mortar”, the “Blonde Bomber”, “Commissioner”. Ron Bonham went by many titles. He was a Hoosier through and through, and an exemplary role model on and off the court.
In his basketball career, Bonham was inducted into both the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the University of Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame (with two NCAA championships), he won championships with the NBA’s Boston Celtics, and was an original first year Indiana Pacer in the American Basketball Association.
Off the court, he served as a public figure in Delaware County, IN for almost 40 years, including several years as County Commissioner. Bonham was so beloved, the county commissioned a “Ron Bonham Day” when he retired.
To celebrate Bonham’s life accomplishments after his passing, the Indiana Pacers held a moment of silence and a special tribute during their 2016 NBA Playoff run. We are sad to see his passing and our thoughts are with his family.
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