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Joan Bender

Ocean Grove - Joan Bender, 81, wife of Rev. Robert Bender, went home to be with her Lord on Easter Sunday April 1, 2018. Born on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1936 in Paterson, she was a graduate of Eastside High School. Joan worked as a medial secretary for Dr. Don Choi in Neptune for the last 20 years. She was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Ocean Grove and formerly the Ramapo Reformed Church of Mahwah. Jean leaves behind her beloved husband of 59 years Robert, her son, Bruce Bender, her daughters and sons in law, Kimberly (Bender) and Charles O'Gorman and Laura (Bender) and Scott Gentiluomo. She is also survived by her sister, Margret Egedy and her five grandchildren, Joseph, Juliann and Darin Gentiluomo and Robert and Avery O'Gorman. Relatives and friends may visit on Friday, April 6 between 5:00 and 8:00 PM, with a funeral beginning at 8:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. The interment and a brief service will be Saturday April 7 at 11:30 AM at the Ramapo Reformed Church Cemetery, Mahwah. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 4, 2018
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