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1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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Bender, John
1932 - 2017
John G. Bender, age 85, passed away with grace and strength on December 14, 2017 at Kobacker Hospice House in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 12, 1932 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania to the late Ferdinand and Margaret (Burger) Bender. A resident of Forest Hills Borough in Pittsburgh, Pa. for many years, John served in the U.S. Navy and earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University. John dedicated his entire career to serving 40 years as a federal employee, retiring in 1993 as a Director of Finance in the U.S. Department of Energy. In retirement, John distinguished himself in community service through volunteerism as a Friend of the Squirrel Hill Public Library. Brilliant and detail-oriented, John showed his caring by improving the efficiency of everything he touched. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; children, David (Cheryl Focht) Bender, Barbara Bender Pietro and Mary (Harry) Knight; grandchildren, Jeremy and Maya Focht, Alexander and Nicholas Pietro, and Eleanor Knight; and niece, Carol Bender, and many, many friends. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on January 12, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Hollidaysburg, PA, officiated by Monsignor Stanley Carson. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Hollidaysburg. Arrangements by Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 24, 2017
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