Fred J. Bender

Longtime Wading River resident Fred J. Bender died Jan. 12 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 65.

Born Jan. 7, 1948, in Greenport to Wilbur and Anne (Wowak) Bender, he married Alice Jeneski on Aug. 10, 1969, in Riverhead.

Mr. Bender was a well-known local marine and landscape artist who had a passion for historical East End sites.

He is survived by his wife, of Wading River; his son, Arend Bender of Riverhead; his daughter, Kiersten Bender of Las Vegas, Nev.; his granddaughters, Amanda and Kylee Baschnagel of Las Vegas; his brothers, Jim Bender and Charles Bender, both of Aquebogue; and his sister Maggi Bender of Riverhead. He was predeceased by his mother in 2008 and his father in 2002.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a service at 7:30 p.m., Father Larry Duncklee officiating. Cremation will be private.

This is a paid notice.