NICHOLAS JOHN BENDER
NICHOLAS JOHN BENDER ~ Age 39, of Corfu, died peacefully Wednesday morning March 27, 2019 at home under the care of his beloved wife, his loving family and his extended law enforcement family. Nick was born in Buffalo, NY on September 13, 1979, a son of Rick and Susan (LaCrego) Bender of Lancaster; he is preceded in death by his brother, Aaron D. Bender in 2003.
Nick graduated from Lancaster High School in 1998 and joined the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department as a Corrections Officer some five years ago. He loved his job and his co-workers, Nick was always first in and last out, he simply had your back when trouble came around, giving him the respect of his peers. Nick was “Loud” & “Sassy”, you knew when he walked into a room, but he was compassionate and had a soft side as well. He enjoyed the outdoors, his Harley, cuddling with Bobbie Jo, camping, hunting with Jacob for hours and fishing with his sweet Riley.
Along with his parents Nick is survived by his dearest Cherie (Roman) whom he married in 2010; children, Riley Bender and Jacob Miller at home, Bobbie Jo (Adam) Hill of Pembroke and Brandon Bender of Newark, NY; father & mother-in-law, Mathew (Frances) Roman, Jr. of Corfu; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Coles of Buffalo; paternal grandmother, Joan Bender of Depew; godparents, Robin Mutka and Richard Bender along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Nick’s family will be present from 12-6pm along with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard on Sunday March 31, 2019 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, NY 14020 where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 6p.m. (PLEASE NOTE: All Law Enforcement is asked to assemble 4:15p.m. at the funeral home with a Final Salute of Nick at 4:30p.m). The family requests memorials in his memory to the Genesee County Sheriffs Employees Association for the future Memorial Garden PO Box 46 Batavia, New York 14021.
“236 Genesee…No answer 236 Genesee…236 Genesee out of service. Although you are gone, you will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, our friend.
Please share your words of comfort with Nick’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com or for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF NICHOLAS JOHN BENDER IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.