The elder Mr. Bond served as the organization's president for several terms.

Mr. Bond became a highly recognizable figure during his daily walks or jogs around the reservoir in Hanlon Park.

In addition to his neighborhood advocacy, Mr. Bond became active at Grace and St. Peter's School and Friends School during the time his three children were students.

Mr. Bond returned to school and earned his General Education Development certificate in 1972.

"He said he wanted to get his high school diploma before his first child graduated from Hopkins," said his son with a laugh. "He always believed that education was the open door to opportunity."

In 2008, Mr. Bond and Sydney King mounted an effort to preserve a televised interview that Mr. Bond's father — James Emory Bond — had made in the WBAL-TV studios on TV Hill in 1964.

James Emery Bond had responded to a previously aired 90-minute WBAL-TV special that discussed the rising crime rate in Baltimore. When the show concluded, viewers were asked if they had any suggestions.

What followed made broadcasting history. Brent Gunts, the station's general manager, sat Mr. Bond in front of a camera where he gave his thoughts on racial discrimination, poverty and the joy of hard work. It was the first time an African-American had discussed those topics on unscripted TV.

The interview, "Conversation with James Emory Bond," was aired without commercials in prime time and brought hundreds of responses from viewers. The show earned an Emmy.

In 2008, Mr. King and Frank Bond were successful in getting a copy to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, where it became the center point of an exhibition, "One Night in '64. African American Voices and Television in the Civil Rights Era."

Mr. King said he will continue efforts to get another copy placed in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Mr. Bond's wife died in 2000.

He was a communicant of Grace & St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 707 Park Ave., where a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to his son, Mr. Bond is survived by another son, Jay Bond of Ten Hills; a daughter, Saundra Joanne Bond of Ashburton; and four grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com