John Bence
John Bence
John Bence

Obituary of John O. Bence

John O. Bence was born on January 4th, 1932, in Buffalo, New York, to his parents, Frederick and Mildred. John was a powerful and hard-working man who did not tolerate nonsense. John met his late wife Johanna while riding his motorcycle; this led to a marriage that lasted over 55 beautiful years. John and Johanna went on to have five children: Johanna, Janet, Jim, and their late children John and Joseph. Johns’ children eventually went on to have their own children, making him a grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. His family also consisted of his two cats, Silverado and Blacktop. For many years, John worked at Bethlehem Steel Company as a welder and at Maryvale High School as a cleaner for almost ten years. When he was not working, John was often found listening to semi-classical music, watching the Smithsonian Channel, or anything about history; he also tended to his vegetable garden. John also did a little traveling when he had extra free time. John also enjoyed boating; this stems from his time as a Merchant Marine in his younger years. June 16, 2022, 90 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Johanna (Altherr) Bence; loving father of Joanne Renzo, Janet Bence, Jim (Sue) Bence, the late John (Mickey) Bence Jr., and the late Joseph Bence; cherished grandfather of 8 grandchildren; great-grandfather of 10 great-grandchildren; great-great grandfather of 1 great-great grandchild; dear brother of Fred Bence, Nora Carroccia, William (Janet) Bence, Philip Bence, Mildred Robertson, and Bob (Linda) Bence; predeceased by sister Eda Foit and Elizabeth Guarino. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will be present Monday June 20th, 4-8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. Prayers will be said Tuesday June 21st, 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 2900 South Park Ave Lackawanna, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com
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Monday
20
June

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, June 20, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg Location
4199 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
21
June

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
21
June

Interment

11:00 am
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Holy Cross Cemetery (Lackawanna)
2900 South Park Ave.
Lackawanna, New York, United States
716-823-1197