Ronald Sebastian Bondi

March 29, 1943October 15, 2013
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Ronald was called home by our Heavenly Father surrounded by his family on the evening of October 15th, after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Josephine Bondi, sister, Virginia Barone, and brother, Dennis Bondi, beloved husband to Suzanne Bondi. Deeply devoted father to Gina Ruiz (Donald), Mia Bondi and Joe Bondi (Shelli). Adored Papa to Ryan, Jacob, Joey, Siena, Brooke and Aiden. Loving brother to Joe Bondi, Nancy Ferreira and Richard Bondi, fun loving, spirited Uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in San Jose, Ron spent much of his youth playing "screen ball" with his buddies at Backesto Park. He attended Grant Elementary, Peter Burnett Junior High and San Jose High School where he excelled as the Bulldog's quarterback and captain of the baseball team. In the Summer of 1965, Ron met Sue and it was "love at first sight". They married in July of 1966 and the love affair continued for 47 years. Ron began his career in law enforcement as a Deputy for the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department. After two years, he accepted a position with the San Jose Police Department protecting and serving the community with respect and integrity. Retiring as a Sergeant in 1997, Ron enjoyed what he loved most, spending time with family, watching his grandchildren grow and rooting for his San Francisco Giants and the 49ers, while talking to his buddy, Moe! We will hold his memory close to our hearts until we meet again. Vigil Service Monday, October 21, at 7pm at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Funeral Service Tuesday, October 22, at 10am at Santa Teresa Catholic Church, 794 Calero Ave., San Jose. Interment Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Reception to follow at Mariani's Restaurant, 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.


  • Vigil Service Monday, October 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Joseph Catania

November 8, 2013

I was not good friends with Bash, but we were classmates, or attended the same school 1st. thru 12th. grade.
San Jose has lost a good one.

Marion Singer

November 3, 2013

Mrs. Bondi, Mia and Family,

I am a friend of Mia's... Over the many years she has spoken fondly of her beloved Father. Recently I was privileged to have met him. He was a kind, caring and fiercely protective father. I felt as though I had known him for long time after all the loving stories Mia shared with me. It is obvious his presence leaves a huge hole. My prayer for all of you is that you are able to fill that hole with loving memories and laughter and that someday you shall feel whole again..

My deepest sympathy to all who shall miss Mr. Bondi...

Mia... My sweet friend... I hope you know I will always be here for you... Much love and continuous prayers... Marion Singer.


November 1, 2013

May you find peace in the Lord
God Bless Ron's Family
Willie & Peggy Scott

October 31, 2013

RIP my friend.
Rich and Donna Arca

Nadine Colopy DaRoza

October 27, 2013

Suzie: So sorry to hear about Ron. My mom and dad also send love and prayers to you and your family. A lot of good memories of my Dad and Ron playing ball..Nadine

Donna Silva Berry

October 22, 2013

Dear Suzi, I am remembering an evening in 1966, when we were Maidens in Love..and you and Jan and I whispered and giggled late into the night..I will cherish forever your radiant smile and infectious were always a delight. I am thinking of you with enduring friendship during this time of pain. May your next life's chapter be as successful and I am praying for your peace.

Bill Nakamura and Family

October 22, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bondi Family on Ron's passing. Although the job took second place to his family, Ron was a great sergeant and a conscientious leader. He epitomized the best in San Jose police supervisors. His conscientious leadership, empathy and humor led the PAL program in its heyday. We will always fondly remember Ron.

Dawn Clarkson

October 22, 2013

I am so sad to hear of your loss Susie and family. I send you heartfelt condolences and love during this difficult time.

George Pappas

October 21, 2013

My sincere condolences. Ron was a good man. May his memory be eternal. My prayers go out to the Bondi Family.

George Pappas and Family

Janis Fontaine-Christie

October 21, 2013

Dear Sue-Words cannot express my heartfelt sadness in learning of Ron's passing. It was an honor to be there with you when you met Ron and fell in love. Then to be in your beautiful wedding, standing beside you as you married the man of your dreams. Then, many years later to have the pleasure of dispatching him on the SJPD radio. (Who would have thought?) I hope and pray your wonderful memories and your beautiful family will bring you comfort. I know Ron is looking over all of you with great love, pride, thankfulness, and of course that great smile of his. My prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. God bless each and every one.