Sharpsburg, MD – Jacob Edward “Jake” Bender Jr., 83, of Sharpsburg, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Mertius Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD.
He was born on April 7, 1937 in Antietam, Maryland to the late Jacob Edward Sr. and Minnie M. Kidwiler Bender.
He was a 1955 graduate of Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, MD.
Jake was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was employed by Jamison Door Company in Hagerstown, MD for 40 plus years until his retirement.
Jake was a sports enthusiast. He loved watching his grandsons play baseball and looked forward to watching the annual District All-Stars.
He is survived by his wife Doris Y. Sakoda Bender whom he married October 29, 1958; daughter Terrie L. Grim and her husband Mark of Sharpsburg, MD; son Duane T. Bender of Boonsboro, MD; son Edward Y. Bender of Sharpsburg, MD; sister Katherine M. Ramacciotti of Hagerstown, MD; brother Jerry L. Bender of Williamsport, MD; brother Thomas R. Bender of Littlestown, PA; grandson Jeffrey K. Grim of Ann Arbor, Michigan; grandson Joshua M. Grim of Frederick, MD.
He was predeceased by a sister Patricia Anne Null and a half sister Betty Jane Delauney.
Graveside services will be held at Mt. View Cemetery in Sharpsburg, MD on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:00 with Rev. Ernest E. Witmer officiating. Military honors will be provided by Clopper-Michael Post #10 American Legion of Boonsboro, MD.
The family request the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Sharpsburg Area EMS P.O. Box 307 Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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