Arthur Bender, worked at Tait Towers, Atec and PSI Environmental, had four sons

By on October 24, 2018


Arthur Bender has left the building.

He passed on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, after a 10-year on and off battle with cancer. He never quit fighting that battle and will certainly have his hands full as a guardian angel to all those he loved.

Born Nov. 25, 1956 in Quantico, Va., he was the son of Eliesa Nora Downing Bender and the late Claude Bender CWOII USMC Ret. He was also the brother of Paul Bender and Claudia Sciarretta.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate: Rebecca “Becky” Bender; the proud father of four of the finest young men there are: Shawn, Matthew, Ryan, Brandon; four remarkable daughters-in-law; two stepdaughters; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Arthur’s colorful employment history included Tait Towers of Lititz, Atec and PSI Environmental as chief inspector and microscopist on the Eastern Airlines hazmat cleanup project. Arthur was employed by Merk Construction and greatly appreciated the friendship and never-ending support of Mike Riehl (owner) and Mark Wolgemuth (co-owner).

A memorial service was held Oct. 19 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in memory of Arthur to Vickie’s Angel Foundation, 511 Bridge St., P.O. Box 174, New Cumberland, PA 17070.

To leave the family an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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