Benjamin Kifer

Born: Tue., Nov. 28, 1989
Died: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Benjamin J. Kifer, age 29, of North East, passed away
on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, after losing an ongoing
battle with addiction. He was born on November 28,
1989, in Westfield, N.Y., the son of James and Dora
(Nichols) Kifer of North East.
Ben graduated from North East
High School in 2007 and was
formerly employed by Lake Shore
Cleaning and Little Ceasar Pizza.
Ben wanted to be a good dad to
his daughter and son, someone
they would be proud of and able
to spend time with on a regular
basis. Ben fought hard for many
years with everything he had, but
in the end, after three months clean, he relapsed and
lost the battle. Heroin took his life in an accidental
He was preceded in death his sister, Stacy Kifer.
Ben is survived by his parents; children, Peyton
Aubree Kifer and her mother, Heather Kifer of North
East and Benjamin Michael Kifer and his mother,
Katelyn Andree of Erie; brothers, James Kifer, Jr. of
Erie, Fredrick Kifer and Austin Kifer, both of North
East, and Eddie Gordon of North Carolina; sisters,
Rochele Kifer, Aleece Kifer, and Bernice Kifer, all of
North East; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral
Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Thursday
from noon until the time of a memorial service at
1:00 p.m. Officiating the service is Rev. Eric Leonard.
Private interment will be at North East Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of the
funeral home.

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Helen Kloss
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Dear Dora and Family,

I send my sincere sympathy to you and your family at the unfortunate loss of your son Ben. Just know he is no longer having to fight his illness and rests in peace in our loving Lord's arms. God Bless you all ~Amen~

Most Sincerely,
Helen Kloss
North East, PA 16428

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