Beverly M. Bender
69, of Richland, died on November 29, 2019 at her home. Born May 18, 1950 in Johnstown, daughter of Cal Miller and Catherine (Konkol) Ickes. Also adored by her step-father Robert Ickes.
Preceded in death by her parents, step-father, cousin- Janice Nardecchia, and great friend - Pam Favatella. Survived by loving children Bradley Buterbaugh, of Johnstown; Justin Bender married to Rebecca (Stoner), of Johnstown; and Aly Bender-Murgas wife of David, of Johnstown; sister Donna Stokrp wife of David, of Chambersburg. She is also survived by two expected grandchildren, that she was so excited to meet, and her 3 adorable dogs Jaxson, Crosby, and Lacey. Bev ("Mo") was a 1968 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School, where she was a proud majorette. She was formerly employed at UMWA Funds, Anderson Wonders Insurance Agency, and most recently was a Program Director at ACRP. Aside from being an avid sports fan, her greatest joy was spending time with her family, friends, and beloved rescue dogs. Bev was a loving and devoted mother, sister, soon to be grandmother and friend to all. She will be sadly missed. At request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Cambria County Humane Society, 743 Galleria Drive Ext. Johnstown PA 15904 in her memory. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, East Hills Chapel and Crematory, 404 Walters Ave. Johnstown PA 15904.
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Kristine Blake
Dec 28, 2019
I shall write peace on your wings, and you shall fly all over the world.
My heart is with Gus and every family member.
I am so sorry for the loss of the LIGHT of this world.
"I love you all dearly, now don't shed a tear, I'm spending my Christmas with Jesus this year."
Roseann Atty
Dec 04, 2019
Bev, you were my first best friend....I cannot believe you are gone. You raised three handsome strong successful children and given them the strength to carry forward. A job well done ! I will miss you sweet cousin, Love you Buddy
Shirley Vavrek
Dec 03, 2019
Bev I cannot believe your gone. You were so excited about becoming grandma for the first time. Life can be so unfair. You and Jeanne Buchan fly with the Angels up
there in Heaven until we all meet again. ❤️❤️
Shannon Nicoloff
Dec 03, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. Bev was one of the most helpful people at ACRP and I will miss seeing her beautiful smile. Bev made the Buffet Man Fundraiser better every year. Her jam packed office at ACRP depicted commitment, dedication and passion for the organization. Bev gave to children, animals and her colleagues. It was a pleasure to know Bev Bender. Peace & Blessings
Marlene Baldwin
Dec 03, 2019
My heart is breaking for all of you, maybe she wanted to see the grandchildren before they were born. What a beautiful, fun lady. Love you Aly.
Patti Nolan-Minder
Dec 03, 2019
Bev, I can’t believe you’ve left us. You will ALWAYS be in my heart. We played together as little girls and spent many great times together as teenagers. Through our lives, though separated by thousands of miles, we would see each other and catch up. I’ll miss you buddy!
Lorraine Yasenosky
Dec 03, 2019
A very special lady. I'll miss you my friend!!
Kathy Hruneni Sommers
Dec 02, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Bev’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I will always cherish the many great times we had over the last 57 years as Best Friends. I loved her and will miss her greatly. May you find comfort in the Lord our God.❤️
Cindi Wess
Dec 02, 2019
Know that those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Sincerest sympathy to all of Bev's family
Norb Cowan
Dec 02, 2019
I send my sincere condolences to Bev’s family. She was a great person and good friend. We enjoyed many happy times together at Garfield and JHS. She will truly be missed
Cathy Krinjeck
Dec 02, 2019
Bev was a very special person ; her kind, loving, compassionate and caring personality will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Please know that she was so very proud of all three of her children and she shared so many wonderful things about all of you. Her memory lives on through you. God bless you and your family at this difficult time.