Posted On February 13th, 2011 -

RICHARD S. BENDER On the evening of January 24, 2011, Richard S. (Dick) Bender passed away peacefully in Santa Cruz, California. Dick was born August 7, 1934 in San Francisco, CA. Dick was an outstanding athlete. His HOF record at San Jose State was 118 Wins- 5 Draws-6 Losses. He also possessed a remarkable capacity for friendship, an insatiable curiosity, and the natural gifts of a great storyteller. He is survived by his beloved Helen Eidemiller of Santa Cruz, brother Dr Thomas Bender of New York, daughters Rebecca Davis of Colorado and , Rachel Bender and Roxanne Greene of Las Vegas. The memorial will be held Saturday February 19th, 2011 at the Santa Cruz Elks Club 150 Jewel Street from 1-3 pm.

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