The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

March 30, 2014

Charles W. Benfer Jr., 95, Beaver Springs

— BEAVER SPRINGS — Charles W. “Bill” Benfer Jr., 95, of Chestnut St. passed away early on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at William Penn Nursing Home in Lewistown.

He was born on Feb. 6, 1919, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late C.W. and Blanche (Manbeck) Benfer.

He was a graduate of Beaver Vocational High School. After school he served in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific.

Bill worked as a farmer and also had his own milk route and later worked for many years at Haines Music in Selinsgrove, fixing and repairing instruments.

He was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5640 in Middleburg.

Bill enjoyed gardening, watching birds, golfing, fishing and was an avid Phillies and Penn State fan.

Surviving are numerous cousins including Holly Haines, Jo and Allen Henry and Dennis and Frances Herbster and his special friends, Susan Blazer, John Mitchell, William Mitchell, and Allison Mitchell and families.

He was preceded in death by one sister, S. Nerine Benfer on May 21, 2010

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown where the funeral will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Nathan Baker-Trinity officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Adamsburg Cemetery in Beaver Springs.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or to the Beaver Springs Fire Co., 1015 Center Ave., Beaver Springs, PA 17812.

This notice is being reprinted with additional information.

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