January 01, 1970
Mary Jane “Jae” Bond
On the morning of January 30, 2022 Jae passed away after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). At age 76, Jae passed with peace and dignity with her husband (Marshall) of 52 years at her side in their New Sewickley residence in Liberty Hills.
Beloved wife of Marshall W. Bond, daughter of the late Thomas and Hannah Whitten of New Castle, PA, sister of Sara Stouss, brother of Thomas C. Whitten, loving mother of Matthew C. Bond (Elena) of Sewickley and the late Heather R. Kenison(Damon) of Salem, NH, and proud grandmother of Jackson and Nina Bond.
Jae was a graduate of the Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing, the University of Pittsburgh (BSN), and Carnegie Mellon University (MPM). She was a registered nurse and NHA. She began her career as an Army nurse at the Field Hospital in Augsburg, Germany. She was subsequently employed by Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, PA for 22 years in various positions concluding as Vice President of Operations. She was a nursing home inspector for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and then became the Nursing Home Administrator for the Heritage Shadyside Nursing Home in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh owned by UPMC.
She loved gardening, cooking, skiing, and running. She completed three Pittsburgh Marathons in the mid ‘90s and was a consistent medal winner in her age group in several local 5K and 10K races in the ‘90s and ‘00s. She cooked with famed Chef Thomas Keller in his Yountville, CA restaurant, The French Laundry, to improve her culinary skills and remind the Master Chef of his Pittsburgh roots.
She was a positive person whose outlook on life was not deterred by the onset of progressive MS in 2006. She was a longtime member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Monroeville, PA and current member of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Wexford, PA. She enjoyed the Liberty Hills Evening Book Club, the Bon Appetit Cooking Club, and winter trips to Fort Myers, Florida. She was ever present at her grandkids soccer games and loved cheering them on from the sidelines. Finally she also loved being with her constant companion, Bailey, the family’s standard poodle.
In lieu of flowers friends are asked to make contributions to the MS Society Keystone Chapter (https://mssociety.donordrive.com/campaign/Mary_Jane_Jae_Bond)
Family and friends are welcome on Monday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday at 11 am at the funeral home, with Pastor Steve Hodges officiating.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary