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Cynthia (Froelich) Bender

June 28, 1953 ~ October 24, 2018 (age 65)
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Cynthia Bender, 65, of Canton, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 while at home.

Cynthia was born June 28, 1953 in Newton, Kansas; the daughter of Herbert and Cora (Arnold) Froelich. She graduated from Bethel College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she received a Master’s Degree in Library Science. Cynthia was the Librarian at the Enoch-Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland prior to moving to Canton. On August 31, 1974, Cynthia was married to David Bender. While in Canton, Cynthia had become an active member of S.O.A.R. and Friends of the Canton Free Library and she loved to read.

Cynthia is survived by her husband of 44 years, David Bender; her mother, Cora Froelich; two brothers, Dana (Debbie Hwa) Froelich of St. Louis, MO and Stephen (Debbie Sarmiento) Froelich of Overland Park, KS. Also surviving are her many friends.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Canton Free Library, P.O. Box 150; Canton, New York 13617 or or to the Enoch-Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral Street; Baltimore, MD 21201 or at

Calling hours for Cynthia will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the O’Leary Funeral Home, Canton.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at Arrangements for Cynthia Bender are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.


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