Mother of Dean Bender dies

Native Russian Sonia Bender was 91

Sonia Bender, mother of Dean Bender, a founding partner of public relations firm Bender/Helper Impact, died Nov. 1 in Long Beach, Calif. She was 91.

Born in Russia, she was nicknamed Sunny.

She is survived by two sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Boy’s Town.

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