John Hiram Bender, D.O., 67, died this summer in New Albany, Indiana. He was born in Lebanon in 1944, and spent most of his life in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Catherine (Vancho) and Richard Herbert Bender of Lebanon. He started his career as a chemist at Armstrong World Industries, after earning a degree at F&M College in Lancaster while working in the chemistry lab. During service in the U.S. Air Force he became a medical technologist, then decided to follow a career path in medicine. First as a P.A. with Dr. Suzanne H. Worrilow as a mentor, and later as a physician, after graduating from PCOM in Philadelphia. He worked at Urgent Care in Reading and the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle. His last workplace was Branchville Correctional Facility in Indiana, where he retired as a medical director in 2010. John was active in sports during most of his life. He loved his family, he loved music, and he had a great sense of humor. John was preceeded in death by his son Eli in 1997; and by sisters, Barbara Myers and Rose Sweitzer. He leaves behind his daughter, Emily Sara Bender N.D. of Seattle WA, and his friend and former wife, Eva Stina Bender, Annville. He is survived by his brother, James Bender of Orwigsburg; sisters, Christine (Bender) Kosh of Lebanon and Carol Work of Elkridge MD. Burial will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetary September16, 2011, at 11 am. Family and friends are welcome to a memorial get-together afterwards at the Heights Community Building in Mt. Gretna. Donations may be given to Save The Children, The American Red Cross or The Salvation Army. Published in Lebanon Daily News on August 30, 2011
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Created by: Bruce Speck
Record added: Sep 14, 2011
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