Cover photo for Dora Bondar's Obituary
1939 Dora Bondar 2024

Dora Bondar

December 15, 1939 — May 13, 2024


Dora’s   Smile

Though her smile is gone forever

And her hand I will never touch again

I still have so many memories of my Mom, I loved so much

Her memory is now in my heart

For keepsake, which I’ll never part

Dora is sadly missed, but never forgotten

The Life of Dora Bondar

 Dora Bondar was born to the late Isaak Khoruts and Raisa Medvetskaya on December 15th, 1939 in Misk, BELARUS and pasted away on May 13th, 2024 in her home in Wheeling, IL.

She was graduated from Belarusian Polytechnical Institute, as Heat & Air-conditioner Engineer. She worked for Minks’ firm “ Belpromnaladka” for 27 years and was responsible for design of Heating & Air-Conditioning systems of many important buildings in Belarus capital, among them, perhaps most famous and biggest cinema in Minsk -  “October” for 1,500 seats . 

When she was immigrated to Chicago, she continue to  “work with numbers,”  as an accounting. Her first company was the health food store “ Blue Sky.” When it was forced out of business by near Whole Food store addition, Dora started her journey with  “Heritage Wine  Cellars,” the Chicagoland Wine distributer, for another 27 years(!!) , until the Covid-19 lockdown hit the town on March 15th , 2020. 

 Dora was survived by her son Serge, brother Sam Khoruts, first husband Leonid Bondar, and grand daughter Ella Bondar.

Please join us to celebrate the LIFE of this truly unique and remarkable woman: my mom, Dora, who just passed away at age 84.

Mausoleum memorial service will be held at   Memory Gardens (far East side), 2501 E Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004    on Thursday May 23rd  2024 at 2:00 p.m.  Following that we will go to the restaurant (exact location TBA) to celebrate her life

Psalms Chapter 23 תְּהִלִּים

א  מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד:    יְהוָה רֹעִי, לֹא אֶחְסָר.

1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

ב  בִּנְאוֹת דֶּשֶׁא, יַרְבִּיצֵנִי;    עַל-מֵי מְנֻחוֹת יְנַהֲלֵנִי.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.

ג  נַפְשִׁי יְשׁוֹבֵב;    יַנְחֵנִי בְמַעְגְּלֵי-צֶדֶק, לְמַעַן שְׁמוֹ.

3 He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in straight paths for His name's sake.

ד  גַּם כִּי-אֵלֵךְ בְּגֵיא צַלְמָוֶת, לֹא-אִירָא רָע--    כִּי-אַתָּה עִמָּדִי;
שִׁבְטְךָ וּמִשְׁעַנְתֶּךָ,    הֵמָּה יְנַחֲמֻנִי.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me;  
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.

ה  תַּעֲרֹךְ לְפָנַי, שֻׁלְחָן--    נֶגֶד צֹרְרָי;
דִּשַּׁנְתָּ בַשֶּׁמֶן רֹאשִׁי,    כּוֹסִי רְוָיָה.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;  
Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

ו  אַךְ, טוֹב וָחֶסֶד יִרְדְּפוּנִי--    כָּל-יְמֵי חַיָּי;
וְשַׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית-יְהוָה,    לְאֹרֶךְ יָמִים.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;  
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. 

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