Robert A. Bondar, 80, of the Hudson Valley, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home.
Born in New York, he was a son of the late William & Anna Bondar. Robert was a teacher at the Robert R. Graves Elementary School in Port Ewen, New York. In addition, he worked as a Recreation Director for the towns of Kingston and Esopus, as well as the IBM Recreation Center. He also served in the National Guard.
He was a member of the Kingston High baseball team, and was inducted into the Kingston City Baseball Hall of Fame. He attended SUNY Oneonta, where he was captain of the basketball team. Throughout his life, he was an avid skier, tennis player and all-around sports fan. He was a devoted father and grandfather.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Lynn Bondar and her partner, Annia Reyes, his son, Brett Bondar, his brother, Donald Bondar, his granddaughter, Graciela Reyes-Bondar, his niece Stacey Bondar, his nephew Darren Bondar, his niece Danielle Conway-Mason, his nephew Christopher Conway and many friends.
Funeral Service and interment for Robert will be held privately.
Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Avenue is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to a charity of one's choice.