Titus Bender, 78, foundry worker
Titus D. Bender, 78, of Coudersport, formerly of Ephrata, died peacefully Thursday, June 9, 2011 at home following a brief illness.
Born in Colebrook, Lebanon County, he was a son of the late Henry A. and Ruth (Hoffer) Bender. He was the husband of Darlene (Boyer) Bender for 54 years on March 10.
A 30-year employee of Ephrata Manufacturing Foundry, Titus retired in 1995. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Coudersport and was a member of Mohler Church of the Brethren in Ephrata, serving as an usher at both churches.
Titus enjoyed hunting, fishing, word search and jigsaw puzzles, cards and games with his family. He loved watching NASCAR and football, especially Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons: Ronald Bender, of New Holland; and Michael, husband of Shirley Bender, of Strasburg; daughters: Violet, wife of Ron Coates, of Manheim; and Deborah, wife of Joseph Kohl, of Denver; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother: Troy, husband of Dolly Bender, of Lititz; four step sisters: Betty Boyer and Mary Lou Smith, both of Manheim; Patricia, wife of Robert Youtz, of Ephrata; and Ruth, wife of Lelan Aurick, of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by twin grandsons: Adam and Aaron Bender; his parents; four brothers; and five sisters.
Funeral services were held June 15 at Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl L. Brubaker officiating. Burial followed in Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to Potter County Hospice Inc., 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915; or Calvary Baptist Church, Chestnut Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; or Mohler Church of the Brethren, 21 E. Mohler Church Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.
Arrangements were under the direction of Good Funeral Home in Reamstown. For more information, visit goodfuneral.com or lifecelebration.com.