Ethan A. Bond
Ethan A. Iggy Bond,
89, passed away in his residence in Kempton, PA on November 22, 2012. He was born in Kempton, a son of the late Wert A. and Lila A. ( Lutz) Bond. Ethan was a rural mail carrier for the Kempton Post Office for 25 years, retiring in 1988. Prior to that he worked with his father in the family business in Kempton as a blacksmith and welder. He was a veteran of WWII
, having honorably served in the U.S. Navy
. He was a 1941 graduate of Slatington High School. Ethan was a member of New Bethel Church, Kempton, where he served as the former cemetery treasurer. He was a charter member, past president and treasurer of the Kempton Lions Club, where he was the recipient of the Melvin Jones and Bing Miller awards for outstanding service. He was a past director of the Kempton Community Center; a member and past financial secretary of the Kempton Fire Co.; a member of the Kempton Rod and Gun Club; the Lynnport, Kutztown and Lyons Fire Companies as well as the Goodwill Fire Co. of Hyde Park, PA. Survivors:
Ethan is survived by a daughter, Janice S. wife of Richard Stanislaw, of Reading, PA; two sons, James E. Bond and his wife Karen of Ontario, Canada and Bruce E. Bond, at home; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife Lenore M. (Fister) Bond in 2009. Services:
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton, PA 19529, with a calling period beginning at 9:30 a.m. Rev. David W. Blitch will be officiating. Interment, with military honors, will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Contributions:
In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the New Bethel Church sent to the above address. Arrangements by the Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli, PA.