Robert Bond

Robert Naill Bond Sr.

Sunday, November 21st, 1926 - Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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It is with profound sadness that the family of Robert Naill Bond, Sr. shares the news of his passing on June 15th, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Sauble Bond, who passed away in December, as well as his three brothers, Donald Bond, Richard Bond, and Eugene Bond. Robert leaves behind his four children, Cynthia B. Hayes, Robert N. Bond, Jr. (Ardis), Melinda B. Ecolono, and Mark B. Bond (Connie); seven grandchildren, Katharine Hayes, Emily Grayson (William), Addison Bond (Kristina), Shaffer Bond, Lindsey Moneymaker (Christopher), Taylor Kimball (Brennan), and Austin Bond; one great-grandchild, Hadley Bond; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A lifelong Maryland resident, Robert was born on November 21, 1926 in Finksburg, Maryland to Gladys and Winter Bond. Following his graduation from Franklin High School in 1944, Robert went on to Lehigh University, but left after two semesters to join the Army in 1945. He served in Panama from 1945 to 1946 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant from Fort Meade on November 26, 1946. Robert subsequently returned to Lehigh in 1947 and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Upon marrying Dorothy and settling down in Reisterstown, Maryland, on February 2, 1953, Robert began work as a design engineer and assistant project manager at the Wilson T. Ballard Company in Owings Mills, Maryland, becoming Senior Vice President in 1963. Robert never retired and continued to work at the Wilson T. Ballard Company until a few days before he passed, 66 years in total. In 2013, the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers awarded Robert a Certificate of Membership in the Christie Society for his 50 years of licensure as a Maryland Professional Engineer.

A dedicated member of his community, Robert had a passion for history and antiques. He served as the Town Engineer of Sykesville for 40 years, and was also a member of the Jaycees, the American Society of Engineers, the Engineering Society of Baltimore, the Maryland Association of Engineers, the County Engineers Association of Maryland, the Maryland Historical Society, and the Carrol County Historical Society, among others.

While he took great pride in his work, Robert was most proud of his family, and the feeling was mutual. He was deeply admired and respected by all who knew him, and his unconditional love for his wife knew no bounds. Robert was steadfast in his dedication to her, especially in her final years.

The viewing will take place on Tuesday, July 16th, from 4pm to 7pm at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 17th at 11am at Eline Funeral Home. Private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Dale S. S. Chambers Foundation. Mail to DSSC Foundation c/o Strouse,1211 Independence Way, Westminster, MD 21157. (Tax ID 52-2076742).
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Eline Funeral Home
    11824 Reisterstown Road
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Eline Funeral Home
    11824 Reisterstown Road
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    Time to be determined
  • Interment

    All Saints' Cemetery
    84 Bond Ave.
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Colby Christensen

Posted at 12:59pm
I started my career nearly 20 years ago working with Bob. He was a great example of dedication and hard work. My condolences to the family.

Charles Wilson

Posted at 11:03am
Cindy, Bob, Mindy, and Mark, I was shocked to learn of your Dad’s passing recently, not long after your Mom. From the days when you lived across from me on Chatsworth Avenue and I used to babysit you, I have had the highest regard for your parents! They were always very good models for me! Back in the late 60’s, I worked closely with your Dad in helping to make “Bob’s Mansion” a reality:: I helped clear the land. Then we went around to a lot of old mansions being demolished in the Baltimore area, where Bob would bid on light fixtures, paneling, fire places, staircases, etc. When a deal was reached, we then used crowbars, etc. to rip the purchase out and tie it down on top of your old station wagon:-). I remember that the longest piece of the staircase panelling was so long, we could barely see to drive! When the house was built, I painted all of those little window pains, in the winter wear gloves without fingers — brrr.

I always looked forward to visiting Bob & Dot on my trips home from California. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to ever catch any of you there at the time:-(. It would have been good to see you and catch up on all you’’ve done over the past 50 years when I last saw you. I last saw your Dad in December, when we had lunch together with my Mom at Carroll Lutheren Village. He seemed in good health and I was amazed that he was still working!

I will dearly miss them! You have my deepest sympathies. Best of wishes to all of you in the future!!!!



Town of Sykesville

Posted at 10:03am
All of us in the Town of Sykesville were deeply saddened at the loss of Robert Bond "Our" Town Engineer. While he may have been employed by Wilson T Ballard, we considered him one of us. Since 1972 he worked for the Town and saw that things were done correctly and to his rigorous specifications. He knew where every piece of infrastructure was and his breadth of knowledge was amazing. In losing Bob, not only did we lose a lot of institutional knowledge, but a great friend and trusted adviser. He was an honest, smart, humble and strong man and will be dearly missed by all who knew him and had the pleasure to work with him. God must have been in need of the best of the best engineer's. God speed Bob from all of us in the Town of Sykesville your peaceful rest was well earned, Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw Mayor of Sykesville

Kathy Wilson

Posted at 08:14am
Dear Cindy,
Thinking of you at this most difficult time.
Sending hugs and prayers to you and all of your family.
Kathy Wilson

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