Twenty-nine is far too early for your life to end. I will not dwell on how your life did end. I will dwell on the life you led. We are forced to go ahead. We go on with you close to our hearts. A very sad ending, but a chance for new starts. Your kind nature we shall miss. Losing you has sent us into an abyss. Your girl has lost her man to kiss. Your great qualities makes for a very long list. Scott, this I swear to you. We will make sure you get your due. One great guy. One great friend. One great Jew. We should all be as sweet as you were. Your face and loving nature are not a blur. You did not die in vain. But gives us focus to what is important, like family and friends and the bird on the window pane. The summers we spent gives us memories for a lifetime. The love for you inspires this rhyme. Honored forever to call you a friend of mine. A man so loving, so nice, so kind. Go on. Be Free. Your love and loss has changed me.In order to make sense of this all, know that Scott would want us to stand tall. Though our paths won't cross till my bitter end, I just could not go on till I made a tribute to a friend.
Joshua Goldstein, friend
I went to Penn State with Scott and lived in the same apartment complex. We used to hang out everyday. What a great guy. He will be greatly missed. Peace be with his family.
Martha Wells, college friend
Known to all at Lehman Brothers who dealt with him, "Scotty Bonds" was a source of humor, friendship and happiness rarely found on Wall Street. He was a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald. He did it with precision and with pride. Often sighted on the Jersey Shore, he was always excited to see you. His generosity was exceeded by only his bright smile. I think of him often, as I know of many others who do the same. Scotty Bonds, you'll be missed more than you could ever know.
Joe Dargan, friend and business associate