Milton W. Bond, 92, of Stratford, died May 22, 2010, at Bridgeport Hospital.

Born in Bridgeport, son of the late Wallace and Mary Bond, he had been a lifelong area resident.

Bond retired after 30 years of service as a tool maker for Remington Arms in Bridgeport. He was a self-taught artist who did reverse glass painting for more than 40 years. His critically-acclaimed work has been shown worldwide, including at the Palace of Versailles, The American Museum in Bath, England, the Smithsonian Institute, the Fennimore House, Cooperstown, N.Y., and the White House. A true master of his craft, he was considered by some to be one of the most successful reverse glass painters of all time.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Bond of Stratford; a son, James Bond of Omaha, Neb.; and two nieces and two nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Richard Bond; and two sisters, Mildred Foster and Ruth Bond.

Friends may greet the family Wednesday, June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield; a prayer service will conclude the visitation. Interment will be private in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport.

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