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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Matthew Scott Bender

April 21, 2021

Friedens

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Matthew Scott Bender, 47, of Friedens, died April 21, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, born August 23, 1973 in Johnstown. He is the son of the late John J. Bender, and Cathy L. (Stutzman) Griffith and her husband Marlin of Somerset. Also survived by his wife the former Kimberly Ann Strong to whom he was married 18 years, children; Hannah Drane and boyfriend Tyler Quilodran of Lynchburg, VA, Tyler Drane of Fayetteville, NC, and Christian Bender of Friedens, sisters and brother; Beth Ann Houpt and husband David of Friedens, Dawn Davis and husband Greg of Somerset, Jeremy Bender and wife Jessica of Bluffton, SC, maternal grandparents Clifford and Sally Stutzman of Berlin, niece and nephews; Britney Houpt, Devin Houpt and wife Laekyn, Brayden Houpt, James, William and Alex Bender, great-nephew and niece; Mason Graff, and Avery Houpt. Matt was a 1992 graduate of Somerset High School, he worked as a self employed truck driver. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, he enjoyed, hunting, working on his truck, boating, camping, vacationing, and spending time with his family. Friends received 9-11 a.m Monday at Somerset Alliance Church, where a service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Reverend Andrew Broucher officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Somerset Christian School 708 Stoystown Rd. Somerset, PA 15501. Arrangements by the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Somerset. To leave a condolence please visit www.haugerzeigler.com

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Dr Terry Coslic and wife, Nang

April 26, 2021 11:48 AM

Cathy and Beth:
Cathy I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your son.  I never met him but I feel like I do from my conversations with you.  Beth I know how you feel losing a brother.   My prayers and best wishes go out to your entire family.

Coach Shumaker, Coach Cavrak and families

April 25, 2021 1:43 PM

Our condolences, thoughts and prayers to your family from your Somerset Hockey Family.
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Larry, Lydia, Travis, Jack & Connie

April 25, 2021 10:59 AM

Matthew will remain in our hearts forever
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April 24, 2021 2:48 PM

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Love, Dave Brenda & family

April 23, 2021 10:28 PM

Kim
So many great memories we have about Matt to share. He was always so intrigued by Dave for some reason. Even gave him his own special name “Super Dave.” Your family is in our thoughts & prayers

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