Montgomery Village President Matt Brolley ordered village flags lowered to half staff and bunting installed in the village, following the death of a Montgomery Trustee, early Wednesday.
Stan Bond passed away following a short battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements have also now been announced. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Dieterle Memorial Home on S. Broadway in Montgomery with the funeral following at 1 p.m.
Bond spent seven years on the Montgomery Village Board. Over his years as a resident and trustee, he served on several committees in village government as well as with area groups and initiatives.
Bond had a large hand in the village's holiday decorations contest, was chairman of the village's beautification committee and was the organizer of the Fairfield Way & Foxmoor Annual ChiliFest Community Event, among several other accolades.
Village President Matt Brolley released a statement on Bond's passing which you can view in it's entirety, below.
Brolley says Bond,"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."
Montgomery Trustee Doug Marecek, who sat next to Bond at the village board for six years, remembers his work.
Trustee Steve Jungermann told WSPY that Bond, "made the village board a better village board" and he, "was the definition of being involved."
Bond also was a pillar in the community around other parts of Kane County, serving as the Kane County Chief Deputy Clerk for several years and working in the information technology sector of the Kane County Circuit Clerk's office. He was on the Batavia Library Board and was an elected precinct committeeman.
Bond additionally spent a long portion of his career in advertising.
Montgomery village staff and trustees all sported sweater vests at Monday's meeting in honor of Bond who had recently missed several meetings due to the illness.
Bond had filed for re-election this spring for one of three seats. Only trustee Doug Marecek and candidate Dan Gier were the other two people on the ballot, when the filing deadline passed.
Statement from Montgomery Village President Matt Brolley on the passing of Trustee Stan Bond
I am deeply saddened today by the passing of our friend, Stan Bond. As anyone who knew Stan can attest, he fully embodied the qualities of a public servant. His deliberate, thoughtful and responsible leadership was matched only by his joyful sense of humor.
Stan served two terms on the village board since first being elected in 2011, and particularly focused his energy on civic and neighborhood projects. 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.
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.
In honor of Stan’s service to our community, the village flags will be lowered to half staff and bunting installed on village buildings until noon on the day of his funeral.
Funeral arrangements will be provided as soon as they become available.