GORDONVILLE, PA - Joseph Bender, 74, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Joseph was born March 23, 1939 to Sebastian and Sabina Bender in Almaskamaras, Hungary, the youngest of 5 children. He graduated from Beacon High School in 1958 and joined the army
In 1965, Joe began a long career in the rock quarry business in upstate NY and NJ until 2002 when he retired and moved to Gordonville, PA. Joe had a passion for flying and loved to spend time at the airport working on his airplanes and helicopters. Joe's generosity, kind heart, integrity and strength were an inspiration to his family and friends and he will be greatly missed.
Joseph is survived by his daughters, Kim Di Meglio and Krissy Birchard and their husbands, Salvatore Di Meglio and Eric Birchard; his adoring grandchildren, Liam and Ava Birchard; and his sister Teresa Hammer. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Elizabeth Zeitler and Anna Bolya and his brother, Vendel Bender.
A special thank you to the Crozer Chester Burn Treatment Center for their loving care and support.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral mass, Saturday, December 7th, 12 noon at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 West 2nd Ave, Parkesburg, PA. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to The Burn Treatment Center, Crozer Chester Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Blvd. Upland, PA 19013 would be appreciated. www.danjolell.com