Frank Bond1910 ~ 2011"The Pinochle King"Frank Bond passed away Monday, November 21, 2011 in Provo, Utah after a short illness, and only a few weeks before his 102nd birthday.He was the fourth of five brothers born to Anthony Bond Sr. and Giovini Marsola, immigrants from Palermo, Sicily. After the death of his mother, Frank's father returned to Sicily to find a new wife and mother for his five sons. Frank's father married Francisca Griasaffi in Sicily and returned with her to Salt Lake City. Anthony and Francisca added a daughter and a son to the family. Frank enjoyed playing baseball with the Catholic League. He was the pitcher for the St. Patrick Team, winning the state championship. He remembered striking out Herman Franks, who later played for the New York Giants and managed the San Francisco Giants. Frank graduated from West High School where he was in the ROTC. While attending West High, he took machine shop classes and later completed his training as a machinist. Frank met the love of his life, Helen Matern, at the Bluebird Dance Hall and they were married in 1935. Frank and Helen had two sons, Frank Dennie Bond and Kent F Bond.Frank worked as a machinist for the Rio Grande and later for Eimco where he remained until his retirement in 1976. Upon retirement, Frank and Helen toured throughout Utah performing dance routines for schools and church groups with the Sunday Anderson Senior Citizen Dancers. Frank and Helen were happily married for 68 years! Frank was also an avid pinochle player, usually playing 3 times a week at various senior centers.Frank is survived by his two sons, Frank Dennie Bond (Gayle Ferguson) of Provo and Kent Bond of Bountiful. Frank was well loved by his 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Armand Matern (Dorothy), nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, brothers Anthony, Samuel, Joseph, James, Jack and by his sister Teresa Bond Rogers.Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 1 p.m.at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the services.