JERROLD EMIL BENDER
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Jerrold Emil Bender, of West Hills, passed away peacefully with family by his side on November 26, 2012. Jerry was born in Vallejo, California, on November 7, 1926. He graduated from San Pedro High School in 1944 and from San Diego State in 1953. He lived a long and honorable life serving his country in the Navy during World War II and as a Marine in Korea as one of the "Chosin Few". Jerry served on the Los Angeles Police Department from 1953 to 1981, retiring with the rank of sergeant. He will be deeply missed by Estelle, his loving wife of 60 years; his children, Jeffrey, Marietta, Jay, James and John, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchild.
Services will be held at St. Bernardine's Catholic Church on Friday, November 30th,11:00 a.m. Assisting the family with arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation of Simi Valley.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Nov. 29, 2012