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Mr. Jerry Bond, 1927-2016


Bond, Harold C. Jr. (Jerry), died June 18, 2016, the result of an auto accident in Phoenix, AZ. He was born 1929 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, son of Harold C. and (Magdalena) Marie (VanTeylingen). He leaves behind his wife, Phyllis; five children and four grandchildren as well as his first wife, Gabrielle.


Jerry lived a full life marked by a keen awareness and fulfillment of his responsibilities and constant generosity to his family and his community. During the Korean War he served in the US Navy mainly aboard the U.S.S. Salerno Bay (CVE110). He presided, along with his brother Robert, over the growth of Dragon Valves, developing a close relationship with many of the employees over the years. He and Robert had a love for aviation and owned and piloted a Cessna 210. He was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason from the Valley of Long Beach of the Orient of California. The Bonds always wanted to leave their community better than they found it and were involved with many charities, including Pathways of Hope and their church. Jerry also knew how to enjoy life and he and Phyllis loved to travel to Kauai for their anniversary every year, explore the country in their Beaver motor coach and attend jazz festivals around the country. 


Services will take place on November 11, 2016 at 1:00PM at First Presbyterian Church, 828 N. Euclid St., Fullerton, CA. Interment will take place at Loma Vista Memorial Park following the service.


In lieu of gifts or flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Pathways of Hope  and First Presbyterian Church Music program.



Published in Orange County Register on Oct. 29, 2016

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