I am so very sorry to have to inform you all that Terry Bonds, our 30-year newly retired (January 2021) maintenance staff member, passed away last night. Terry was surrounded by his family at Northwestern Memorial, and we are happy he was not alone.
Terry was as kind as he was gentle, and served the Association with his personal touch each and every day. I only met Terry a year ago, but in that short time, I got to know him well and he will certainly be missed – I will, no doubt, miss the conversations about jazz music and his experience during that golden age in Chicago.
Terry leaves behind 5 children, many grandchildren, a great grandchild on the way, and countless friends. Please keep Terry and his family in your thoughts and prayers. We will keep everyone apprised of any further information and arrangements.
Please convey our sorrow to Terry’s family for us. Over all the years I’ve lived here, I got used to seeing Terry’s friendly smile and saying hello. So sorry to learn of his passing. What a good guy! There so many good folks who work here, With deep sorrow, Ken and Sharon Egan
Terry was a kind, gentle and caring employee. He worked hard and never was lax on his time at work. I enjoyed our conversations and I appreciated his loyalty and dedication to James Kilmer. Employees like Terry are rare and are hard to keep because of their popularity that other buildings want Terry like employees! He will be missed.
Genuinely so sorry!
Terry was a person who took the time to know my name and always had a kind word and conversation💜He will be missed by his smile and may the angels welcome him in Heaven for he is truly one of them😇
So sorry to hear about Terry. I often spoke to him when I came in from my dog walks. He was a great guy and dedicated worker. He will missed greatly. R I P
Terry was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He will be missed.
My deepest sympathies to his work and home families.
Terry was always so nice, friendly and caring. Always cheerful, smiling and caring about others. We will so miss him.
Our condones to his family for their loss.
Penny and Jay
Very sorry to hear about Terry. Would see him and had many conversations with him after my walk with my dog.
He was always a gentleman and was professional about performing his duties here. Many people did not know he was an artist as well.
We shared our drawings and I tried to get him to show his work. He, however was comfortable in the fact that his kids and grandkids liked his drawings.
We were lucky to have him here for so many years. He was a great part of fine group of employees we have had here over the years.
He will be missed
Very sorry to hear this news, our deepest sympathies to his family. Terry was always a friendly, calming presence at the building and never hesitated to hello.
He and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Terry will always be within our hearts and the many others that knew him and as close as a beautiful memory.