Patricia F. Bender

February 16, 2014

Patricia F. Bender, 72, of Muir, passed away Sunday at Broad Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.

Born in Clarks Valley, Sept. 8, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Faye Stahl Leitzel.

Pat formerly worked as a secretary at Williams Valley High School. She retired as a clerk from the New Cumberland Army Depot.

Her life revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her vibrant personality and how she greeted everyone with a smile.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean N. Bender, in 2008; and three brothers, Terry, Kerry and Lewis Leitzel.

Surviving are her son, Dean L. Bender and his wife, Susan; two grandchildren, Leah Brew and Mitchel Bender; two great-grandsons, Brandon and Kyle Brew, all of Tower City; two brothers, Hilbert "Sonny" Leitzel, Florida, and John Leitzel, Lykens; nieces and nephews.

Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with the Rev. Edward Gobrecht officiating. The funeral procession will leave Dimon Funeral Homes Inc., Tower City, at 10:15 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. To sign the guest book, visit

Funeral Home

Dimon Funeral Homes Inc
644 E Grand Ave Tower City, PA 17980
(717) 647-2741

Published in Republican & Herald from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2014