Bond died Sept. 24 in Oklahoma City at age 73.
*Thomas Whitaker worked for Oklahoma City Public Schools. As a young man, he played minor league baseball in the New York Giants organization. Whitaker and son Larry made a formidable duo in bowling. Thomas Whitaker was an Oklahoma City resident at time of death at age 85.
*Jack Welsh of Oklahoma City was a gastroenterologist by trade. He also authored books on medical practices during the Civil War. Sandwiched between research, he raced Hobie Cat catamarans throughout the U.S. Welsh died of cancer at age 83.
*Austin Hunter was an award-winning Little League Baseball player in Midwest City. He had a brief stay in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he won two medals as a wrestler. Hunter, who planned to join the Marine Corps after graduation, was a Carl Albert High School student at the time of death at age 15.
*Viola McDougal was an accomplished bowler who participated in local and traveling leagues. She was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress. McDougal also played softball and tennis — she met her husband, Richard, on the tennis court at Huron College in South Dakota. Viola was a registered nurse by trade at St. Anthony and South Community hospitals. The Oklahoma City resident and mother of six died at age 87.
*Adam Steele was a land surveyor who recently married Jennifer, an Oklahoma City police officer. Adam excelled in academics and athletics at Antlers High School, where he was an honorable mention All-State defensive lineman. Adam stayed in shape through running, which included a love for marathons. He died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Adam, 34, was an organ donor.