Philip E. ‘Chip’ Bender

Philip E. “Chip” Bender, 68, Irvine, Calif., formerly of Gallitzin, died Aug. 9, 2014. He was born in Gallitzin, son of Paul and Catherine (Burkhart) Bender. Surviving are his wife: Molly J. (Finnegan); three children: Jamieson, Rhett and Regina; and three siblings: Elaine Davis, Paul and Brian. He was preceded in death by two infant sons: Paul and Jerome. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Gallitzin. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, the Rev. Albert Ledoux as celebrant. Committal will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.