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Ann BondPre-school founderAnn Bond, founder and director...


Ann Bond

Pre-school founder

Ann Bond, founder and director for more than 30 years of Hunt's School for pre-schoolers, died Tuesday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Ruxton resident was 60.

The school, housed at Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church for many years, grew from a group of pre-schoolers at her home to its present enrollment of 140, with 15 teachers.

In the 1960s and 1970s, she also taught two dance classes, the Friday Assembly and the Greenspring Valley Dancing Class.

Mrs. Bond was a founding trustee of the Jemicy School in Baltimore County and a trustee of St. James Episcopal School in Hagerstown. She was on the board of the Pumpkin Theatre and on the advisory council of the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Library and the Mount Vernon Club.

She had played tennis at the Homeland Racquet Club and more recently at the Elkridge Club.

She was born Ann Rice in Baltimore and graduated from Bryn Mawr School. She majored in physics at Trinity College and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in early childhood education at Towson State University.

She taught in the Baltimore County school system and at St. Francis School for Special Education in Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, T. Talbott Bond; a son, Harry M. Bond of Ruxton; a daughter, Evelyn C. Bond of Lutherville; three brothers, John H. Rice of Monkton, Richard C. Rice of Laurel and William J. Rice of Cockeysville; two sisters, Mary Kennedy Rice Rasin of Brooklandville and Evelyn Cromwell Rice Karwoski of Arlington, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Mitchell Stevan, a lawyer who specialized in commercial law and bankruptcy, died Monday at his home in Pikesville after a blood vessel burst. He was 73.

He was a partner in Weinstock, Stevan, Harris and Friedman and had been a partner in a predecessor firm. In the late 1980s, he was a founding partner of S & R Investment Advisers.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1938 graduate of City College and a 1944 graduate of the University of Maryland. During World War II, he was a cryptographer in the Army Signal Corps in the Pacific.

After the war, he graduated from the Georgetown University law school and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1948.

Graveside services were planned for 1 p.m. today at the Hebrew Young Men's Cemetery, 5800 Windsor Mill Road, Woodlawn.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Hilda Lewis; two daughters, Joan Montandon of Washington and Jamy Stevan of Baltimore; a sister, Naomi Cavalier of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

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