Robert Bender, 85, of Clyde passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He was born October 14, 1936 in Sandusky the son of Kermit, Sr. and Eulalia (Reiter) Bender.
Robert worked as an owner-operator truck driver and served in the United States Army Reserves. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clyde.
He is survived by his son, Steve (Kim) Bender of Port Clinton; son-in-law, Al Zartman of Clyde; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, John (Carol) Bender of Fremont, Joe Bender of Redlands, CA; sisters, Mary (Norm) Fry of London, OH, Sheila Lucas of Long Beach, CA, Kathy Bender of Newark, and Regina Holland of Columbus.
In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Gail M. (Taylor) Bender, whom he married on June 21, 1958 at St. Mary’s; a son, David Bender; daughter, Terese Zartman; grandson, Andrew Zartman; sister, Dorothy Zitzelberger; and brothers, David Bender and Kermit Bender Jr.
Friends will be received on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at Foos Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 504 E. McPherson Hwy., Clyde. A funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 609 Vine Street, Clyde. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com