Anthony D. ‘Tony’ Bender, 38, worked at NAS as an electrician

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Anthony D. 'Tony' Bender
Anthony D. ‘Tony’ Bender

Anthony D. ‘Tony’ Bender, 38, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Tony was born in Langley, Va., to Thomas Bender and Vickiane Wigdahl.

He graduated from Menchville High School in 1997. Soon after, Tony joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served 18 years before retiring. After his retirement from the Air Force, he worked at NAS as an electrician.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rachael Bender; son, Michael; daughters, Catherine and Aurora; mother, Vicky Bender; father, Thomas Bender; brothers, Alan and Billy; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. Burial will immediately follow in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veteran Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd., Suffolk.

Express condolences to the family at altmeyerfh.com.