Carl Benden

Born: Mon., Oct. 30, 1939
Died: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 03, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 03, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 04, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Carl Edward Benden, age 79, of North East,
died on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at his
camp in Spring Creek, Pa. He was born on
October 30, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late
Alvin “Pick” and Margaret
(Ewing) Benden.
Carl graduated from
St. Gregory High School
and later served in the
United States Navy and
Naval Reserves. He was
formerly employed by Welch Foods
as a plant director in North East,
Westfield, Michigan, and Washington
for several years. Carl was a
member of St. Gregory Catholic Church, American
Legion Post 105, and the Wesleyville Moose Lodge. He
enjoyed spending time at his hunting camp, hunting,
and fishing.
Carl is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie (Reed)
Benden, whom he married on February 9, 1963;
children, Karla Pacini (Timothy) of New Smyrna
Beach, Fla., Karen Puckly (Douglas) of Spartansburg,
Pa., and Joseph Benden (Brandi) of Brockport, Pa.;
a brother, Raymond Benden (Joan) of North East;
sisters, Nancy Wilbur of Indianapolis, Ind. and Arlene
Enos (David) of Bracey, Va.; grandchildren, Stephanie,
Andrew, Ashley, Anthony, Kayley, and Chloe; and
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral
Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Tuesday
from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and are invited to attend at
funeral service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home. Private interment will be held at St. Gregory
Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Erie American
Heart Association, 3025 French Street, Erie, PA
16504, or to the American Cancer Society, 2115 West
38th Street, Erie, PA 16508.

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