DELHI — Robert “Uncle Bob” Bondurant died quietly at his home on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, attended by his friends and brother.
Robert enjoyed living in Delhi on Scotch Mountain Road. His parents built a house and retired here in 1968. He moved to Delhi in 1992 to assist his ailing father and made his home here ever since.
Robert had a career first as aircraft mechanic in New York, then as an engineer, working in Alaska on the DEW Line radar installations, and then as a heavy equipment maintenance foreman on several large construction projects, first in Alaska on the Alyeska pipeline, then in Saudi Arabia and Turkey on various road and airport projects.
He supervised and worked alongside workers from all over the world. He was well known in the large company construction camps as a friend and supporter of the laborers there. Robert kept in contact with a number of former employees and traveled often to Europe and to remote parts of Asia on some adventurous visits and continued helping families there.
He spent his time in Delhi on many projects at his house and mostly devoted himself to assisting and mentoring many young people in the area.
He is survived by his brother Rod, who resides in California, and cousin, Kenny, of Pennsylvania.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hall and Peet Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Delhi, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at noon with the Rev. Bert More officiating. Burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery in Delhi at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delhi Fire Department or to the Delhi Community Pool Fund.
The family wishes to thank Hospice and all of his caregivers for their support.
Robert will be missed by all those who enjoyed his generosity and friendship.
Please visit www.hallandpeet.com for Robert’s online memorial and guestbook.