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Jacob G. Bender

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“I have known the "Bender twins" since first grade. Lovable guys and great sense of humor. Will be missed by class of "64" and all who knew him. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: cindy diehl - PA

“I am so sad I did not know...I will miss seeing Jake at the Patriots meeting more than I can say. He always had a smile and a funny comment for me...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Cynthia Kelsey - Hamburg

“My sister (Patty) and I always remember the "Bender twins" from elementary through high school. So sorry to learn of Jacob's life on this earth cut...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Sterner-Baniszeski - ME

“Jacob, a fellow classmate from Oley Valley H/S.My thoughts and prays to the family. I will always remember the class reunion with you there and your...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“A great friend. I taught English but he had a better control of the language. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: John Dunkle - Reading, PA

“so sorry for the family's loss.. May GOD bless a life well lived.. Rest in Peace Jacob! ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Benstead-Mcclintock - TX

“Jacob you will be missed by all from the Oley Valley Class of 1964 Are thoughts go out to the family at this time. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: OVAHS Class of 1964 - Myerstown, PA


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Jacob G. Bender, 69, of Reading, passed away July 27, 2016 in the Reading Hospital. He was the widower of Christine L. (Bobeck) Bender. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Jacob P. and Marie (Wiele) Bender. Mr. Bender graduated from Kutztown University with honors in 1974. He was employed as controller of the Greater Pennsylvania Savings Association in Hazelton for many years and most recently was the financial officer for the Commonwealth of PA at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City. Jacob was a dedicated patriot and served as treasure of Berks County Patriots. He was also active in juvenile justice counseling. Survivors include his children Jesse M. Bender of Hazelton; Steven J. Bender of Blandon; three grandchildren Bennett Bender, Anthony Yates and Aurielle Bender. Other survivors include twin brother Edmund W. Bender, husband of Jane of Reading; sister Karen R. Kelly of Blandon; sister Renate Walker, wife of Bert of Reiffton. He was preceded in death by a brother Peter W. Bender. Memorial service to celebrate Mr. Bender’s life will be held in Grace Bible Fellowship, 1128 Hampden Blvd., Reading, PA 19604 on Thursday August 4, 2016 at 11:00am.

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