Rodney L. Bennett, 76, of 1100 South Kendall Avenue, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at The Pavilion at BRMC.
Born April 1, 1937 in Warren, he was a son of the late LeRoy and Doris (Zobriest) Bennett.
In 1987 in Hope Sound, FL he married Sandra Ann (Florentine) Bennett, who passed away April 22, 2006.
He was a 1955 graduate of Warren High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marines on August 14, 1957 and was honorably discharged August 12, 1960.
After his military service, he worked as a Guard in San Quentin Prison in California. He moved to Jamestown, NY and worked for Bell Telephone for a number of years. He also owned and operated Bennett’s TV in Youngsville for 5 years and then moved to Florida and owned a radiator business. He retired from AMSCO as a technician.
He was a member of the American Legion, Post 108, The VFW Post 212 and The Eagle’s Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Pam (Ronnie) Seybert, of Warren and Paula (Luther) Lewis, of Sugar Grove; a step son, Scott (Wendy Porter) Powers, of Bradford; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Slocum, of Warren and Mary Swanson, of Lakewood, NY; a brother, Dennis Bennett, of Jamestown and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Baker and Leslie Bennett.
Friends are invited to attend graveside services at McKean Memorial Park at 11 AM on Friday, October 25, 2013 in McKean Memorial Park with Rev. Joann Piatko, Pastor of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Port Allegany, officiating. Military honors will be accorded following the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to McKean County VNA and Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the HollenbeckCahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.