Richard J. Benton

August 7, 1919 - July 27, 2018

Service Date: August 4, 2018

Place of Service Tunkhannock United Methodist Church

Richard J. Benton, 98, of Tunkhannock passed away at his home on July 27, 2018.  He was born in Greenwich, NY on Aug. 7, 1919 and he was the son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Ferguson Benton.  Richard married the Former Bertha Mary Stuble on Dec. 29, 1994.

Richard attended Union College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, he then joined the Army to become an Air Corp Mechanic, and worked as a computer technician for many machine shops. Richard was passionate about dancing and playing the harmonica and could often be found enjoying the outdoors.

A memorial service will be held on August 4 at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, 5 Marion Street Tunkhannock Pa, at 1 p.m. with Ernie King officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

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