Richard S. Bender

Richard S. Bender SPRING TWP. Richard S. Bender, 92, formerly of Mt. Pleasant and the Danken House in Wernersville, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Manor Care Health Services, Spring Twp. Born in Penn Twp., he was the son of the late John B. Bender and Sallie F. (Schock) Bender. He was employed by Caron Mills in Robesonia for twenty eight years retiring in 1985. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was an active fireman for sixty seven years. He was a dedicated member of the Mt. Pleasant Fire Co., where he formerly served as Fire Chief for eighteen years, an assistant financial secretary for five years, and a trustee for four years. He was a trustee for twenty five years for the Berks County Fire Chiefs Assoc. He also was a member of Pioneer Hose Co. in Robesonia and a member of the Bernville Fire Co. He was a member of the Schuylkill Valley Bible Chapter Church in Mohrsville. Survivors include two daughters, Linda L., wife of Jessie Tibbs of Cicero, Indiana and Delphine L., wife of Rodney Magaro of Newmanstown; four grandchildren, Christine Cowan, Nadine Mattern, and Brooke and Benjamin Barnett. Also, three great-grandchildren, Jacob Cowan and Taylor and Cameron Mattern. He was predeceased by a sister, Arlene J. Bender; and two brothers, John S. and Frederick Bender. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, 206 N. Main St., Bernville with interment to follow in Bern Cemetery. Family and friends may attend a viewing on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Fire Co., 5664 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Bernville, PA, 19506; or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1261 West 86th St., Suite E2, Indianapolis, IN, 46260. Online condolences may be made at,

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Kirkhoff Funeral Home - Bernville
206 N. Main Street  Bernville, PA 19506

Published in Lebanon Daily News on June 12, 2013