Obituary for Dorothy J Bond and Raymond E Bond
Dorothy J Bond, age 90, gained her angel wings on November 12, 2021. She was welcomed with open arms by her husband, Raymond E. Bond, who passed away on at age 87 on September 22, 2018 and other loving family members.
Dorothy Jane Jacobs was born on March 30, 1931 in her family home in Sykesville, PA. to Julia Bernard Pollack Jacobs and John Jacobs. Julia had been married once before to Andrew Pollack with whom she had 5 children and Andrew died in 1921. John was married to Suzanna Rainiak, they had 5 children and Suzanna later died. Julia and John married in 1924 and they had 5 children together. Dorothy was child number 14 out of 15.
Dorothy grew up in a blended, hard working family. Her mother managed the home and children and her father worked in a local coal mine. Dorothy was close to her older siblings and was especially close to her sister, Marcia Polak Mitchell. Marcia took care of Dorothy when as an 18th month old she came down with rheumatic fever and developed a heart murmur. Marcia carried Dorothy to the nearest hospital in DuBois which was 5 miles away and often visited her during her stay there. When her mother became bed ridden with rheumatoid arthritis, Dorothy was sent at 10 years old to live with her older sister, Marcia, in Brooklyn, NY. Dorothy had many memories of her years in Brooklyn with her sister Marcia and brother Andy in their Prospect Park Bicycle shop on Flatbush Ave.
Dorothy hated her name. She was raised going to the local Catholic Church. When Dorothy was about 10 years old, she made her confirmation. She chose the confirmation name 'Darlene' which she loved and determined that everyone would call her Darlene afterwards. As she was standing in line with the other kids, the Priest came along chatting with everyone. When he got to Dorothy, he stopped and asked what her name was and what her confirmation name was going to be. Dorothy replied with pride, “Darlene!” The Priest thought for a moment, looked at her and said gruffly, “There's no saint named Darlene! You can't use that! Use Jane! Your name will be Dorothy Jane!” Dorothy was left in tears as he continued on his way. She always said, “Now I have TWO names that I hate!” Close friends and family would often call her 'Dottie'.
Dorothy returned to Sykesville to finish high school and help her mother Julia who died in 1950. Dorothy then returned to Brooklyn and attended secretarial school. She ended up moving to Cleveland, Ohio, not knowing anyone or having a place to stay. Thanks to the kindness of a stranger on the bus, Dorothy found a place to stay at a dorm for young women and went with her roommate the next day and got a job at Reliance Electric.
After working there as the secretary, Dorothy noticed a handsome young man, Raymond Bond. One day when Ray was a the Xerox (copy) machine, Dorothy went up and invited him to a dinner party that she was going to at a girlfriend's house. The rest (as they say) was history. Dorothy and Ray married in Cleveland, Ohio on August 19, 1955.
Raymond Edward Bond was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 27, 1930. He was the 1st son born to Violet Gertrude Osowczyk Bond and Edward John Bond. He joined older sister, Eileen, and became older brother to Roger, Joanie and Karen. Ray grew up with many aunts, uncles and cousins close by and was always a hard worker. At age 17, Ray convinced his mother Violet to sign his admission papers and he joined the US Marines. Ray spent 3 years in the Marines, completed his credits for his high school diploma and received an honorable discharge. He returned to Cleveland and started college at Fenn College (later Cleveland State). Ray decided to major in Electrical Engineering and got a job at Reliance Electric. He graduated with his BS in 1957. Ray was very active and regularly worked out as Turner's Gym where he made many lifelong friends.
Ray and Dorothy were blessed with 3 children, Edward Raymond Bond, Janice Adrienne Bond and Cheryl Ann Bond. They lived in Eastlake, OH for several years and then started a series of moves-South Euclid and Newbury, OH and then to Layton, UT, Conyers, GA, then back to Layton, Pleasant View, UT and then their final move to Layton, UT. Dorothy was especially good at keeping in touch with family and friends as they moved. Ray worked for Reliance for many years and then moved on to work for Siemens and Westinghouse. After he retired, he worked part time for Sears in the appliance department and HR Block as a tax preparer. Ray was a good provider and a Mr. Fix It Guy. He remodeled and fixed many of the homes the family lived in. He was also good to help his kids and grandkids fix their homes, sprinklers, cars and was a great helper with the math homework.
Ray and Dorothy loved their kids but thought their grandkids were the bomb. They attended endless soccer games, baseball games, violin and piano recitals and often hosted family parties at their home. They left the family with many good memories.
Ray and Dorothy remained active and healthy for many years. In their retirement years, they went to the gym 3 days a week and had a weekly date where they went to concerts, plays or more often a movie. They were always good neighbors and friends and enjoyed traveling together.
Life changed when Ray was diagnosed with dementia in 2017. Dorothy became a full time caregiver with support from family and Hearts for Hospice. Ray suffered a stroke in August, 2018 and after remaining at home as long as possible, spent the last 6 weeks of his life in Roy at Heritage Park Care Center. Ray passed away on a Saturday afternoon on September 22nd with Dorothy by his side.
Dorothy was faced with the challenge of losing her sweetheart after 63 years. She was able to remain in her home in Layton until April 2019 when her children gently persuaded her to move to an Assisted Living apartment at Fairfield Village in Layton. Who are we kidding? She went kicking and screaming! Really! Fortunately, after a few weeks, Dorothy was able to make friends with other residents and staff members. Many enjoyed her friendship and her sassy sense of humor. As her health declined, the wonderful staff from Encompass Hospice helped care for Dorothy. We are forever grateful to Nurse Angie and CNAs Autum and Mary Ann. After having a stroke, we know that Dorothy held on the last few days of her life until her son Ed (coming from Alaska) was able to arrive. Her 3 children and Nurse Angie were able to be with her as she went to celebrate in Heaven with Ray on November 12th.
Ray and Dorothy are survived by their son Ed Bond (Maureen Moore) in Juneau, AK; grandchildren Chelsea Gagnon, Danielle Gagnon and great grands Aisha and Theron; Janice Bond Delgado (Phil ) and grandchildren, Greg, Carl and Bryan Delgado; Cheryl Bond Werven (ex husband Roger Werven) and grandchildren Asia Werven (Trent Harris), Sia and Nevi; Ciera Werven Callaway (Tyson) and Taylie; Haley Werven (Colton Larkin), Emery and Jameson.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Julia and John Jacobs, and 13 siblings John Polak, Andy Pollack, Marcia Polak Mitchell, Ann Polak Paniagua, and Helene Polac Filoseta; John Jacobs, Steve Jacobs, Mike Jacobs, Sr. Martha Jacobs OSB, and Ann Jacobs Bobioge; George Jacobs, Madeline Jacobs Orsich and Frank Jacobs. She is survived by her youngest sister Julia Irene Jacobs Downing.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents Violet and Edward Bond, older sister Eileen Bond Anderson and younger sister Joan Bond Boskovitch. He is survived by his brother Roger (Mary) Bond in Leesburg, FL and Karen Bond in Cleveland, OH. Dorothy and Ray are also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Ray and Dorothy both chose to be cremated and those arrangements were made though Aaron's Mortuary.