Person:Wilfrid Benton (1)

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Wilfrid George Benton
b.17 Jan 1921
d.9 May 2012
m. 25 Jun 1942
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Name Wilfrid George Benton
Gender Male
Birth? 17 Jan 1921
Marriage 25 Jun 1942 to Doris May Long
Death? 9 May 2012
Burial? Alto Reste Burial Park, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States
References
  1.   Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).

    Name: Wilfrid G Benton
    Social Security Number: 181-18-8036
    Birth Date: 17 Jan 1921
    Issue year: Before 1951
    Issue State: Pennsylvania
    Death Date: 9 May 2012

  2.   Pennsylvania, United States. Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015).

    Name: Wilfrid G Benton
    Birth Date: 17 Jan 1921
    Birth Place: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    Residence Date: 6 Feb 1950
    Residence Place: Newry, Blair, Pennsylvania, USA
    [wife: Doris M. Benton]

  3.   Wilfrid G. Benton.

    May 11, 2012 The Altoona Mirror

    Wilfrid G. Benton, 91, Newry, died Wednesday at Altoona Regional.

    He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late John G. and Eleanora (Saalinger) Benton. He married Doris M. Long on June 25, 1942.

    Surviving are his wife of almost 70 years; two sons: Roderick (Julia) and Laird (Ann), both of Duncansville; two granddaughters: Stacey Pugh (Ryan) and Gillian Benton; a sister, Anna Mae Helsel of Clearwater, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason; a sister, Mary Smith; and three brothers: Harry, George and Charles.

    Wilfrid was a graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He retired from SKF in 1984, where he worked in electrical maintenance, and he previously had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a charter member of the Newry Lions Club. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

    Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Liebegott-Brown Funeral Home Inc., 1218 Fourth Ave., Duncansville. A committal service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery chapel, officiated by Pastor Michael Rhyne.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church Building Fund.

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    Family Members
    Parents
    John Gilbert Benton
    1895–1969
    Eleanor M. Salinger Benton
    1892–1975

    Siblings
    Walter Charles Benton
    1928–2006