NamePatricia Ann Bender
BirthMay 27, 1930, Carrolltown, Pa.
DeathJun 21, 2016, Ebensburg, Pa.
FatherBede Alphonsus Bender (1893-1969)
MotherNaomi Mary Farabaugh (1909-1999)
BirthJun 8, 1928, Dunmore, Pa.
DeathMar 6, 2011, Loretto, Pa.
BurialLoretto, Pa.
MarriageSep 13, 1952, St. Benedict's Church, Carrolltown, Pa.
Notes for Patricia Ann Bender
Drs. Patricia and Joseph Bentivegna settled in Loretto, Pa. Pat was a Fulbright scholar and a Spanish instructor at St. Francis College, Pa. She frequently lectured on Spanish literature and completed her doctoral studies on the zarzuela (Spanish musical theater) at the University of Pittsburgh.
Notes for Joseph James (Spouse 1)
Dr. Joseph Bentivegna was an educator and administrator at St. Francis University for 20 years He was also a psychology teacher, hospital administrator, and lecturer on ethnicity. Joe was Director of Upward Bound and the SEATA program at St. Francis 1966-1976, and a grantsman. He completed his doctoral studies on Black Lung disease at the University of Pittsburgh. In later life, he started the Italian Heritage Society of Pa., and became a vocational rehabilitation specialist and judge in the West-Central Pennsylvania area. He was also an operatic quality tenor and accompanied himself on piano, guitar and mandolin.
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