|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1941|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2012|
BENDER, John R. 71, of Springfield, passed away Friday, November 16, 2012 in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Ohio.
He was born November 14, 1941 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the son of Ralph E. and Doris (Ferguson) Bender.
John and his wife Linda were avid travelers following their retirement. One of John's greatest passions was to cook for his family and friends. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber after 25 years and was also employed at Grismer Tire. Mr. Bender was a 1959 graduate of Springfield High School and he attended Ohio State University. He was a Veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving in Turkey, Japan, and Vietnam.
Survivors were his spouse of 25 years, three children, and six grandchildren, one brother and sister-in-law, one sister and borther-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother; Ronald Bender.
Visitation will be held in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday in the St. Teresa Catholic Church with Father Ed Gearhart officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery
Excerpts of Obituary are from the published article in the SPRINGFIELD (O) NEWS-SUN from November 18 to November 2012.
Ralph Eugene Bender (1913 - 1992)
Doris C Ferguson Bender (1912 - 1995)
Note: Cemetery office staff informed me, there is no stone marking gravesite.
Saint Bernard Cemetery
Created by: Nancy E. # 47966172
Record added: Nov 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100912824
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