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James Francis Bender

James Francis Bender, age 92, sadly we share the passing of James F. Bender, of Madison Heights, Michigan on January 4, 2013. Jim was born in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the youngest of 11 children. He worked at Westinghouse Air Brake and proudly served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He moved his family to Michigan, where he worked for Chrysler as a safety administrator until his retirement in 1990. He was an avid golfer and bowler. He was married for 61 years to his beloved Mary Aileen Bender, who preceded him in death in May 2006. Proud father of Tom (Tawnya) and Jim (Janice) of Bloomfield Hills and John (Mary) of Athens, Ohio. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Nathan, Emily, Matthew, and Jessica Hummel. Visitation Sunday (Today) from 3-7 p.m. at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 North Main St., Clawson. Private family services with entombment at Oakview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lourdes Nursing Home, 2300 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328. www.GramerFuneralHome.com
Published in Daily Tribune on Jan. 6, 2013
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