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Renato Bendorovicz

June 8, 1959January 24, 2019
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Renato Bendorovicz, age 59, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully on Thursday January 24, 2019. Renato was born June 8, 1959 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Visitation will occur Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Resthaven / Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens. Eulogies will be given between 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM and a Rosary prayer will be held between 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

Church services for Renato will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 6802 s. 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85042. Burial will follow at Resthaven / Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens, 4310 East Southern Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85042.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.resthavencarrtenney.com for the Bendorovicz family. Flowers will be appreciated, but donations to Renato's favorite charity is most welcomed. The family is requesting a donation in Renato's name to Water for South Sudan through the website at https://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/ways-to-donate/ or mail donation to PO Box 25551 Rochester, NY 14625.


  • Princeton Tanjutco
  • Chris Fryer
  • Jon Beach
  • Jon Wall
  • Emerson Wall
  • Garett Cerio
  • Joey Ongaro
  • Jeffrey Dickerson
  • Billy Kollmorgan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nathan Ballard, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Burial Friday, February 15, 2019

Renato Bendorovicz

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February 1, 2019

Penny and Family:
I share with you my grievance of Renato's passing. Renato was such a happy go lucky
type of person -- no matter what. Working at DOR and having Renato as a part of my
"Office Team" while still a Field Manager -- he was so enthused by all the information he would be able to pick up on. ALWAYS one able and willing to learn new tricks of the trade.. if you will. SUPER PERSON --- great personality, always laughing and always remained grounded and humble.

Penny -- Renato soooo adored you and the kids --- WOW, you
two made an amazing couple and produced such a beautiful family!!!
Always carry that with you in your heart. He left all of us all too soon for sure,
but always know he is in your heart and soul 24 / 7 / 365.

Love you -- best wishes ---

Mary and Robert Schneider
AZ DOR 1998 - 2016 (Mary)
Taught Renato a ton of stuff --
and he loved it!!! I adored Renato --
great, great overall human being.

jeannie holley

January 30, 2019

I wasn't fortunate enough to meet Renato in person, however, Billy made sure I knew him as Uncle. I heard the wonderful stories of his wit and humor, his sarcasm and his ability to give you a thrashing and make you feel loved all in the same sentence. I heard of his bowling and his never ending desire to enjoy life to the fullest. I always heard of his love for his family and the fact that his family was his everything. I believe he included me in his family and I felt his warmth . Until we meet, love and hugs.

Wendy Dages

January 30, 2019

When I meet you back in Sept 2010, I was to sit with you and have you train me for AZDOR. For the life of me couldn't say your name right, so I referred to you as REN as in (REN AND STIMPY). You laughed so hard and thought it was funny. My 1st week training with you was good, the 2nd week you made me cry lol. I knew right then and there you meant it with all love and respect. I always thought of you as a great person, great collector, and a perfect fit into the collection club on the 7th floor.
You always talked about the family and them grand-babies, your life. Very sad to head of your passing but now you can rest easy, and know that you are dearly missed in so many places. My condelance to your family, and thank you for allowing us to get a chance to know REN.

You are missed dearly REN!!! XOXOXOX




Renato Bendorovicz was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone very special. To family and friends who knew him best, Renato will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       He was the son of Ladislau and Cecylja Bendorovicz. Renato grew up in Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles, California.

      Renato was raised with two siblings. He had two older sisters, Leocadia and Marta. Renato was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young boy, Renato had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. He was part of the school band and bowling team. In his spare time he liked astronomy and movies. However, to Renato, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

      A typical teenager, Renato had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Hollywood High School in 1978. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. His favorite class in high school was math and science. Renato's memorable achievements were in bowling. He won numerous trophies and awards through his lifetime in bowling leagues and the PBA.

      On May 21, 1988 Renato exchanged wedding vows with Penafrancia Chongco Francisco at Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas, Nevada. Empathic and loyal, he was committed to making his new family happy.

      Renato worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. He was blessed with five children, four daughters, Priscilla, Gracielyn, Gwendolyn, and Geraldine, and one son, Princeton. Another blessing for Renato was the gift of eleven grandchildren, Ezra, Camryn, Ellainey, Mia, Emerson, Sinahi, Kiyomi, Victoria, Garett, Marcella, and Anita.

      Renato enjoyed what he did for a living for the most part. Showing a strong work ethic, He worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was as a state tax collector. He was employed at various financial institutions for a combined 22 years (Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase) and 12 years with the State of Arizona. Renato always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Renato enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were astronomy, star gazing, and music. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Renato found pleasure in sports and music. In high school, He was part of a bowling league. In his college years, Renato continued to stay active by traveling for bowling tournaments. Renato was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so. Tops on his list were basketball, football, some soccer, and of course bowling. Recreational activities revolved around music as well. He was a DJ and certified bartender for several years at AMF Tempe Village Lanes (Fairlanes). He took great pleasure in mixing music from a vast amount of musical artists and various genres.

      Renato was a man who took pride in upholding his beliefs. His faith was important to him. He was a parishioner of Holy Family Church for 10 years. During that time, he participated in various church activities.

      Renato enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for him to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, West Virginia, the Smithsonian Musuem in Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Las Vegas, Laughlin, and Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.

      Renato was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Cow the cat and Maggie the dog. They were best friends for 13 plus years for both of his favorite pets. His family was rounded out by his three cats, Ming, Harriet, and Ninja, and his dog, Bondjing.

      Renato passed away on January 24, 2019 at The Dobson Home in Chandler, Arizona. He fought a brave battle against colon cancer. He is survived by his wife Peny; his children Priscilla (Joey), Gracielyn (Chris), Princeton (Jovana), Gwendolyn (Jon), Geraldine (Jonny); his grandchildren Ezra, Camryn, Ellainey, Mia, Emerson, Sinahi, Kiyomi, Garett, Victoria, Marcella, and Anita; his sister Marta; his nephews Billy and Jeffrey; his niece Jennifer. Church Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Renato will be laid to rest in Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens.

      Simply stated, Renato was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving man, someone who was a vital part of their lives. He leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships, love, and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Renato Bendorovicz.