OBITUARY

Gregory A. Bender

February 8, 1951July 6, 2018
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Gregory A. Bender, 67, of Roseville, passed away in Niles, Michigan on Friday, July 6, 2018 suddenly, of natural causes. He was born on February 8, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Donald and Margaret (Jacques) Bender. Gregory graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School and was in the U.S. Marines Reserves. He was a mold maker and worked in manufacturing most of his life. He enjoyed spending time in nature, especially bird watching, gardening, golfing and fishing. He also enjoyed creating, tinkering, and building and was always taking up new interests. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Margaret. Greg is survived by his daughters, Shelly Bender of Cleveland, Ohio and Angela Bender of Medford, Oregon and previous wife Maggie Bender of Fraser, Michigan, two grandchildren, Isaac and Avery; sister Diane Bender of Roseville, Michigan; brother Duane Bender of Yucaipa, California as well as many other friends and family.

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held on Wednesday July 11, 2018 from 4pm to 7:00pm with a 6pm sharing of memories at Kaul Funeral Home at 35201 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township.

Memorial contributions may be made in Greg’s memory to Macomb Community Action Meals on Wheels.

  • FAMILY

  • Shelly Bender, Daughter
  • Angela Bender, Daughter
  • Maggie Bender, Previous wife
  • He is also survived by two grandchildren, Isaac and Avery; sister Diane Bender of Roseville, Michigan; brother Duane Bender of Yucaipa, California as well as many other friends and family.

    He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Margaret.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Memory Sharing Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Angela Bender

July 15, 2018

You were an amazing man and I will miss you so much dad. This process has been heartbreaking. In it though we’ve met and shared stories with all your neighbors. They’ve helped us with the house and your most precious things are all with people who love you. We’ve share your love of creating with strangers and friends and now even more people have a piece of the great Greg Bender. Keep visiting us, there have been more butterflies at your house than I’ve ever seen. There are no words and at the same time so many to describe my father and I will hold precious the new memories and stories from all of his friends and loved ones. Please keep sharing them, he would want joy and peace for use all and now we can know he is now peaceful in mind and spirit again. We love you dad.

Barbara Betcher Lazarre

July 10, 2018

My late husband Daniel and Greg were best friends. Greg was so generous with his time and talent for our family. I have wonderful memories of Greg and will miss him terribly.

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Biography

Gregory A. Bender, 67, of Roseville, passed away in Niles, Michigan on Friday, July 6, 2018 suddenly, of natural causes. He was born on February 8, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Donald and Margaret (Jacques) Bender. Gregory graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School and was in the U.S. Marines Reserves. He was a mold maker and worked in manufacturing most of his life. He enjoyed spending time in nature, especially bird watching, gardening, golfing and fishing. He also enjoyed creating, tinkering, and building and was always taking up new interests. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Margaret. Greg is survived by his daughters, Shelly Bender of Cleveland, Ohio and Angela Bender of Medford, Oregon and previous wife Maggie Bender of Fraser, Michigan, two grandchildren, Isaac and Avery; sister Diane Bender of Roseville, Michigan; brother Duane Bender of Yucaipa, California as well as many other friends and family.

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held on Wednesday July 11, 2018 from 4pm to 7:00pm with a 6pm sharing of memories at Kaul Funeral Home at 35201 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township.