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Joseph Bender, MD

Obituary for Joseph Bender, MD

December 28, 1927 - June 19, 2018
West Chester, Pennsylvania | Age 90

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Joseph Bender, MD of West Chester, formerly of Norristown, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2018 at age 90. Born December 28, 1927 in Philadelphia, Joe was the son of Mary (Zeitchik) and Rudolph Bender. Joe and his beloved wife, the late Maejean (Swartzman) Bender raised their family in Norristown.

Joe was the loving father of Alison Bender Haimes (Walter Cook and was previously married to Todd Haimes), Laura Bender Koropey (Roman Koropey), Robin Bender Stevens (Edward Stevens) and Rodd William Bender (Cari Feiler Bender). He was the cherished grandfather, "Poppop" of Hilary Haimes (Jonathan Salik), Andrew Haimes (Stacy Fallas), Alexandra Piazza (Matthew Piazza), Kathryn Windmoeller (Jason Windmoeller), Bryce Stevens (Kat Peterson), Cassidy Stevens, Maxwell Bender and Hallie Bender. He was the great grandfather, "TriPop" of Julia Mae Piazza and Charleston Olivia Windmoeller, and devoted companion of Shirlee Kaplan.

Patients, colleagues and friends considered Joe to be a gracious and classic old world gentleman. Joe proudly served our country in the US Army. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania and Alpha Omega Alpha from McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal. An internist, Joe practiced in the Norristown area from 1960 to 2000 and was Chief of Medicine at Sacred Heart Hospital and Norristown State Hospital. He was an active member of Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue and an ardent supporter of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Relatives and friends are invited to Joe's Funeral Service at Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue, 1920 W. Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Haym Salomon Memorial Park. Shiva will be observed Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Donations in Joe's memory may be made to Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue at the address above or the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, One South Broad St., 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Family Services entrusted to Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 610-277-7000.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue
    1920 W. Skippack Pike
    Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • Philadelphia Orchestra Association
    1 South Broad St.
    14th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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