Russell W. “Bill” Binder

February 27, 1925 - June 10, 2017
Russell W. “Bill” Binder

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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.




Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 PM

First Alliance Church - Directions
1821 Windsor Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • October 02, 2017
    Carl Binder - Russell's Son says:
    My Dad was an amazing Man! Both a loving Father and a Wonderful person. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my father and the Wonderful memories of him growing up. I'm proud of my Father for being a World War II Veteran and for teaching me Right from Wrong. For being there for me whenever I needed him and for teaching me that value of hard work! I know my father is with me always! I miss you Dad! I love you dearly and heaven is a better place now that you and Mom are together again!

  • October 02, 2017
    Carl lit a candle:
    Lit since October 2, 2017 at 10:54:08 PM

  • October 03, 2017
    Bill Binder says:
    Dad, You always provided for us, don’t know how you did it with such a large family, but you managed. We grew up in a nice neighborhood, in a beautiful house and we always seemed to have what we needed. I did not always understand you or some of the things that you used to make me do as a kid, until I was no longer a kid. Being a father is not an easy task and comes with great responsibility. I remember one of your favorite sayings … “The Apple Does Not Fall Far from The Tree”. You, as I tried with my own Children, tough me to work hard, respect my elders, do a good job and do it right, be honest, be responsible and to do my best. And, let’s not forget…. chew with my mouth closed. Yes, I still have some bruises… but I don’t crew with my mouth open any more. Our relationship may not have always been as close or strong as we may both have wanted it to be but I thank God that I had time with you towards the end. I think I understand you better now than I ever did. I’m so thankful that I was with you those last few hours. I think of you every day and the conversation we had “Father & Son” even if only through squeezing my hand. Dad, you were a good father and I’m proud to be your son. You will always be with me and a pray I keep making you proud. Tell Mom and Nancylee I love them and I pray I get the chance to tell them in person someday. Love ya Pop!

  • October 03, 2017
    Linda Armston says:
    Words can never fill the void nor express my affection for you. Instead I choose to share this... that "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, red solo cup in one hand, something to eat in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo Hoo, What a ride!"" I believe that you, Dad, had quite a good 'ride' and I will raise my glass to you and pray that I may exemplify all you have taught me in this journey that is called life. Love you , Till we meet again-

  • October 03, 2017
    Shawn Binder says:
    Pop Pop, I want to thank you for this amazing head of hair and for eyebrows that won't quit. You were always smiling or laughing whenever I was around you, and I will forever cherish the stories you shared with me. I distinctly remember the first time you shared with me the first book published by a Binder, it only cemented more the fact that I wanted to be a writer one day. You raised my father, who continues to inspire me and push me to be a better man. Thank you for being such a strong leader of this family, and may you rest in peace.