Richard James Bender, born October 14, 1960 in Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly on November 19, 2017. Richard was predeceased by his father James M. Bender, Jr. and brother David B. Bender, Sr. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Shirley and Harry Jester of Newark; Daughters, Samantha I. Bender and Madelyn F. Bender of Richmond VA.; sisters, Cheryl Wheeler (Jim Brown), Leslie Atkins (Tom), Kelly Bender Wilson and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Richard, donations can be made to Holly Oak Calvary UMC (HOCUMC) 1511 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 or a charity of your choice.