Robert Charles Bender

Born: Sun., Sep. 18, 1938
Died: Wed., Nov. 13, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Robert Charles Bender, 75, Green Hills, West Liberty, Ohio, passed away at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:42 PM from congestive heart failure.  He was born September 18, 1938 in Newport, Ohio, the son of Aloysis and Clara (Francis) Bender and they are deceased.  He was married to Susan Elizabeth Brinkman on August 30, 1975 and she survives in West Liberty, Ohio along with two sons, Robert Bender and wife Christina of Bellefontaine, Ohio and Mark Bender of Sidney, Ohio; three sisters, Carol Meyer of Sidney, Ohio, Phyllis DeVelvis and husband Tom of Sidney, Ohio and Kathy Martin and husband Larry of Sidney, Ohio; five brothers, Leo Bender and wife Nancy of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, Louis Bender and wife Diane of Uniopolis, Ohio, Tom Bender and wife Donna of Sidney, Ohio, Carl (Gene) Bender and wife Jeanette of Sidney, Ohio and Gerry Bender of Fort Loramie, Ohio.  Two sisters are deceased, Susan Bender and Rose Billing.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews and one great-great niece.  Mr. Bender was retired from Bender’s Auto Electric in Sidney.  He was a member of the Knights of St. John in Fort Loramie, Ohio and was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer.  Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens, Sidney.  Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 6-8 PM and on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 9-10 AM.  Robert Bender, the son of Mr. Bender, will have a prayer service on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or St. Rita’s School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio  45215.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the Bender family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

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Mr and Mrs David (Janet Ley) Pike
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. It was wonderful to see and visit with Bob, Susie, and their beautiful family at his 75th birthday celebration in September. He is now wrapped in Gods loving arms for sure.

Cindy Gaerke
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Dear Susan and family,

You have my deepest sympathy... my sorrow at your loss is very familiar what
with the loss of my husband this year, too. Rely on family and friends and most importantly, God, to get through the difficult times.

Susan...Bob and your family are in my prayers.


Cindy (Bender) Gaerke
(Uncle Ed Bender's Daughter)

Kirk and Jan (Bender) Brackman
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Susan, Robert and Mark,

You have our sincere sympathies. What we will remember most about Bob is that he always had a smile ready to give. He will be missed. Allow God, family and friends to get your through this.

Kirk and Jan Brackman
(One of Ed's daughters)

Dan Bender
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Susan, Robert, Mark -
As a young'un, I remember Bob @ A'ls shop -
he would tease Roger & I when Dad took us
along; I'd say he enjoyed our visiting for that
reason, & we have fun the same way in how
we "annoy" our younger relatives.
No one knows when their time is up...
Enjoy life & Take care, CuznDan

Angie (Brinkman) Davidson
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Susie, Robbie, & Mark,

Praying for all of you during this difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and keep living for Him!

Your Cousin,
(Uncle Harold's daughter)

Kitty Cline
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Dear Susie and Family
So sorry for your lose. Prayers and deepest sympathy.
Your friend
Kitty (ceramics and Phyllis B's friend)

Kimmy MacBrair
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Aunt Susie, Robbie, Christina, Mark
I love you all very much! Lean on each other during this hard time.
"While we are mourning the loss of our friend (Uncle), others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil."
Many great memories I will cherish.
Lots of Lovins'

Diane Brinkman
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Susie,Mark and Robbie,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Love you all!

Your cousin, Diane
(uncle Harold's daughter)

Carol Monnin
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Carol Monnin

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