Jeffery 'Jay' Bond

1959-12-11 - 2022-05-18

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial Sunday July 10th from 11AM until service at 1:30PM

Service Date: 2022-07-10

Service Time: 1:30PM

Info: 708-672-7600

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Jeffery (Jay) Malcom Bond passed away peacefully at his Cedar Lake, IN home on May 18, 2022. 

Jay was born on December 11, 1959 in Evergreen Park, IL to Frederick and Carole Bond. 

He is survived by his caring wife of 30 years, Kimberly Bond. Loving daughters Sarah Bond (Cody), Hannah Bond (Jaren), and sweet granddaughter Sylvia Goodman. Devoted mother Carole Bond, and big brother Michael (Sue) Bond. Adoring mother and father-in-law Bob and Linda Burns, sister-in-law Mandie (Michael) Wojciechowski, brothers-in-law Tommy Burns (Val) and John Edwards. Nieces Julie Sim (Matt), Amy Bennett, and Megan (Chris) Hicks. Nephews Matthew Edwards, Ian Bond, Aiden Burns, Mikey Wojciechowski, and Dylan Burns. Great-nephew Ethan Wolf, and great-nieces Alannah Wolf and Gentry Hicks, as well as many other loving family members, countless friends, and his best buddy, his dog, Autumn. 

Jay is preceded in death by his father, Frederick Bond, grandparents Malcom and Angeline Morrison, sister Marianne Kirchner, sister-in-law Kellie Edwards, and brother-in-law Kenneth Sim.

Jay worked as an elevator mechanic and inspector for many years. He was part of International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 2 out of Chicago Ridge, IL.

Jay was a hardworking husband, loving dad, and wonderful papa. He was a devoted son, grandson, and son-in-law. Wherever Jay went, he ran into someone that knew him and he was a friend to everyone he met. When he was diagnosed with cancer in March of 2021, he fought bravely and kept his sense of humor until the very end. 

Jay will always be missed and remembered by all that knew and loved him. Eternal peace, our Dear Jay.

Memorial on July 10th  friends and family may visit starting at 11:00AM with a service to follow at 1:30PM. Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main St., Crete, IL 60417  Info 708-672-7600.






  1. Robert McCutchan on June 26, 2022 at 3:55 pm
    I worked with Jay while he was an inspector. I enjoyed the time I spent with him when we worked together. We didn’t keep in close contact when he went back to the trade, but I really enjoyed seeing the things he posted about his family on Facebook. I could see how much he cared for his family and how blessed they were to have him. When we would work together, he talked a lot about his family and all the things his girls were doing. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to know him.

  2. Patty Young on July 7, 2022 at 4:39 pm
    Jay was a great guy to work with and enjoyed his time working for our company as an inspector. Always a bright smile and shining star to all who encountered him. Appreciate the time getting to know him and his family!

  3. Amy Tragnitz on July 9, 2022 at 9:35 am
    Sending you thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

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