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Charles B. Bender, Jr.

November 14, 1930 June 6, 2024
Charles B. Bender, Jr.
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Obituary for Charles B. Bender, Jr.

Charles B. Bender, Jr., 93, Lancaster, PA formerly of Gettysburg, PA passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Trillium Place in Lancaster, PA.

He was born November 14, 1930 in York, PA and was preceded in death by his father Charles B Bender, Sr., his mother Sara Spangler Bender, his sister Nancy (Bender) Slaybaugh, and his beloved wife of 62 years, Betsy Cameron Bender.

Charlie was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, a 1948 graduate of Gettysburg High School and a 1952 graduate of Gettysburg College. He then served in the U.S. Air Force, including a tour in Korea, until 1956. Upon returning to Gettysburg, he joined his father in running the House of Bender in an historic Civil War building on Lincoln Square, until his retirement in 2014. He served on the Gettysburg School Board for 16 years and was a Board member of the Gettysburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid golfer who belonged to the Gettysburg Country Club. Charlie enjoyed reading, engraving, and watching westerns, as well as taking daily walks on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Always a true gentleman and rarely without a collared shirt, Charlie contributed greatly to the family he dearly loved and the town in which he took great pride.

Mr. Bender is survived by a daughter, Laurie Bender Reynolds and her husband David of Columbia, MD, two sons, Charles B. Bender, III and his wife Anjanette of Lancaster, PA, Jason C. Bender of Finksburg, MD and nine grandchildren.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make online gifts in memory of Charles Bender Jr. to the Dementia Society of America (www.DementiaSociety.org/donate). Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com.


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