Elmer Bondy, whose 39 years of service to the Pasadena ISD ran the gamut from football coach to district administrator, died on Saturday at the age of 90.
Bondy joined the faculty and coaching staff at Pasadena High in the late 1940s. He went on to serve as assistant principal at Pasadena High and in 1963 was named the third principal in the history of South Houston High.
After four years at South Houston, he moved to the Administration Building as the district's Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools.
A highly regarded member of the Pasadena community, Bondy was honored in 1993 with the naming and dedication of Bondy Intermediate.
Elmer Glenn Bondy was born in Monroe, La., and raised in San Antonio, where he graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1940. He attended Southwest Texas State on a football scholarship, but his pursuit of a degree was interrupted by World War II.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, at age 19, Bondy enlisted in the Army Air Corps. A combat pilot and second lieutenant, he served in the Philippines and Australia under the command of Gen. Douglas McArthur.
After the war, he re-enrolled at Southwest Texas State and earned a bachelor's degree in education. He married Isla Stockwell of Raymondville in 1947. The couple moved to Pasadena where Bondy began his career in education. He later earned a master's degree in school administration from the University of Houston.
Bondy was a past president and lifetime member of the Pasadena Noon Optimist Club, a Texas Life Member of PTA, a member of Pasadena Rotary Club and First United Methodist Church in Pasadena.
Survivors include his son Robert Glenn Bondy and wife, Brenda; and son Charles Stockwell Bondy and wife, Robbie.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont, Pasadena, TX, 77504.