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John L. "Benny" Benson

Born: Fri., Sep. 28, 1951
Died: Fri., Apr. 7, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 09, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 09, 2017
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 10, 2017
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

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John L. “Benny” Benson, age 65, of North Washington passed away unexpectedly at his residence Friday, April 7, 2017.

Benny was born September 28, 1951 in Butler, PA.  He was the son of the late Edgar William Benson and the late Mildred Amanda Eyth Benson.  Benny was a 1969 graduate of Karns City High School and had been employed at Butler Forge and retired from Butler Fabricating.  He was a member of the North Washington Presbyterian Church, the Sons of the American Legion Post 243, the Parker City- Allegheny Valley Lodge 521 and a former member of the Chicora and Petrolia Volunteer Fire Departments.  All who knew Benny knew his passion was the North Washington Volunteer Fire Department where he was a life member and served the department faithfully in many different capacities.

Benny is survived by his wife of thirty two years, Colleen Slater Benson, whom he married May 26, 1984; two sons, Michael(Danielle)Benson of Waynesburg and Brian Benson of Hooker and one grandson expected in August.  Also surviving are one sister, Sandra Benson of Chicora; two brothers, Leonard Benson of Worthington and James Benson of Chicora and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the William F. Young Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 10, 2017 with Rev. Robert Edmundson, his pastor officiating assisted by retired pastor, Rev. Robert V. Mathias.

Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the North Washington Volunteer Fire Department or the North Washington Presbyterian Church.

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Larry and Nancy Gifford
   Posted Sat April 08, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John. John was a great guy and a very dedicated man in all in he done. He will be missed by all that knew him. Rest In Peace Our Friend.

Jack and Nancy Saylor
   Posted Sat April 08, 2017
Dear Benson family, Our hearts were broken when we received the news yesterday. Benny was such a wonderful, caring person and a great friend. We will keep your family in ours prayers at this difficult time.

Alan Pennington
   Posted Sat April 08, 2017
It's been a long road, John. Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathies to your family.

Debby Dietrich
   Posted Sun April 09, 2017
Coleen and Family... So sorry for your loss.. Benny will be greatly missed by all who knew him...

Linda Pash Clark
   Posted Sun April 09, 2017
I graduated with John and remember him with fondness. Sympathy to the family.

Todd Vlassich Family
   Posted Sun April 09, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary &Greg Sheakley
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Kevin Channell
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Colleen, Michael, and Bryan.
We are so sorry to hear of Bennie's death. He had such a great sense of humor, and was a good friend to all.

Kevin, Molly, and girls.

Joe and Shirley Cupec
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Colleen, Michael and Brian,
We were so sorry to hear of Benny's passing. He was such a friendly person, and he often thought of others. We were in Florida on vacation when we heard, so sorry we couldn't make it to the funeral home. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Shirley Cupec

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