Rose Marie (Slapkowski) Bender

August 24, 1942 ~ January 11, 2019 (age 76)

Rose Bender, 76, of Scottsdale Arizona, passed away on January 11, 2019 with her family by her side. Rose was born August 24, 1942 in Reading, PA to Walter and Mary Slapkowski. Rose married her childhood sweetheart, Reuben, in 1958 and shared 57 years of marriage. Rose is survived by daughters Karen and Sherri (Tim), son Kevin (Jennifer), brother Tommy, sister Linda and five grandchildren, Timothy, Abby, Nicholas, Berkeley and Kiley, as well as several nephews. Rose enjoyed and had a love for reading and animals, doing word search puzzles, talking almost daily with family, the beach and learning about history. But most of all she loved spending time with family. A Memorial Service was held on January 14 in Scottsdale with her immediate family.

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