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  • " I served with Capt. Bender in the Coast Guard VTU at Jones..."
    - Edwin Newman LCDR USCGR
  • "John was a wonderful presence at the clinic on Saturdays...."
    - Susan Cohen
  • "R.I.P. GrandJohn."
    - Russell Bruch
  • - Alexandra Bender
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On August 13, 2012, Captain John L.
Bender, USCGR (Ret.) passed away in Fairfax, VA. A 54-year resident of Bethesda, MD, Captain Bender was born in Princeton, NJ. He spent 38 years in U.S. government civilian service and on military reserve duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was predeceased by his wife, Fredrika Safford Pratt, and daughter, Susan Pratt Bruch. He is survived by sons John Frederick of McLean, VA, and James Harold of Tampa, FL; daughter Margaret Elizabeth Butler of Hopedale, MA; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to a reception at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Captain Bender's honor to the .

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2012
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