Was key costumer for 'Star Trek,' 'Air Wolf'

Film and television costumer Jerry Bono died Aug. 31 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 65.

Born in and raised in southwestern Illinois, he came to California to train at the Pasadena Playhouse, where he appeared in “Buckle Down, Winsocki.”

After completing his studies there, he was drafted and served in the Canal Zone. There, he organized and performed in several shows for the Army, including “Rashomon” and “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

After the Army, he worked at a Hollywood Blvd. clothing store, which led to his first job in wardrobe, a “Star Trek” holiday special. He became key costumer for TV shows including “Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Air Wolf,” “Voyagers,” “BJ and the Bear,” as well as feature films including “Sister Act II” and “The Vanishing.”

Bono also served as first V.P. on the executive board of the Pasadena Playhouse Alumni & Associates.

He is survived by his mother and two half-brothers.

Donations may be made to the Pasadena Playhouse Alumni & Associates, 39 South El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101.

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