Tribute: Thomas E. Bender

November 22, 2016 Obituary

Thomas E. Bender, Austintown, Ohio - obit

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Thomas E. Bender, 70, died Tuesday morning November 22, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman.

He was born October 12, 1946 in Orville, Ohio, a son of Wilson D. and Nettie M. Caskey and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Bender, a graduate of Jackson Milton High School, was a spark tester for RMI Titanium for 45 years, retiring in 2010.

Tom enjoyed fishing and hunting, was Ohio State’s #1 Fan and on Halloween 2016 he finally earned his horns, which only took him 70 years.

He leaves his wife, the former Jeanmarie Hack, whom he married August 27, 1984; three daughters, Lisa Bender of Niles, Stacey Bender of Warren and Sara Bender of Howland; two sisters, Jeanne (Ken) Bell of Cambridge, Ohio and Carole Burt of Virginia; three grandchildren, Shawn Stewart, Robert Ague and Skylar Ague and one great-granddaughter, Emma Stewart.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald J. Miller; a sister, Rhonda Foor and a son, Steven T. Bender.

Per Tom’s request a caring cremation has taken place and there will be no calling hours or services.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to the entire staff at Humility House for their wonderful care and to the girls in Intensive Care at St. Elizabeth’s in Boardman.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home. Please visit to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 23 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.