On February 5, 2004, REVERENDLAWRENCE A. BENDER, S.S., beloved son of the late Barbara S. (nee Ploor) and Frederick S. Bender, devoted brother of Mary (Susie) Bender Johnson and the late Joseph H., Edward F., Frederick J., Walter L., and Leonard J. Bender. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Friends may call at St. Martin's Home-Little Sisters of the Poor, 601 Maiden Choice Lane on Monday from 1:30 to 5 P. M at which time a Vigil Service will be held. Father Bender will lie in state at St. Mary Church, Bryantown, MD, on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 A. M the funeral hour. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Sulpician Retirement Fund, 5408 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21210. Arrangements by Leonard J. Ruck Inc.