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James D. Bender Jr.

1948 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
James D. Bender Jr. Obituary
Bender Jr., James D. FALLBROOK -- James D. Bender Jr, age 65, passed away at his home in Fallbrook, CA, on June 20, 2013. Jim was born in Oceanside, CA on February 8, 1948. He graduated from Oceanside High School in 1966 and continued on to receive his Bachelors of Science from California State University, Stanislaus; Masters in Psychology from San Diego State University; and Juris Doctor from University of San Diego. Jim was an experienced trial attorney who was committed to defending our bill of rights through rigorous criminal defense. He spent his entire career in Riverside County and was well respected by his colleagues. Jim grew up loving the beach and surfing, was an avid sports fan, had a love of music, enjoyed gardening, and was a master griller. Jim is survived by his wife Lisa; children Miles (Dawn), Ethan (Sherry), Gretchen (Lisa), Rachel, Aaron; grandchildren Shelby, Normandi, Alex, Hannah, Emily, Brayden, Dakota, Logan, David, and Makena; stepmother Eleanor Bender; and brother Kevin Bender. Jim is preceded in death by his parents James and Lois Bender, grandparents Art and Sylvia Britsch, and aunt Joan Largent. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., at Pala Mesa Village Clubhouse, 3332 Via Altamira, Fallbrook, CA.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 8, 2013
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