VERNON - Edward W. Bond, 83, died after a short illness at Hospice of New Jersey at St. Joseph's in Wayne on Feb. 8, 2014. He had lived in Pequannock for 31 years before moving to Highland Lakes in 1996. After serving two years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ed worked for various companies as a shipping and receiving manager. He was a volunteer fireman for 31 years for Pequannock Fire Co. No. 2 and was past president of the company for six years. He was a life member of the fire company and life member of the New Jersey Exempt Fireman's Association. For many years Ed played Santa Claus for the fire company's children, the Boy Scouts and the children of Highland Lakes. He was a past member and elder of the Pequannock Reformed Church and more recently a member of the H.L. Christ Community Church. Ed was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley (Handel). He was the proud father of two sons, Craig, of Oak Ridge, and Gary and his wife, Carol, of Highland Lakes. Also survived by his sister, Jean Robertson, of Toms River; his sister-in-law, Ruth Harley and her husband, Richard; his grandchildren, Sarah Schwarz and her husband, Shane, Nicole Vought and her husband, Clayton, Kristyn Riggs and her husband, Wil, Kelli Bond, Jake Bond and Melissa Bond; his great-grandchildren, Chaz, Juliet and Evelyn; two nieces and one nephew. Visiting hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the First Reformed Church Cemetery, Pompton Plains. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's memory can be made to the
, Greater N.J. Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 10, 2014