Russell W. “Bill” Binder went to be with his Lord Jesus on June 10, 2017, while a patient at Four Seasons Elizabeth House. He resided in Sweetwater Hills with his devoted wife, Rebecca.
Bill was born on Feb. 27, 1925 in Hackensack, NJ to Russell L. and Dorothy H. Binder. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Virginia Bellinger. He attended Hackensack High School and at the onset of WWII, enlisted in the U.S. Army, married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Scholtes, and proudly served in the European Theater. He and his first wife celebrated 49 years together before her death in 1992. They had 3 daughters and 4 sons: Janet Arwe Salkeld (husband James) of Hendersonville; Linda S. Armston (husband Greg) of Manahawken, NJ; Nancylee Salerno of Plantsville, CT (dec); William S. Binder (wife Barbara) of New Milford, CT; Scott A. Binder (wife Sue) and Carl H. Binder (wife Joanne), both of Jacksonville, FL; and Todd R. Binder (wife Donna) of Central Valley, NY. He was blessed to have 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
During his working career as a mechanical engineer, Bill enjoyed many years with Smythe Mfg., Doubleday, Holson, and Lederle Laboratories in the CT/NY area before retiring to Hendersonville in 1991.
In 1997, Bill married Rebecca McCall Rogers of Brevard and in doing so, gained another dear daughter, Barbara McCrary (husband Gene) of Brevard, 2 more grandchildren and 2 more great-grands.
He will always be remembered for his faith, determination, hard work, resourcefulness and most of all, his love for his family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 1:00 PM at the First Alliance Church in Laurel Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the American Center for Law and Justice, Box 90555, Washington DC 20090 (1-800-342-2255) or Wounded Warriors, Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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