Harvey H Bender

July 12, 1933June 19, 2019

A Celebration of Life for Harvey H. Bender, age 85 of Hammond, will be held on Saturday (June 22, 2019) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Brier Hill Fire Department. Mr. Bender passed away on Wednesday (June 19, 2019) at the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center with his wife Pat and daughter Terry by his side.

Surviving is his wife Patricia “Pat” Bender of Hammond; three sons Mark Bender of Hammond, Harvey (Michelle) Bender of Tennessee and Karl (Holly) Bender of Gouverneur; two daughters Rhoda (James) Wade of Illinois and Terry (Terry) Carr of Massena; two brothers George (Gail) Bender of Richmondville, NY and Theodore (Bernice) Bender of Tennessee; two sisters Ruey Smith of Richmondville, NY and Helen Bender of Florida; 11 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and numerous great-grandchildren.

Harvey was born on July 12, 1933 in Schoharie NY, a son of the late Henry & Helen (Oliver) Bender. He graduated from Cobleskill High School and then entered the US Airforce. In October of 1954 he then married Patricia Hamm in South Jefferson NY. He later returned to school at Albany State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

During his career he worked at North West Tech in Ogdensburg and South West Tech in Fowler as a business teacher. He retired in 1991. After retirement he resumed working on the family farm and he enjoyed buying & selling refurbished farm equipment, attending auctions, farming, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Brier Hill Fire Department. Condolences and fond memories can also be made online at


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 22, 2019


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Pamela Wilson

June 25, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. As kids, we loved going to Uncle Harvey and Aunt Pat’s farm and hanging out with the family, and Pauline and I still talk about our last family reunion with all of you. Hugs, Pam

Fran and Marilyn Orr

June 21, 2019

With Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family.. May your fond memories and stories bring smiles as you remember a life well lived ..

Randy Huot

June 20, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family...

Dawna Larue

June 20, 2019

To the bender family I'm so sorry for your loss. Carry your memories close to your heart .I had mr bender as a teacher at northwest tech back in the early 80s.he made class fun .

Courtney Currier

June 20, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Harvy's passing. He was the perfect amount of sweet, smart and funny all wrapped into one person. He will be greatly missed by many. Thinking of you all.

Jane Blackman

June 20, 2019

Karl, Holly, and the rest of the Bender Family,
So sorry to learn of Harvey's passing!! He was a great man!! I remember him from the time he worked for B.O.C.E.S, He was a very caring and compassionate person! May your memories help you get through this very sad time!! RIP Harvey Bender!

Sharon Dafoe

June 20, 2019

Mark and family, So sorry about the loss of your loved one. May happy memories help console you all. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Sharon Dafoe

Lori & Pat Hackett

June 20, 2019

Mrs. Bender, Mark, Karl and families...we were very sorry to read of Harvey's passing. Our condolences to you and your families. Cherish your special memories...they last a lifetime and beyond...