Obituary of E. Marilyn Bender
E. Marilyn Bender, 88, of Troy Hills Center, Parsippany passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years Joseph J. Bender. She was also predeceased by her loving sister Phyllis Richards in 1994. She is survived by her son Bradley Bender of Danby, VT and daughter Lyn (Peter) Rand of Denville, NJ as well as grandchildren Cassandra Bender of Danby, VT, Kyle, Jack and Joshua Rand of Denville, NJ and a great-grandson Blake Lohsen of Danby, VT.
Born to Samuel and Ethel Bunting in Paterson, NJ she moved to West Milford Township, NJ in 1939 and resided there until 2013 when she moved to Denville. She assisted her husband in the operation of Bunting’s Sunoco in Hewitt and Bender and Sherman Tires in West Milford until becoming a licensed Realtor for Cardinale Realty in Hewitt.
She was a charter member of the Frank M. Sell American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a founding member of the Church of the Incarnation (Episcopal) in West Milford. Marilyn was also an active member of the Awosting Association coordinating several activities. She was a member of the Saint Elizabeth Memorial Chapel in Tuxedo, NY for several decades and most recently the Denville Community Church (United Methodist.)
A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held on March 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Denville Community Church, 190 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, NJ. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Denville Fire Department by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org. Please leave a condolence and special memory for her family.