Robert Raymond Bender Sr., of Conrad, MT, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in Belgrade, MT. He was born August 23, 1942 in Bristol, PA to Jacob and Pauline (Loessy) Bender. Robert attended and graduated from Bristol, PA schools. He married Kimberly Mazzie, on June 27, 1977 in Montrose, PA. Robert enjoyed gardening, hunting, and camping, but most of all loved laughing and spending time with his family. Robert was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by: his wife Kim Bender of Conrad, MT; children Robert Jacob (Holly) Bender of Conrad, MT, Robert Raymond (Rhonda) Bender Jr. of Conrad, MT, Bobbi Jo (James) Archambault of Virginia, and Nicole (Mike) Meis of Belgrade, MT; and 11 grandchildren. Private family services will be held at a later date.