Mark Austin Bendler - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Mark Austin Bendler

Born September 30, 1954

Mark Austin Bendler, age 62, a lifelong resident of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 30, 1954. Mark graduated from William Penn High School in 1973 and then went to work for P&C Roofing, from where he recently retired after 44 years.

He was an active member of Jackson Lodge No. 19 AF & AM in Delaware City, where he had served as an officer. Mark was a member of Nur Shriners and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite.An avid golfer, he enjoyed watching the game and many other sports. He loved being at the beach, traveling to his home in Florida and spending time with family and friends, who will miss him more than words can say.

Mark had a contagious laugh, an ever-present smile and a personality that filled a room.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Foraker Neel and stepfather, Robert Neel.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Cindy (Kirk) Bendler; his son and daughter, Mark Bendler Jr. (Nicole) of Townsend and Amanda Bendler (Robb), of Delaware City; stepdaughter and stepson, Megan Brittingham of Delaware City and Robbie Sterling (Caitlyn) of Townsend; 8 grandchildren, Aidan, Evan, Kylie, Landon, Madalynn, Maci, MaKena and Payton; sister, Pam Gray (Buddy); brother, Wade Bendler (Vicki); mother- and father-in-law, Peg and Jack Kirk; and his brothers-in-law, John Kirk (Maryann) and David Kirk (Diane). Survivors also include two uncles, an aunt and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Christiana Care and Dr. SuJung Park.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 10:30 am on Saturday morning, February 18, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. A masonic service will be held at 10:15 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mark’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.


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27 Condolences for Mark Austin Bendler

  • Cindy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Words can never take away the pain but all the wonderful memories you have of Mark will help to get you through. Prayers to all.

  • Cindy and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and love are with you at this difficult time. Marlene & Tom

  • I was sorry to here of your passing Mark, I have fun memories of us playing together as kids ! Sorry for your loss Pam and Wade ! Bobby Carpenter

  • RIP. Always on our minds in our hearts

  • send a I’m so sorry to hear about Mark you have my sincere condolences to you and your family I’m sending prayers Mark was a great man and he had a beautiful family

  • RIP Mark!! You will be truly miss by us as well as everybody who knew you!!!
    Love you!!!

  • Cindy and family,

    I was saddened to see the passing of Mark. I knew Mark when I was younger and being friends with the Foraker’s. He always had such an infectious laugh and wonderful smile. He would always greet people with such genuine enthusiasm. I know the painful loss of him will be unbearable at times, but just know that he will be around you always… in some way for the rest of your life, and he would want you to laugh and smile just the way that he used to. May the good Lord above, give all of you the strength and understanding to get through all the many days ahead. My deepest condolences to your family, extended families, and his friends.
    Gail Kracyla

  • Cindy and family, We are so sorry to hear about Mark. Our sincere condolences to all the family. The girls expressed they condolences to you and the family.

    Perry, Nancy, Yvonne, Pamela, Beth and Ida

  • Dear Cindy,

    You and your wonderful family are in our hearts and minds. Always. We send you strength and love. We stand ready to help in any way possible in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

    With love, Debbie

  • Cindy and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dominic & Tina Fontana

  • Cindy,
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  • Cindy and Family,
    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayer for comfort and strength.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Keep Mark close to your heart by remembering
    all the good times together. Sending many hugs to you all.

  • Cindy and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, Mark was a good neighbor and a good listener, we spoke on many occasions, our prayers are with you.

  • I was surprised and sad to hear of Mark’s passing. I want to offer my condolences to his immediate and extended family. I always enjoyed being around Mark. He always had a spark for life and a ready smile. We will miss you Mark/

  • Cindy & Bendler Family, We are so sorry for your loss, no words can express …. Mark was a great person, funny, caring, and that infectious smile! He was one of a kind… God Bless You All ….

    The Nost Family

  • Dear Cindy and Family,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I hope you find comfort and peace in memories of your time together.

  • Cindy and family,

    Heartfelt condolences in the loss of Mark. God bless you in this time of mourning. The church is here for you.

  • Cindy,

    I can’t tell you how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My dear friend Amanda, I’m so very sorry for such a great loss . You always spoke of him with such high respect. If you need me I’m here for you, God Bless you and your family

  • Mark and Amanda, keep your head’s and up and smiles in full gleam. Remember all the times you had. Stay strong together!!!

  • Dear Cindy and family:
    I am so sorry for your lost. May the cherished memories left behind and the love and care of your family and friends bring you comfort in your sorrow; memories never leave us! My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family!

  • Cindy –
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Holding you and your family in His Light.

  • Dear Cindy and family ~ We were so saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Our thoughts, prayers and many hugs are with you all at this time. He will be missed.

    Carolyn & Peggy Miller

  • To the Families:

    Condolences to you at this difficult time. Rest in peace Mark.

  • Cindy and family. I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mark. Try to stay strong. He was such a nice person.

  • So sorry for your lost prayers for you and your family RIP Mark.

  • My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mark, the bible gives us a hope for the future that all those who have fallen asleep in death will one day be resurrected. “Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…”-John 5:28,29 and we can look forward to the day when all suffering and death will be gone forever. (Revelation 21:4)