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Carl W. Bender Jr., 88, of Neshannock Township passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at the Avalon Nursing Center.
He was born Nov. 18, 1929, to the late Carl W. Bender Sr. and Olive Brisbin Bender.
Carl was a 1947 graduate of New Castle High School and graduated from Youngstown University in 1955.
He was the owner of C. Bender Real Estate and worked at the Lawrence County Courthouse as a real estate assessor.
Carl was a proud Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War.
He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in New Castle, where he served as a board member and Sunday school superintendent.
He had a love for music and was particularly proud to have been one of the surviving members of the "Singing Seven."
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert L. Bender.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Grace J. Lambo Bender; three sons, William M. (Joyce) Bender of Moon Township, Bradley A. (Debra) Bender of Beaver and Patrick J. (Carol) Bender of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Luanne L. (James) Goodrich of New Castle; five grandchildren, Allison (Rick) Davison, Aaron (Laura) Bender, Lisa (Thomas) Peters, Louis Goodrich and Abigail Bender; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church, 2021 Pulaski Road, New Castle, where services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Scott Frederick officiating.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the First Assembly of God Church or to the City Rescue Mission, 319 S. Croton Ave., New Castle PA 16101.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Turner Funeral Home.
You may view the obituary, sign his guestbook or offer condolences to his family at www.turnerfh.com.
Published on December 29, 2017
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