John E. Bender Jr.

John E. “Butch” Bender Jr., 77, of Newville, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Green Ridge Village, Newville.

He was born Oct. 1, 1943, the son of John E. Sr. and Marguerite P. Hocker Bender.

Mr. Bender is survived by his wife, Carole M. Burgard Bender.

Before retiring, Butch was the owner of Bender Auto Parts in Newville.

He was a member of Big Spring Lodge #361 F&AM, and had attended Doubling Gap Church of God.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Steve Bender of Carlisle, and Michael Bender and his wife, Tara, of Newville; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Carolyn Lloyd and her husband, Ken, and Sue Morrow and husband, Todger.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 20 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, or American Diabetes Association, 3301 Chestnut St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17101.


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