Mr. Michael Dennis Bender, age 80, of Overton County, passed away on April 25, 2023, from the comforts of his home. Michael was born in Girard, Pennsylvania on, May 1, 1942, to the late Michael Bender and Anna Lucas.
Michael joined the U.S. Army after graduating high school from there, he went on to serve two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service to our nation. After retiring from the Army, he went on to work for the Department of Defense as a Supply Manager.
To his family and friends, Michael was known as "Dallas" because he was country before country was cool. He liked riding motorcycles and traveling. He loved watching John Wayne movies.
Michael is survived by daughters Denise Hale and husband Bruce of Pennsylvania and Deborah Seighman and husband William of Pennsylvania; grandchildren Ranee Eichmann, Dane Faes, Bryce Hale, Shawna Boydstun, Miranda Seighman, and William "B.J." Seighman; great-grandchildren Jace Boydstun and Trenton Boydstun; sister Shirley Bender of Pennsylvania; and brother Robert Bender of Flordia.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.
A memorial service for Mr. Michael Dennis Bender will be held at a later date conducted by Hartle and Tarbox located in Smethport, Pennsylvania.
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