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William "Bucky" C. Benson | 85

April 23, 1936 - September 12, 2021

William “Bucky” C. Benson, 85, of 123 Railroad Street, Ridgway (Daguscahonda), passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor, after an illness of the past few months.

He was born April 23, 1936, in Pittsburgh, son of the late Mary Benson Harris. Bucky grew up in Bennetts Valley and was a graduate of Penfield High School. He was a retired employee of Sylvania, retiring in 1996.

On February 5, 1966, in the St. Benedict’s Church in Daguscahonda, Bucky married Joyce Mae Wolff, who preceded him in death on April 8, 2015.

He is survived by his son, Jimmy Benson (Suzette) of St. Marys; four grandchildren: William Benson (Angela), Jessica Stanley (Keith), Jayna Cunningham (Luke), and Jessica Wilson (Curtis); three great-grandchildren: Airyana Scarnati, Levi Wilson, and Ivy Wilson; his daughter-in-law, Cynthia Benson of Daguscahonda; and by his cousins, Naomi Maloni of Bennetts Valley and Ted Walters of Emporium.

In addition to his wife and mother, Bucky was preceded in death by his son, Tracy Benson on August 25, 2021.

Bucky was always loyal to the Valley, going each morning for cappuccino with the boys. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, going to yard sales and flea markets, and sitting on the bench at Walmart to people watch. Most of all, Bucky loved his grandchildren and family.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Funeral and committal services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bennetts Valley Senior Center, 149 Plum Street, Weedville, PA 15868.



September 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Final Resting Place

Parklawn Memorial Gardens

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  1. RIP Bucky… sending condolences from our family.

  2. Sending hugs and my parents knew him well and my father talked about him all the time. Prayers 🙏… sending our sincere condolences…

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