The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 23, 2013

John Benedict

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — John Benedict, age 87, of Ashtabula, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home.

Born Aug. 14, 1925, in Ashtabula, he was the son of Fred and Palmina (Severino) Benedict. John was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the South Pacific during WWII. On April 27, 1956, he married the former Vivian Jones in Saybrook, Ohio.

Mr. Benedict was retired as a detective from the Ashtabula City Police Dept. and was the owner of Benedicts Confectionery on Station Ave. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the VFW Post 943 in Ashtabula.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Benedict of Ashtabula; sons, John Benedict Jr., Ricky (Tina) Benedict and Barry (Janene) Benedict, all of Ashtabula; daughters, Cheryl Kent of Ashtabula, Michele Benedict of Cuyahoga Falls and Sandy Benedict-Pietch of Sedona, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jason Benedict, John Vincent Benedict, Frank Benedict, Alyvia Benedict, Stephanie Benedict, Barry John Benedict, Jamie Tackett, Kelly Allensworth, Erica Ettinger, Amanda Pietch, Cassandra Pietch and Katherine Pietch;  four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sam Benedict; and a sister, Antoinette Gagat.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 25th, at GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula, with Sr. Lauri Divoky, of Hospice of the Western Reserve, officiating. Burial will take place in Greenlawn Memory Gardens with Military Honors being conducted by the U.S. Navy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, at the Funeral Home.

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