BENDER, DAVID A., 55, St. Benedict, passed away unexpectedly, October 6, 2020, at home. Born June 25, 1965, in Spangler, the son of Norman T. and Margaret (Good) Bender. Preceded in death by parents and father-in-law, Francis R. Veneskey. Survived by loving wife of 36 years, Theresa L. (Veneskey) Bender; children Justina (Dwight) Nagle, St. Benedict; Mark Bender (Kendra Pearce), Hastings; and Nicole (Jeff) Ferrence, Leechburg; and grandchildren, Kyle Norman Bender, Alexis Marie Bender, Mason Albert Nagle, Austin David Nagle, and Gavin Michael Nagle. Brother of, Diane Fields, Loogootee, IN; Barry Norman Bender, St. Michael; Rodney Bender, Washington, IN; Linda Benny, Ebensburg; Norma Jacobs, Ebensburg; Nancy Ash, Cannelburg, IN; Lori Lundy, IN; and Judy Snyder, Ebensburg. Also survived by mother-in-law, Benedicta Veneskey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Employed as a Licensed Blaster for Senex Explosives. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Dave enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He loved having his family together and nothing made him happier than standing at the grill cooking enormous amounts of food for everyone. He truly cherished family time. Dave was a proud supporter of President Donald Trump! Family and friends will be received from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Fr. Jeremiah Lange, OSB, PhD, celebrant.
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