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Benjamin R. Bundens

Benjamin R Bundens, 78, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully early in the morning of April 4, 2019.

Ben was a retired electrical engineer, who worked his entire career for the DuPont Company at locations that included Nashville, TN; Wilmington, NC; Aiken, SC and Wilmington, DE. He was an avid fisherman, tinkerer and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary-Jo (Worrell) Bundens, his five children Ben Jr., Joe, Dennis (Sheila), Amy (James) Keglovits and Becky (Carl) Baccellieri, and three siblings Mary Holverstott (Richard), Donald (Kathy) and Jeanne Rossiter (Joe). His ten grandchildren (Haley, Jack, Andrew, Hannah, Ryan, Lauren, Grace, Jenny, Jamie and Ben) kept him delightfully busy with their sporting events, concerts, dance recitals and adventures. Ben was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center: https://giving.christianacare.org/

Funeral Services

A viewing will be held on Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 6:30-8PM at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike. A second viewing will be held on Thursday at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 7 Sharpley Rd., Wilmington, DE, from 9:30-10:30AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM. Interment will be private.

Condolences

    Gary Ricci writes,
    Simply the best and will be dearly missed. Such an avid supporter of all of our sporting events even after our playing days turned into coaching days. Proud to call him a second Dad. Here’s hoping that there’s a Buick for him to dismantle and put back together again (with ALL of its parts) in Heaven above.
    04/04/2019 06:39 pm
    Kathy and Rich Carver writes,
    Ben was our beloved friend. Memories of times we spent together will always bring us joy.
    04/04/2019 07:21 pm
    Kathy Bundens writes,
    Ben leaves an amazing legacy. He participated with community, church, and most importantly family. We were so lucky that Ben was a part of our lives and gladly shared his family. Memories of fishing, Sea Isle, Mary-Jo and Ben’s family dinners, kids everywhere and Christmas are just a few of the great times shared with Ben. He knew how to live and leaves that example for us. We love you Ben. Donald and Kathy Bundens
    04/04/2019 07:22 pm
    Alida Chewning writes,
    Amy and Becky, My heart breaks for you and your family...Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers..So very sorry for the loss of your father. Alida Chewning (Columbus)
    04/04/2019 07:35 pm
    Jim Lewis writes,
    BIG BEN: A great Husband, a great Dad, a great Grandfather, a terrific loyal Friend. You my friend will be so very missed by all who's lives you touched.
    04/04/2019 10:32 pm
    Jeanne and Joe Rossiter writes,
    Ben was a man who taught by example. He was a kind and gentle man who always helped others. All you had to do was watch him and you could learn something about the right way to live. He was a beautiful man with a beautiful mind and soul. His light was a beacon as an example for all. He will be greatly missed.
    04/04/2019 10:37 pm
    Alison Frey lit a candle and writes,
    I had pleasure of meeting Ben a few years ago. He and MJ came out to the high school to support one of the fundraisers where I was volunteering. I had known MJ and her daughters for years but I had never met Ben. He was delightful (of course!) but I was instantly drawn to the twinkle in his eyes! That is not something you can fake or turn on... it is your being. Your soul. Amy recently told me that her dad was a GREAT dad. I don’t doubt that at all, Bundens family. I see a lot of twinkling in your eyes. I am so very sorry for your loss. With light and love, Alison Frey
    04/05/2019 08:40 am
    Judy Mendez Dyson lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest sympathy for all the family! Such wonderful memories in Richmond always..... from Moondance days to Kuba-Kuba. Know that you all are in my thoughts & prayers. My mother sends you all much love & prayers too! The Mendez Family
    04/05/2019 09:22 am
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    04/05/2019 02:20 pm
    Clint Searl lit a candle and writes,
    Since our mothers were the only Walter sisters and he and I were only a couple months different in age, we spent a lot of time on the old farm together sharing barefoot adventures until our paths separated during our teens. Reconnecting occasionally after many decades, I found Ben to be one of the most friendly, joyous, and family centered men I've ever known. My thoughts are with all who loved him.
    04/05/2019 03:15 pm
    Dianne Walter writes,
    We are so sad to hear about Benny’s passing. Thinking about all of you. Love, Jim and Dianne Walter
    04/05/2019 03:38 pm
    Amy and Grant Davis lit a candle and writes,
    Joe and the Bundens family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May wonderful memories bring you peace during this very difficult time. Amy and Grant
    04/05/2019 06:28 pm
    Bill Graney writes,
    Your small group faith sharing stands out as an outstanding long lasting memory of mine and others. He was willing helper in many projects. Your marriage is a sign of vitality and joy. Yours was a welcoming home. His positive and faith filled attitude stood out whenever I visited with him and Mary-Jo over the years. May he rest in peace. Bill G
    04/07/2019 08:15 am
    Paula and Bob Widenor lit a candle and writes,
    Mary Jo and Bundens family, we are so sorry for your loss. Ben was a wonderful person both inside and outside. Sending our prayers.
    04/07/2019 08:58 am
    Janet Chandler lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Mary Jo and family, We send our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear husband, Ben. We want you to know that we are here for you to give you love and support during this difficult time. In sadness, The staff at Guardian Angel Child Care
    04/08/2019 12:32 pm
    Judy Gillis writes,
    Mary-Jo and family Ray and I are so sorry for your loss. Ben was a wonderful person we shall all miss him.So many memories of "the farm,baseball games, Sunday afternoons and last my first black eye.Ben was loved by all who know him
    04/08/2019 04:47 pm
    Liz Malone lit a candle and writes,
    Our prayers are with your very special family at this time. You all are a rock solid group and we are blessed to have known the patriarch ❤️
    04/09/2019 11:36 am
    Hollie and Chuck lit a candle and writes,
    Weren’t you all so fortunate to have him! Wonderful memories of you, Ben Jr., with your Dad (Chuck ‘advising’ on the porch project!) and Mom and all the other lovely family members we’ve been lucky enough to spend time with. Our thoughts and hearts are with you all. Much love, The Wrenns
    04/09/2019 04:38 pm
    Kevin Bickmore lit a candle and writes,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies are with your entire during this difficult time. I’m sure everyone who knew Ben are better people because they knew him.
    04/09/2019 09:26 pm
    Joy Munyon writes,
    Dear Mary Jo, Was so sorry to learn of Ben's passing. He was a pretty good friend of mine during our high school years and I was really saddened to read of his passing. Happily I know that you two were a happy couple with a wonderful family to help all of you during this rough time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Joy Munyon
    04/10/2019 09:05 pm
    Jason Farwell writes,
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Jason, Missy, Jesse, & Ella
    04/11/2019 07:01 am

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