OBITUARY

Edward M. Bond

June 13, 1969October 4, 2018

Edward M. Bond Age 49

Edward passed away suddenly on October 4, 2018 in Shanxi Province, China. Edward was born June 13,1969 in New York City. He was a graduate of Clarkstown High School North, class of '87, Dominican College class of '91, and received his master’s degree from Western Connecticut University. Ed was a 5th grade teacher at Newfield Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut for several years. He went on to become a counselor at several facilities in the metropolitan area. He took his passion for teaching to Shanxi Province, China where he taught English to children and adults. Ed was a self-professed movie buff and critic. He enjoyed listening to Billy Joel and was a dedicated and loyal New York Mets fan. He amazed family and friends with his ability to recall dates, times, and places of even the most trivial events.

Ed was introduced to the stage by his 12th grade English teacher. He enjoyed live theatre and performed in several plays – Grease, Peter Pan, Annie, Barnum, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Few Good Men and Barefoot in the Park - just to name a few. Sadly, Ed has heard his last "curtain call" and taken his final bow.

In addition to his son's Kevin and Liam, Ed is survived by his parents Edward and Roseann Bond of Congers, NY and siblings Jennifer Barucco (Gerard) of New City, NY, Veronica Coloma (Ralph) of Monroe, NY, Matthew Bond (Michelle) of Highland Mills, NY, Daniel Bond (Elizabeth) of Charleston, SC, as well as his nephews Cameron, Ryan, Matthew, Timothy, Jake, and Dylan. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home, 113 Lake Road East, Congers, NY, between 4 - 8 pm. A memorial mass will be held on October 19, 2018 at 11am at St. Paul's Church, 82 Lake Road West, Congers, NY.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

Edward M. Bond

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Amy Ruggirello

October 15, 2018

I had the distinct pleasure of co-starting with Ed in the play “Grease.” Ed had a “larger than life” personality. He was a natural born actor and it was no wonder why he was always the lead in the Aquin Players’ productions! He made every rehearsal (and every cast party) fun and exciting, and he encouraged everyone to do their best. When we came back as “Sandy and Danny” in “Musical Memories” it was like no time at all had passed. My husband, Eddie came to all of the rehearsals, and Ed referred to him as “Big Ed.” He made him feel like a part of the cast. He made everyone around him feel special.

I loved seeing Ed’s pictures of his journey to China, and most of all, of his family and the extreme love he had for his boys.

I’ll miss you, Danny Zuko.

DOREEN AIELLO

October 15, 2018

WORKED WITH EDDIE AT ELLNER AND ELLNERAND HAVE SUCH FOND MEMORIES OF HIM. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP AND NEVER COMPLAINED AND WAS SO AIMIABLE. ONCE HE EVEN CAME TO MY HOUSE AND REMOVED POISIN IVY FROM MY YARD WITH HIS BAR HANDS. I AM SO SORRY FOR HIS PASSING HE WAS SO YOUNG I WILL PRAY FOR HIM AND THE FAMILY. I AM LIVING IN ALABAMA NOW OR I WOULD COME TO THE SERVICE.

Amy Ruggirello

October 15, 2018

I had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Ed when we co-starred together in “Grease.” Ed made every rehearsal a blast and always encouraged me during practice scenes. He had a “larger than life” personality, and it was no question why he started in the Aquin Players’ productions every year. When we came back as Sandy and Danny for “Musical Memories” 20 years later, it was like nothing had changed. It was back to smiles and good times! My husband, Eddie came to all of the rehearsals, and Ed referred to him as “Big Ed.” Ed kept us laughing at the cast parties (which we all know he loved!) It was amazing to see all the posts from China, and especially the family photos, which showed the incredible love that Ed had for his boys. I’ll miss you, Danny Zuko!!

Scott Levinson

October 14, 2018

I met Ed sometime in the mid 2000’s in a small upstate NY hamlet called Parksville. The circumstances of our meeting is unimportant. What is important is that for about a year I had the pleasure of being in Ed’s company almost every day. He was the most thoughtful, caring, interesting and intelligent person I have ever met. I looked forward to seeing him and sharing our thoughts and dreams. After we said goodbye to Parksville we kept in touch through social media. Fortunately Ed appeared to have lived some of his dreams. He was able to spend towith his children and always spoke of them with love and pride. He went traveling and did what he did best, which was share his talent and ability to connect and teach. He was a gift to everyone he met. I looked forward to his posts from China and he will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to all that knew him. Especially his family that he always made clear that he was truly blessed with.

FROM THE FAMILY