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John "Jack" Bendon
(February 10, 1925 - January 26, 2013)

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Bendon, John "Jack" J., Stillwater, Saratoga Co.,

John "Jack" J. Bendon of Kellogg Road, passed away on Sunday, January 26 with his loving family at his side. He was 87.

Born in Mechanicville on Feb. 2, 1925, son of the late Thomas and Hazel (Downes) Bendon. He is the husband of Honora (Callahan) Bendon whom he married on Oct. 2, 1948.

A veteran of the United States Army, Jack served from 1943-1946. Jack served in France, Belgium, and Germany during WWII. He was a squad leader with the 28th Division during the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed by the B&M Railroad in Mechanicville, retiring in Dec. of 1987. While raising their family, Jack operated 2 gas stations and a restaurant in Mechanicville and Stillwater. He is a member of the American Legion, Earl J. Manning Post 490, Stillwater. He always had breakfast on Mondays with his Railroad Club.

Survivors in addition to his wife Honora include their children, Tom Bendon of Stillwater and Mary Anne Bendon of Stephentown, grandchildren Kristen (Jeff) Hyman of Champagne, IL and Matthew (Amy) Bendon of Lakeland, FL,great grandchildren Madelin, Nora and Lilly, brother and sister-in-laws Agnes Ryan, Dave Ryan, Marie Callahan all of Stillwater and Fr. Zachary Callahan of Merrick, Long Island.

Relatives and friends may call from 5-8pm on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 729Hudson Avenue. Funeral Mass will be conducted on Wednesday at 10:30am at All Saints on the Hudson Church, North, 895 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald B. H. Solomon - Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

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