Charles A. "Skip" Bender

Died: December 10, 2018
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CHARLES  A. “SKIP” BENDER age 78  passed away peacefully December 10, 2018 while surrounded by family. He will always be loved and forever missed. Skip is survived in life by Betty (nee Zanyi), his devoted wife of 51 years. Loving father of John (Dawn), Dustin (Sandi), Ryan and Shane (Jennifer). Dear brother of Carol (Wayne) Gutgleck, James “Jim” (Barb), Phillip (Laurel) and Judith (deceased) Salsgiver. Brother-in-law of Ray (Mary) Zanyi and Jean Zanyi. Cherished grandfather of Cole, Katrina, and Faine, step grandfather to Joseph Reisinger. Uncle to many.

Veteran of U.S. Air Force Vietnam. 32nd Degree Mason at Olmsted Falls Lodge 705, Member of AMVETS Post 17, VFW Post 237 Sandusky and Eagles Post 444 Sandusky.

The family will receive friends in celebration of Skip’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel, 14200 Snow Rd., Brook Park, 44142 on Thursday, December 13th from 4-8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Mary Queen of the Apostles Church, 6455 Engle Rd., Brook Park on Friday at 9:30AM. For those who wish, the family suggests contributions to Brook Park Food Bank, located at Brook Park Community Church 16845 Holland Rd Brook Park, OH 44142 or a charity of your choice.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018

Time: 9:30 am

Mary Queen of the Apostles Church


6455 Engle Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018

Holy Cross Cemetery


14609 Brookpark Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

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Died: December 10, 2018

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David Tabayoyon posted on 12/14/18

My deepest condolences to Skip's family. I got to know Skip when I started working at NASA Plum Brook Station in February 2010 and would work with him daily. I always made it a habit to stop by his office upstairs to see how he was doing. We became such good friends that he would even offer to drop me off of Cleveland Hopkins Airport whenever I flew back to visit my parents in Washington state. Skip will be dearly missed!