John Allan Pond ’52 died on February 13, 2004, in Waynesboro, GA.
John Allan Pond ’52 died on February 13, 2004, in Waynesboro, GA. Born on December 29, 1929 in White Plains, NY, he prepared for college at Scarsdale (NY) High School and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1952, he served in the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Service during the Korean conflict. In 1956, he received an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He joined Kidder, Peabody & Company in New York City, where he was employed until 1968, becoming a vice president in 1965. After serving as president of the Castine Capital Company in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from 1970 to 1972, he returned briefly to Kidder, Peabody in Ft. Lauderdale before becoming vice president of Landmark Investment Counsel in 1973. In 1979, he joined Willoughby Holin Pond, Inc. in Plantation, FL, which in 1983 became Willoughby Holin Pond & Davidson, Inc. In 1989, he sold his partnership interest in that firm and with his wife opened the Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Okeechobee, FL. In Bowdoin affairs, he was a volunteer in a capital campaign in the early 1970s and served as 1952’s Class Agent in the Alumni Fund from 1968 to 1974. Surviving are his wife, Janis P. Pond; two sons, Dwight A. Pond of Boise, ID, and Andrew C. Pond of Ft. Lauderdale; a daughter, Nancy P. Halula of Miami; a brother, Jim Pond of Bellevue, WA; a sister, Ann Stowers of Knoxville, TN; nine stepchildren, Scott Parker and Shannon Drew Parker of Burlington, IA, Kelly Sellers of Tallahassee, FL, Kimbal Bird of Mapleton, UT, Robin Phillips and Holly Faller of Marysville, WA, Laurie Williams of Miami, FL, Doni Barnhill of Okeechobee, FL, and Diana DuBois of Elko, NV; and 31 grandchildren.