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Sally H. (Hoddick) Bender

June 1, 1932 ~ February 16, 2022 (age 89)


Sally H. Bender (nee Hoddick)
of West Seneca, at the age of 89 on February 16th, 2022.

Wife of the late Merrill A. Bender, M.D.

Mother of Merrill Scott (Vicki), James Y. (Cathy), Julia (Myron) Bender - Sharvan, Jeffrey (Sylvia), Dana (late Zach) Belcher, Deborah Bender and the late Michael Bender.

Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials to The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care.

Please see link below.

Services to be announced by NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS, Inc. FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Rd.; Lackawanna (716-824-4000).

Mrs. Bender was a Graduate of Kenmore West High School and Mount Holyoke College.

She studied a Doctoral Program under the auspices of the Atomic Energy Commission at the University of Rochester. 

Along with her husband, she was active in the establishment of Nuclear Medicine in Western New York, training young physicians in the field

As an Alternate Delegate, she attended the Atoms for Peace Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

She traveled with her husband under the auspices of The International Atomic Energy Commission.

She retired from Roswell Park after 25 years as an Assistant Cancer Research Scientist and Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

An avid sailor, she loved sailing Lake Ontario, the Bay of Quinty and the St. Lawrence River with her family.


Services are to be announced


The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care
225 Como Park Blvd.; Cheektowaga, NY 14225,
Tel: (716)686-1900

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