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Obituary of David Benedict
David Benedict, longtime resident of Niagara Falls, descendant of a local pioneer family, passed away at Newfane Rehabilitation Center on August 8,2018, after a long illness.
Born June 10, 1940, David was predeceased by parents George and Margaret (King) Benedict, siblings William, Eileen (Ritter), Dorothy (Pietak), George, Robert, Beverly, Paul, and Karen. He is survived by his sister Donna (late John) O'Brien of Richmond, Va and numerous nieces and nephews.
David graduated from Sacred Heart School and Bishop Duffy (Class of 1958). After attending Niagara University, his love of biology was fulfilled by his career at GIBCO on Grand Island. A man of many passions, David appreciated beauty, shown through his love of orchids (Niagara Frontier Orchid Society), photography (Niagara Falls Camera Club), paperweights, and opera. He was an accomplished bowler and loved fishing in the Niagara River and Sharbot Lake, Ontario with family and friends.
Heartfelt thanks are given to the entire staff at Newfane Rehabilitation, for their love and care of David.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge St., Lewiston on Monday from 4 – 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 14, at 10:00 am from St. Peter RC Church, 600 Center St., Lewiston, with the Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma officiating. (Please assemble at Church) Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY 14228.
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