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July 19, 2024

Theodore E. Bond

Theodore E. Bond died November 25, 2006 at St. Louise Hospital in Gilroy. He was born in Towanda, Kansas and moved to Davis, California with his parents in 1936. He and Freda Blaettler were married on Aug. 29, 1942. He served three years in World War II and received a Bronze Star for service above and beyond the call of duty. Upon his return he completed his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley. He also earned a Masters Degree at Iowa State University and a Doctor of Engineering degree from U.C. Davis. He worked for thirty one years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He traveled to many under developed countries around the world in regard to animal and human habitation. He encouraged the use of solar heating and also methods making animals more comfortable in warm countries. A joy of his life was jazz music. Ted played guitar in jazz bands over six decades. He will be missed for his quiet and gentle ways by his family and friends. Mr. Bond was a member of Gilroy Elks, SIRS and Gilroy Historical Society. His wife of 64 years, Freda Blaettler and sons Steven (Shari) Bond of Berkeley and Alan (Elaine) Bond of Oakland and grandchildren, Jesse Bond of Santa Cruz, and Maggie and Hannah Bond, loved him dearly. He also is survived by three nieces. He was preceded in death by a sister Veronica Doane and a brother Fred Groeley

Memorial Mass will be Friday, December 1, 2006 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church.

Donations to the American Institute of Cancer Research Society, P.O. Box 97167, Washington, D.C. 20090, in his memory are preferred and appreciated.

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