A. Dewey Bond, 87, former senior vice president of the American Meat Institute (AMI), passed away on May 25, 2010, in Great Falls, Va., where he had resided for many years.

Bond worked for AMI for more than 30 years and continued his service to the industry as executive secretary for the National Meat Canners Association for almost a decade after his retirement from AMI.

“Dewey was a dedicated individual that always put the association and its members before himself,” said AMI Executive Vice President James H. Hodges. “He leaves a legacy of exemplary service to the industry and will be sorely missed.”

Bond is survived by his wife, Jean Jensen; daughters, Philinda Collins, Laurel Ellzey, Carolyn Bannister and Sylvia Donovan; and 11 grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., at Great Falls Methodist Church, in Virginia, on June 5, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.