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Norman E. Bender, age 84 of Mentor, passed away September 24, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born April 24, 1934 in Cleveland.

Mr. Bender enjoyed photography and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Carol (nee Tomko); son Thomas M. Bender; daughter Jennifer Christensen; son David M. (Robert Gueli) Bender; grandchildren Caleb and Isabella Christensen; sister Winifred Cook; sister in law Marilyn DeMoss and other loving family. He was preceded in death by his son in law Brent Christensen; parents Eugene and Helen Bender and brother Eugene Bender.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 am Friday September 28, 2018 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

The family will receive friends from 8:30 - 9:30 am Friday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Entombment will be All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Grace Hospice, 7314 Industrial Park Blvd, Mentor, OH 44060.

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