William J. Bender (Bill) passed away January 14 surrounded by his loved ones. Bill was devoted to his loving wife, Mary, for 60 years. Bill also loved and was loved by his 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Bill was a pilot, a self-taught programmer and a constant tinker and whiz with all types of electronic gadgets. He often used his latest tech creations to amuse his grandchildren and friends. Bill was amazingly skilled at building RC airplanes and digital trains. Bill was an avid world traveler, having made it to all of the continents but one. His family and friends will dearly miss Bill. Private services will be held.