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RAYMOND BENDER Mr. Raymond Bender, 73, died August 21, 2014 while cruis
ing in the Caribbean . He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and lived on North Hutchinson Island coming from Mount Pocono and Easton, Pennsylvania. Ray was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from his business, Classic Design Homes, Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. He was an avid fisherman and boater traveling to and fishing in many places such as Cuba, Bimini, Key West, Dry Tortugas and many others. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Pamela of North Hutchinson Island, sisters Grace Sylvester of Sebastian and Kathleen Pickard of New Jersey, brother-in-law Michael Gilotti (Angela) of Avon, Connecticut, many special nieces and nephews and his very special grand- nephew Russell Gilotti. Memorial contributions may be made to
, 3375 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960,
, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Strunk Funeral Home from 5PM to 7PM. Funeral services will be held at Holy Cross Church 10:30 AM on September 2, 2014. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory
916 17th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Published in the TC Palm on Aug. 29, 2014