Nanette Bender

Died: December 25, 2013
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Nanette A. Bender, 75, passed away at her home Wednesday, December 25, 2013 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Lela Redner; two brothers, Richard and Willis Redner and two sisters, Norma Gerlach and Ruth McManus. Nanette is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Bender; two daughters and a son in law, Elizabeth and William Berg, Apalachin; Michelle Jones and James Hlopko, Johnson City; one son and daughter in law, Gary Bender and Karyn Lunde, Sayre, PA; four grandchildren, Christopher and Holly Berg and Trevor and Brianna Bender; a sister and brother in law, Nancy (Redner) and William Cairns, Orlando, FL; sister in law, Clara (Brown) Redner, South Carolina; brother in law and sister in law, William and Kit Bender, Indiana, formerly of Schenectady, NY; as well as several loving nieces and nephews and two loving spiritual friends, Dawn Clark and June Lunde.
Private Services will be held at Vestal Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital ICU. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 or to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road Vestal, NY 13850.

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Died: December 25, 2013

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Susan Moss posted on 12/27/13

Bender Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know what a difficult time this is. Remember the wonderful times and what a special woman she was to each of you. Treasure those memories. Sue (Vigeant) Moss


Wendy Cairns-Fagan posted on 12/27/13

There are so many great memories of my Aunt Nan to share with all of you, I wouldn't know where to start. She always had the gift of making every one laugh, even when she knew you didn't feel like it. She would want a big dinner with a house full of family and friends, and "Laughter" she said; "Is the best medicine." My Aunt Nan and Uncle John made me feel welcome into their home as a young teenager and always made me feel just like one of her own, even after I got older. She encouraged me to stay in touch, even though most of our talk was geared around making each other laugh harder than the other. She said to me recently that "When a loved one is called to Heaven, they become an Angel that you know." I Thank the Lord everyday for sharing her with us. To Family and Friends; This is a time of beautiful reflection, she is not absent from our lives, she lives in our hearts. Wendy