Former fire board president, wife killed in Del. car accident


In a story in yesterday's Maryland section, James Piper, the grandfather of Jane Bond, who died Monday in a traffic accident, was incorrectly identified.

The Sun regrets the error.

Calhoun Bond, a Baltimore attorney who served two terms as president of the city fire board, and his wife were killed yesterday in a single-car accident on a Delaware road, said state police there.

Bond was driving a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass north in the right-hand lane of Delaware Route 1 about four miles north of Lewes about 10: 15 a.m. when he veered to the right and crashed head-on into a tree, police said.

Bond, 75, and his wife, Jane Bond, 66, were pronounced dead at the scene by Sussex County paramedics, police said.

The Bonds, who lived in Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville, were returning from their vacation home in Cotton Patch Hills on the Delaware coast north of Bethany Beach when the accident occurred, said their son, James Piper Bond.

It is not clear why his father veered off the road, but he had been in poor health lately, he said.

Calhoun Bond was a prominent lawyer in Baltimore for decades. He was the managing partner of the firm of Cable, McDaniel, Bowie & Bond, which merged in 1991 with the Richmond, Va.-based firm of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe.

He still occasionally went into the office, his son said.

Bond was appointed to the Board of Fire Commissioners in 1971. served two four-year terms as the board's president.

The City Charter prohibited him from serving a third term and he left the board in 1980.

During his tenure, Bond spoke out against budget cuts in the late 1970s that threatened to close fire stations and could have led to layoffs of firefighters.

Jane Bond's grandfather, James Bond, was a founding partner of the Baltimore law firm of Piper & Marbury. Her father started Piper & Co., a real estate firm that merged into O'Conor Piper & Flynn Realtors, the Baltimore area's largest realty firm.

Pub Date: 12/03/96

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