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Alva "Ted" Bonda
Birth: Jun. 1, 1917
Death: Oct. 22, 2005
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Former owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. A native of Cleveland, when the Indians franchise was floundering in the early 1970s, he led a group of 50 business owners in buying the team. The group lost money each year, but he used his own money to keep the team in town. In 1974, he hired Frank Robinson as the first African American manager in the major leagues. Robinson, managed the Indians until June 1977. He sold the Indians in 1979, but remained a minority holder and was instrumental in having Jacobs Field built as the new Indians ball park. He also is credited with helping bring the NBA's Cavaliers and minor league franchises in soccer, hockey and tennis to northeast Ohio. He is enshrined in the Cleveland Sports and Cleveland Business halls of fame, has The American Cancer Society Award of Merit and the Cleveland State University's College of Urban Affairs awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1995. Cause of death, Alzheimer's disease at age 88. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob N. Bonda (1868 - 1941)
  Nettie Wasserman Bonda (1871 - 1948)
 
 Spouse:
  Marie C. Ermisch Bonda (1917 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Reuben Bonda (1899 - 1965)*
  Ida Bonda Greenfield (1908 - 2002)*
  Alva Bonda (1917 - 2005)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mayfield Cemetery
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Mausoleum
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12170668
Alva Ted Bonda
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Alva Ted Bonda
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- ted callas
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015
Thanks Ted from us in Indian fandom.You did good.
- mike easterwood
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Jun. 1, 2015
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