George Stephen Bondor Sr.

November 17, 1916November 9, 2012

George Stephen Bondor, Sr., age 95, passed away on November 9, 2012 just shy of his 96th birthday. George was born in Youngstown, Ohio on November 17, 1916 to Istvan and Magdolna Bondor. He fought WW II in the South Pacific as an Army Field Artillery officer and was part of the force that liberated the Philippines. After the war he settled in Dayton, Ohio where he and his new wife raised four boys. He worked for the Government at Wright-Patterson AFB as a professional licensed mechanical engineer. He enjoyed family activities and these included extended family camping trips through the Canadian Rockies as well as trips to and hikes down into the Grand Canyon. He loved organizing these expeditions. He was very active in his church both in Dayton and in Bellevue at St Margaret's Episcopal Church. George is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Lydia Francis Gagyi Bondor. He is survived by his 4 sons, George (Carol) Bondor, Jr., David (Mary) Bondor, Kenneth (Sally) Bondor and Michael (Maureen) Bondor as well as 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. George will be dearly missed by his family. A memorial service will be held November 24 at 3:00 pm at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Bellevue. For further information and to share remembrances, please visit George’s website at


  • Memorial Service with Military Honors Saturday, November 24, 2012

George Stephen Bondor Sr.

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November 24, 2012

Dear Michael, Kenneth, David, George, family and friends,

I will miss "Grandpa George" so very much. I loved him like a father. He was all about family and being together. We shared many memorable dinners, card games, and stories together. He was a wonderful dad, grandfather, husband, and true church member.

I loved his mustache, the fact that his hair didn't turned gray, his chuckle and smile, his Eggnog on New Year's Eve, his sense of duty, his advice, his travels around the world; both for his career and for pleasure, his big red truck and fifth wheel trailer, and mostly, his devotion to Margaret.

I'll never forget the day that he and Margaret were babysitting the boys when they were 3 and 5 years old. George taught them how to play poker. Too bad he didn't teach them how to bet.


Rebecca Byron, Stephen, and Andrew Bondor

Joy Abercrombie

November 21, 2012

George, David, Kenneth, Michael and family, we were so saddened by DEAR Uncle George's passing. Oh my, the memories I have of our families together when we were kids are so precious, and my twins were so lucky to have met and spent time with your folks. Uncle George was truly a WONDERFUL man whom I loved so dearly! And keeping in touch by email was so fun. May wonderful memories of a super special man give you peace and comfort at this sad time. Love Joy, Bob, Bobby,and Barbara.

earl allen

November 20, 2012

I was saddened to hear of George's passsing and will miss his frequent e mails and Christmas cards. I had the honor of knowing George and working with him for years in Ohio. We will miss this true gentleman. Earl Allen, Colonel, USAF, Retired.

November 20, 2012

To ALL the Bondors-Though I'm not a blood relative I feel as if I were part of the CLAN! I've known all six brothers from Youngstown, Ohio in the l930s and 40s where we all attended the
same Hungarian {Magyar} church. We shared so many happy occasions withing the church--carolling on Xmas nite-singing in the choir-members of the Boy Scouts-weddings, births, and, yes, deaths. Each brother special in their own way. I share your grief and can only send on my sincerest love to one and all. Charles {Karoly} John Esterhay

November 19, 2012

Dear George, Kenneth, David and Michael,
I was very sad to hear that Uncle George passed away. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known, and it seemed like he would be around forever! I will truly miss him. We are lucky to have had such great fathers as Uncle George, and my father, Steve. My sympathies go out to you and your families.
Your cousin, Sue Bondor

November 17, 2012

Dear George, Kenneth, David and Michael. I was truly so sad to hear of the death of your father. He was such a kind and gentle man and I thought the world of him. I will always remember the first time I met him in 1975 and I felt I have known him all my life. I will always miss him. My love, prayers and sympathy goes to all of you and your families. Love, Aunt Faye Bondor and family.

Mark Bondor

November 16, 2012

George, David, Kenneth, and Michael, we are lucky to have had such wonderful fathers as George and his five brothers. They are all great men and are American heroes. I will always remember the laughter they had when they told stories about their youth on Tindale Avenue.

Patricia Bondor

November 16, 2012

Dear Ones - I was so saddened by the news of Uncle George's death. He was truly one of the finest gentlemen I have ever had the pleasure of knowing,

Your dad was my emotional support though some tough times, I could always turn to him for advice...or a laugh. He so did love forwarding jokes through email!

I loved his sense of humor; and loved hearing him speak Hungarian.

His knowledge of the world and people was staggering.

Through the years of being a part of the Bondors I have realized that if your last name (by birth) is Bondor -then you have a lot of which to be proud... will most likely become an Engineer, Accountant, or Lawyer! You Bondors are a very intelligent group indeed, and well loved by this North Carolinian Bondor.

RIP Uncle George, I shall always miss you.

Larry Bondor

November 12, 2012

George, David, Kenneth, Michael,
I was so saddened by the news of your father's passing. He has been a fixture in my life as well as yours, and always seemed as if he would go on forever! He was a man and a gentleman in the finest sense of the words, and am forever grateful that I have had him in my live as an uncle and friend. Our condolences on your loss from our whole extended family - Larry, Linda, Karen, Paul, Tom, and their families.

Patricia and Jon Klingler

November 12, 2012


As I expressed to you on the phone, what a blessing it was for your father to live a long, fruitful life, and to pass in such a peaceful fashion. Though I never met him, I suspect you are the essence of him in many ways. He has left an inspiring and delightful legacy through you.

All our best to you and Maureen.