Person:Donald Benintendi (1)

Donald M Benintendi
m. 9 Sep 1900
  1. Donald M Benintendi1902 - 1943
  2. Helen Benintendi1905 - 1908
  3. Mildred Benintendi1909 - 1910
Facts and Events
Name Donald M Benintendi
Gender Male
Birth[1] 19 Jul 1902 Granby, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death[1] 6 Jan 1943 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United StatesCause: angina pectoris
Burial[4] 7 Jan 1943 Granby Memorial Cemetery, Granby, Newton, Missouri, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Obituary, in Tulsa Daily News (Tulsa, Oklahoma).


    Don M. Benintendi, 40, 2428 E. Admiral Pl., expediter for the Douglas Aircraft Co., and former major league baseball player, died in a Tulsa hospital at 3am today after suffering a heart attack at his home Tuesday evening. He had been in apparently good health, Mrs. Helen Benintendi, the widow, said today.

    The son of pioneers of Cleveland, OK., Mr. Benintendi made his home there and later in Oklahomaa City where he was employed in the state oil commission office when A. S. J. Shaw was commissioner. From 1928 to 1935 he was catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.

    He came to Tulsa three years ago.

    Besides the widow, the survivors are his mother, Mrs. Jewell* Benintendi of Cleveland, and a son D. M. Benintendi, Jr., of the home address.

    Funeral arrangements are in charge of Stanley and McCune Funeral Home.
    [* Note the descrepancy between the mothers name listed as "Jewell" in the obit, and then it is listed as "Jessie" on the funeral home account sheet.]

  2.   Obituary, in Tulsa World (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
    07 Jan 1943.

    DONALD BENINTENDI Services Today
    Jan. 7, 1943


    Funeral services for Don Benintendi, 40 years old, 2428 East Admiral place, who died Wednesday in a Tulsa hospital, will be held at 10:30 am Thursday at the service room of the Stanley and McCune funeral home with Rev. A. P. Cameron, pastor of Memorial Christian church, officiating.

    Benintendi was widely known as a baseball player a decade ago, but he played under the name of DON BENN and few of the fans knew him by any other name. He played with Oklahoma City in the Western league in 1925, and was later sold to the American association. He also played with several smaller leagues.

    He was the son of pioneer Cleveland, Okla., parents and, after retiring from baseball, was employed in the state oil commission office. He had lived here three years, being employed first by a steel company and later by Douglas Aircraft company, where he was an expediter.

    Benintendi suffered a heart attack at his home Tuesday evening and was taken to a hospital but, when he began feeling better, returned to his home. He suffered another attack and died at 3 am Wednesday.

    Surviving are his mother, Mrs. *Jewell Benintendi of Cleveland; a son, Don M. Benintendi, Jr., and the widow.

    Interment will be at Granby, MO.
    [* Note the descrepancy between the mothers name listed as "Jewell" in the obit, and then it is listed as "Jessie" on the funeral home account sheet.]

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    Stanley & McCune Funeral Home of Tulsa, OK (customer account sheet):

    Name of deceased: Don Benintendi
    Residence: 2428 E. Admiral Pl.
    Death date: 1/6/1943
    Place: Rm. 402 Hillcrest Hospital
    Occupation: Douglas Aircraft
    Single/Married: married
    Sex: male
    Birthdate: 7-19-1902
    Age: 40-yrs/5-mos/18-days
    SS#: 444-16-3758
    Birthplace: Granby, MO
    Father: H. B. Benintendi
    His birthplace: Granby, MO
    Mother: Jessie Wetzel
    Her birthplace: Illinois
    Physician: Dr. Andre B. Carney
    Cause of death: angina pectoris
    Funeral date: 1-7-1943
    Interment in: Granby, MO
    Date shipped: 1-7-1943
    Casket size: 6/6; deluxe

  4. 34835730 , in Find A Grave
    includes headstone photo, last accessed Jul 2019.