Richard Benesh
Sunday
3
December

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Lynch Funeral Home Inc
318 West Broad Street
Horseheads, New York, United States
Sunday
3
December

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017
LYNCH FUNERAL HOME
318 WEST BROAD STREET
Horseheads, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Maple Grove Cemetery
715 W. Broad St.
Horseheads, New York, United States

Obituary of Richard Benesh

RICHARD E. "DICK" BENESH Age 88 of 344 Chambers Road Horseheads , NY went to be with his Lord on Tuesday November 28 , 2017 surrounded by his loving family . Dick was born December 9 , 1928 in Elmira , NY the son of the late Joseph and Margaret L. Turner Benesh . He grew up 50 feet away from his home on the gentleman farm of his parents Joe and Marg. It was there he learned his life skills of being a "Jack of All Trades" but he especially mastered carpentry and cabinet building . Dick was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class . He married his wife Delores M. "Dory" Russell Benesh on August 20 , 1950 and they recently celebrated their 67thWedding Anniversary . He built his home where he and Dory raised their three boys. To support his family and the farm Dick was life-time member of The Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local # 532 for over 70 years . He was employed by Griffins Contracting and Longwell Contractors prior to going to work for E.M. Pfaff & Son . Dick retired from E.M. Pfaff & Son Cabinet Makers in Horseheads , NY with over 30 years of dedicated craftsmanship and service. Dick love his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. He was a proud member of The Pine Valley Baptist Church . Typical Sunday drives after church were driving by business sites, other churches , and many homes that he built or remodeled . Dick was the epitome of measure twice and cut once as mistakes and anger were seldom witnessed . He was a quiet and gentle man . Dick is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Delores M. "Dory" Russell Benesh ; sons and daughters-in-law : Richard R. & Claire Benesh of Mechanicsburg , PA , Garry & Pam Benesh of Owego , NY , and Tim & Mary Benesh of Beaver Dams , NY ; grandchildren : Shiloh Benesh Johnson & Ian Johnson , Lydia & Michael Zwatty , Garry Benesh Jr. (deceased) , Aaron & Tara Benesh , Lauren Benesh and Amber Benesh ; great grandchildren : Isaac , Noah , and Ezra Johnson , Wyatt and Maverick Zwatty , Alexis, Devin , and Rianna Benesh ; his sister Jo-Ann Comfort pre-deceased him . Dick is also survived by several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends . Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY on Sunday December 3 ,2017 from 1-3 PM . Mr. Benesh's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM. His Pastor Andrew Gable will officiate. Dick will be laid to rest on Monday December 3 , 2017 at 10 AM in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads , NY . Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared at www.lynchsfuneralhome.com .

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