Linda J. Bendler

November 4, 1952 - October 24, 2019

Linda J. Bendler, age 66, of Newark, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 24, 2019.  She was surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 4, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Alvin R. and Dorothy E. (Pfister) Bendler.  Linda enjoyed her job as an administrative assistant with Artesian Water for 10 years. 

Linda took pleasure in attending The Town Church and enjoyed going to bible study. Her commitment to her faith was evident in her daily devotionals, journaling and her leadership in several bible studies.  Her passion in life was for everyone to know the love of Jesus and the truth in God’s word.  She was also an avid reader and loved to garden, especially her flowers.  Linda made her fondest memories during time spent with her family.  Above all, she will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, niece, aunt and dear friend to many.

Linda is survived by her daughters, Brianna Riddell of Dallas, TX and Alainna Holmes of Newark; brothers, Tom Bendler of Newark and Dale Bendler of Port Penn; aunt and uncle, Janet and David Armstrong of Port Penn; and niece, Anna Bendler of Newark.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at The Town Church, 160 Commerce Drive, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 7 pm.  Interment will be held privately in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to MARKINC Ministries, 2880 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701.


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  • I’m so sad to hear of this news . Linda was a beautiful person inside and out and will be dearly missed !

  • Our deepest & heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. We are so sorry for your loss Brianna & Alainna, we certainly remember you well as little girls when you were living in Sherwood Forest & your dear mom dressing you girls so pretty & taking you to church every Sunday.
    Your mom was always a very soft spoken & caring person for as long as I can remember & she always had a smile for everyone who crossed her path.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all!
    With Deepest Sympathy in Christ,
    Joe & Manetta Gorenflo

  • We are sorry for your loss. I worked with her Mom for many years. We are sending prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 to the family

  • My deepest condolences, Linda was a beautiful lady always a warm smile,I am so sorry to hear of her loss!My heart goes out to the family!May God get you through this very difficult time!!!My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Very Sorry for your loss Brianna, May your mom’s soul Rest In Peace. God Bless

  • I will miss Linda greatly. She was a huge source of encouragement for me with her words of wisdom & verses she would share. I know she is dancing on streets of gold with Jesus & loved ones pain free. She is looking on us with a longing to see us again as we weep & miss her. Soon Linda we will all be there!!

  • I am so very sad to hear of your loss. Praying for you during this difficult time.

  • So sad and sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. What a gift to know we will see this beautiful woman again with Jesus.

  • I am so saddened to learn of Linda’s passing. My deepest thoughtful and prayers.

  • I was so saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a remarkable woman and touched so many lives with her smile and joy. Her love for Jesus was evident where she went. My heartfelt prayers to her daughters and family. I will pray for our Lord to surround all of you with His strength and comfort. Linda is now rejoicing with Jesus. I remember her close bond with her Aunt Janet and Uncle David. May your hearts hold dear all the memories. God be with all of you.
    Linda Bedford

  • My heart is broken to hear of Linda’s family’s loss. She was a wonderful woman and I’m thankful that I was privileged to know her. Her life was a beautiful testimony of God’s love and power. She was truly a beautiful woman of God. Her daughters, brothers, aunt, uncle and cousins as well as her friends were richly blessed by having her in their lives for the time God allowed her to be with us. The great hope we can cling to is that one day we will see her again. Thank you, Jesus.

  • Linda was a dear friend and co-worker many years ago at ICI. She was wonderful to work with; a loving, compassionate and kind spirit who will be missed not only by me but by anyone who was blessed to have known her. My husband, Lee, and I are so sorry for the loss your family is enduring and pray that God’s blessings will, in time, heal the hearts of all her family and friends who loved her so dearly.

  • Linda was so full of Faith and Courage and a great inspiration to me, She was my friend for such a short time and I will miss her,She went home to be with God,

  • So sorry for your loss. She knows she was loved and will still be loved. Prayers for you and your family.

  • My dear brothers + sisters in Christ. My heart is heavy w/grief over the loss of your beautiful, godly mother, sister, neice, aunt + friend 💔! Praying you find comfort in knowing Linda ran the race + finished well, keeping her eyes fixed on Jesus in good time + bad. She is now in the glorious presence of our Lord + Savior, perfected in every way 🙏 Love + prayers, Cathy

  • Dale and Family,
    I am so sorry for the Loss of your Sister. May your Sister’s memory, Help ease the heartfelt pain at this most difficult time. I will have you and your Family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

  • Dear Tom and Anna,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was a woman of God; very kind and encouraging. Her radiant smile brightened my heart. My prayer is that her family and friends are comforted by pleasant memories of Linda’s preciousness. ♥️

  • I will miss seeing you and searching for you in church Linda. Bless you dear friend. Until we meet again.

  • Sorry for your lost. I’m sure she will missed by family and friends.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time

  • Linda was a dear friend and sister in Christ. Her love of our Lord was always present in everything did and said. She loved her family so much and was so proud of them. It is such a blessing to know she is know in the arms of our Savior for an eternity of love and perfection with Christ.

  • Linda was such a beautiful woman of grace. She exemplified her faith so well and was so sweet and kind. What a blessing she was to so many people. May The Lord bring comfort to all her family.

  • Linda knew the Lord intimately & was such an encourager. I got to know her through House Church & Trip to Maine in 2013 ! She will be missed. Condolences to her family

  • Dear Brianna,
    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow and loss. My mother passed away in February, and I miss her everyday. But, as you, I trust that our sweet mothers are safe and well in the arms of our Savior, and we will be joyfully reunited one glad day. I pray that God will comfort and guide you always.
    Love, Beth

  • Dear Linda’s family, Linda is a shining light to me as a vibrant Christian woman who loved Jesus and wanted to share Him with anyone who would listen. I loved talking with her about Jesus and we always shared scriptures together as well as experiences where God was so present in a situation and gave wisdom in working it through. She loved to see people’s eyes light up when she talked with them about Him. I will miss her, yet I know I will see her again…with Jesus. Love to all of you, Beverly

  • Alainna and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you strength and love to get through this difficult time.

  • Alainna, I am so sorry to hear about your great loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Kristin and I are so very sorry for your loss. Linda was a beautiful person that we were so fortunate to get to spend some time with over the years. Our sincere condolences to the whole family, she will be missed.

  • So sorry for your loss. Linda was a sweet loving person with a brilliant smile. My conversations with her always left me encouraged by her commitment to Him. She will be missed. She modeled incredible strength and grace.

  • Linda was a wonderful friend to me. We worked together for many years. She was one of the kindest humans I’ve ever known. A bright Light in the world has gone out. Deepest sympathies to her girls and family she loved so much. Much Love