Norbert G. Bond, 79, auto mechanic

May 27, 2006

Norbert Gerard Bond, a retired auto mechanic, died of complications from emphysema May 20 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 79.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington, he attended St. Joseph's Monastery Parochial School. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served in the Pacific at the end of World War II.

After training as an automotive mechanic under the GI Bill, he became a mechanic for Brooks Price Buick, initially at North Avenue and later on Reisterstown Road.

Before retiring in 1984 after suffering a heart attack, Mr. Bond was a service technician for nearly 14 years for Bee's Distributing in Finksburg.

In retirement he enjoyed visits to Ocean City, where he fished and watched birds on Assawoman Bay. He also played checkers with his grandchildren and read.

He was a former parish council member of St. Joseph Monastery Roman Catholic Church and was a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 30 Melvin Ave. in Catonsville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

His wife of 53 years, the former Rose Marie Broderick, died last year.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Bond of Mount Airy, Timothy Bond of Annapolis and Martin Bond of Phoenix, Baltimore County; five daughters, Mary Gelinas and Rosemarie Bond, both of Columbia, Catherine Savage of Columbus, Ohio, Jane Doherty of Cleveland and Sarah Bond of Catonsville; a brother, Francis Bond, and a sister, Claire Barry, both of Timonium; and 16 grandchildren.

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