2012-02-09 / Obituaries

James Bennett

Feb. 1, 2012

James George Bennett, 71, of Monroeton, PA, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, following a brief illness.

Born April 13, 1940 in Laceyville, he was the son of Glenn F. and Florence M. Beckman Bennett.

Jim will be remembered for his humor, practical jokes, storytelling abilities, countless hours of playing chess and love for football and baseball. He took an early retirement from a Security Company in Ohio to care for his father in Laceyville and always enjoyed coming home to spend time with family. Jim moved to Monroeton in 2009.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Arthur Bennett of Monroeton; children, Kim Shimkus, William Bennett, Kay Patterson and Kathy Vara, all of California, and their mother, Carolyn Hawley Bennett Pedersen of California; grandchildren, Anthony Bennett, Jennifer Patterson, Michelle Bennett, Stephanie Vallejo, Sarah Keeley and Branden Vara, all of California; siblings, Sue Bennett Sagrati of Ohio, Dr. John V. Bennett of Georgia; sisters-in-law, Myrna Bennett of California, Regna Bennett of Georgia, and brother in-law, Al Sagrati of Ohio, many nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Joshua Bartholomew, Gary Bartholomew, Jr. and Nicole Heeman and stepgrandchildren, Logan and Alyssa Bartholomew, Elizabeth, Rylee and Katelyn Heeman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn F. Bennett and Florence M. Beckman Bennett; brother, Robert G. Bennett and grandson, Samuel James Shimkus.

A memorial service for James will be announced at a later date.

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