The village of Montgomery flag outside Village Hall on South River Street has been lowered to half staff and memorial bunting placed on the building’s exterior in honor of Stan Bond, a village board member who died Tuesday, Feb. 12.
In a statement, Village President Matt Brolley said he was deeply saddened to learn of Bond’s death.
“On behalf of the village board and staff, my wife Rosa and I send our deepest condolences to Stan’s wife, Marion, and their family. We are indebted to you for his service and will forever stand beside you,” Brolley said. Bond had served on the board since 2011.
Brolley said Bond “fully embodied the qualities of a public servant.”
He added, “His deliberate, thoughtful and responsible leadership was matched only by his joyful sense of humor.”
Brolley noted that as a board member, Bond focused his energy on civic and neighborhood projects.
Referring to Bond, Brolley said, “During his tenure, he served as chair of the village’s beautification committee, where he championed the holiday, Halloween and floral decoration recognition programs and the bridge planter program. He organized the repair and painting of village entry signs, and was particularly proud of the bluebird attraction program that placed more than 50 bluebird houses in natural areas in Montgomery.
“Stan started the annual talent show at our Montgomery Fest and loved to promote the talents and achievements of our residents. He served as a Neighborhood Watch leader and dedicated a great deal of effort to making our community a better place to live. More recently, he was the driving force behind the creation of the Montgomery Foundation, which has helped place little free libraries throughout town, fund college scholarships and provide grants to our elementary schools.
“He truly made our community a better place and all of us are better leaders because of him. His spirit and legacy will live on in this community that he loved,” Brolley said.
A visitation for Bond will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway in Montgomery, with the funeral following at 1 p.m.