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Dr. Obie Bender

August 28, 1940 ~ January 9, 2021 (age 80)

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Dr. Obie Bender passed away on January 9, 2021. Dr. Bender died peacefully at home with his family in Strongsville, OH. He was a Canton, Ohio native who after 36 years, retired from Baldwin Wallace College as the Executive Assistant to the President in 2006. Obie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty, his children, Lydia, Craig, Rhonda, and Monica, five grandchildren, and a host of great, and great-great grandchildren. At Obie's request, there will be no memorial services held. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please donate to Cleveland Clinic Hospice at

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