The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 31, 2011

James Albert Bender

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — BENDER – James Albert, 87, formerly of Krayn, died peacefully Jan. 30, 2011, at Arbutus Park Manor, Richland. Born July 25, 1923, in Adams Township, son of Richard and Minnie (Cellner) Bender. Preceded in death by parents; loving wife, Ruie Mae (Claycomb) Bender, who died March 31, 2006; and eldest son, James. Survived by daughters, Janet, wife of Jim Gray, Oldsmar, Fla.; and Carol, wife of Robert Cornman, Nanty Glo; sons, Robert, married to Marilyn Watters, Kansas; and David, Austin, Texas; sister, Katherine Kozar, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater. Jim will be missed by his family and treasured friends. Private inurnment at Dunmyer Cemetery. Arrangements by Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Jim to The June C. Baker Foundation to benefit “Kids with Cancer,” 6231 PGA Blvd., Suite 104, Box 110, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 33418. (

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