In memory of
Larry Bender
In memory of
Larry Bender
Larry Edward Bender, 77, of Lower Paxton Township passed away at his residence after a long challenging battle with PSC, a rare liver bile duct disease. Son of the late Mildred (Kelso) and Kenneth E. Bender. He married his teenage sweetheart, Beverly Jean (Clouser) Bender, on August 29, 1964. Survived by two sisters Tamara (Bender) Foltz and Marleen (Bender) Steele, several cousins, nieces, nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews. His grandfather Kelso was a country butcher and his grandfather Bender was a horse doctor. His great grandfather Kelso was one of the founders of Orrstown Bank. Born in Chambersburg, originally raised in Orrstown and later in Lower Paxton Township. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School, class of 1961. He graduated from farrier school at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and apprenticed as a farrier under Charles (Zimmie) Zimmerman of Linglestown. He was a member of the Charlton United Methodist Church and a long-time member of the American Farrier's Association. He was a highly respected and qualified farrier for 55 years, specializing in the American Saddlebred Show Horse, the Morgan Show Horse and the Hackney Show Horse and Pony. Several farriers apprenticed under his supervision. Larry was the official horse show farrier for the Devon Horse Show for 30 years, Pa. National Horse show for 35 years and for many years Children's Benefit Horse Show, Quentin Riding Club Horse Shows, Branchville Sussex County Horse Show, Lancaster Horse Show and Twin Brooks Riding Club Horse Shows (which he served as president when they purchased their show grounds). Larry was highly respected by the horse show community and trainers who never hesitated asking him to shoe their horses. Larry was a people person and was liked by those who knew or met him. He loved people, horses and dogs. Larry took great pride in watching his wife show their American Saddlebred Horses, Morgan Horses, and thoroughbred. In addition to his love for horses, Larry loved Doberman Pinchers and Pembroke Welsh Corgis and three special cats, Lucky Lady, Sprout and a special yellow cat – HVF Harry. Barn dogs and cats loved Larry and spent hours with him begging horse hoof, treats, love and attention. Larry relaxed fishing in the Chesapeake Bay with Captain Bobby Marshall, working in his garden and flower beds, collecting and restoring many different types of antiques, constructing wood projects, canning and cooking (being famous for his barbequed chicken and steaks prepared on his forge), designing and construction of silver and gold jewelry, doing special farm projects, cutting and chopping fire wood and watching his friend Dale Hammaker build and race 358 and 410 race cars for the Hammaker Racing Team. Larry will be sorely missed by all who knew him, but will always remain in their hearts and memories. Private services were conducted. Donations in his name can be made to the Salvation Army, Food Bank or charity of your choice. www.pennlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Larry Bender
Larry Edward Bender, 77, of Lower Paxton Township passed away at his residence after a long challenging battle with PSC, a rare liver bile duct disease. Son of the late Mildred (Kelso) and Kenneth E. Bender. He married his teenage sweetheart, Beverly Jean (Clouser) Bender, on August 29, 1964. Survived by two sisters Tamara (Bender) Foltz and Marleen (Bender) Steele, several cousins, nieces, nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews. His grandfather Kelso was a country butcher and his grandfather Bender was a horse doctor. His great grandfather Kelso was one of the founders of Orrstown Bank. Born in Chambersburg, originally raised in Orrstown and later in Lower Paxton Township. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School, class of 1961. He graduated from farrier school at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and apprenticed as a farrier under Charles (Zimmie) Zimmerman of Linglestown. He was a member of the Charlton United Methodist Church and a long-time member of the American Farrier's Association. He was a highly respected and qualified farrier for 55 years, specializing in the American Saddlebred Show Horse, the Morgan Show Horse and the Hackney Show Horse and Pony. Several farriers apprenticed under his supervision. Larry was the official horse show farrier for the Devon Horse Show for 30 years, Pa. National Horse show for 35 years and for many years Children's Benefit Horse Show, Quentin Riding Club Horse Shows, Branchville Sussex County Horse Show, Lancaster Horse Show and Twin Brooks Riding Club Horse Shows (which he served as president when they purchased their show grounds). Larry was highly respected by the horse show community and trainers who never hesitated asking him to shoe their horses. Larry was a people person and was liked by those who knew or met him. He loved people, horses and dogs. Larry took great pride in watching his wife show their American Saddlebred Horses, Morgan Horses, and thoroughbred. In addition to his love for horses, Larry loved Doberman Pinchers and Pembroke Welsh Corgis and three special cats, Lucky Lady, Sprout and a special yellow cat – HVF Harry. Barn dogs and cats loved Larry and spent hours with him begging horse hoof, treats, love and attention. Larry relaxed fishing in the Chesapeake Bay with Captain Bobby Marshall, working in his garden and flower beds, collecting and restoring many different types of antiques, constructing wood projects, canning and cooking (being famous for his barbequed chicken and steaks prepared on his forge), designing and construction of silver and gold jewelry, doing special farm projects, cutting and chopping fire wood and watching his friend Dale Hammaker build and race 358 and 410 race cars for the Hammaker Racing Team. Larry will be sorely missed by all who knew him, but will always remain in their hearts and memories. Private services were conducted. Donations in his name can be made to the Salvation Army, Food Bank or charity of your choice. www.pennlive.com/obits
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