Livermore, Calif., farrier Wayne Bonde passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Fallon, Nevada. He was 86.
Wayne grew up in Pleasanton, Calif., and graduated from Amador High School. He studied at University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Davis. He served with the United States Naval Reserves, retired from AT&T after 33 years and retired from his second career at Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory. Bonde was awarded two United States patents for micro channel heat sink assembly and the process for protecting bonded components from plating shorts. Following in his uncle Bob’s footsteps, Bonde learned horseshoeing and became a local farrier throughout the Livermore, Pleasanton Valley.
A memorial tribute will be held in the future at Chincoteague Island, Va.