Eric H. Benson

Eric H. Benson, 98, of McKeesport, died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Riverside Care Center.  Born in McKeesport December 28, 1913, he was the son of the late Charles O. and Ellen A. Gustofson Benson.  Husband of the late Vera M. Nelson Benson; father of Jon (Marianne) Benson of Atlanta, GA, Randy (Roberta) Benson of McKeesport, Carol (Robert) Brown of Greensburg and Elaine (Tom) Stock of Marietta, GA.  Grandfather of 10, great grandfather of 19, he was the brother of Carl (Woodene) Benson of Monroeville.  He retired as a pipefitter at U.S. Steel Corp..  He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was an accomplished tennis player at Renzie Park.  As an active member of Tabor Lutheran Church, he became vice president of the Churchmen and was former secretary of the McKeesport Tiger Booster Club.  Under the sponsorship of the Tabor Church, he became active as a Boy Scout.  During his scouting career he assumed various responsibilities including becoming a District Commissioner.  His many awards include the Arrowhead Honor Award and the Scouter’s Key; a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow; the Lamb Award and the Silver Beaver Award.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Wednesday from 5-8 PM and Thursday from 10 AM until the time of service there at 11:00 AM with Pastor Brian A. Evans officiating.  Interment will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.

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