Anthony J. “Tony” Benedict, Sr., 86, of Pottsville, passed away on Monday morning in his residence with his family by his side.
Born in Palo Alto, on August 31, 1934, he was a son of the late Nunzio and Mary (Pignattelli ) Benedict.
Tony was a graduate of St. Stephen’s High School, Port Carbon and a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church, Cressona.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Era.
Tony, also known as Mr. B., was a well known self-employed businessman in the Pottsville Community. He was co-owner of the Bur-Ben, in “Downtown” Llewellyn for several years; a manager at the Necho Allen Hotel for 10 years; and then in 1977 he purchased Pottsville Moving and Storage, retiring in 2005.
He was a former member of the Pottsville Rotary Club and Pottsville Club.
Tony was an avid golfer. He loved his God and family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ada Tassone.
Tony is survived by his wife, Joan (Jelus) Benedict, to whom he was married 59 years;
two sons: Anthony J. Benedict Jr., of Tempe, AZ; and Marc Benedict, of Pottsville.
Funeral Services with military honors was held on Saturday, October 10th at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Pottsville, with Rev. Randy Ott officiating.
Interment in Charles Baber Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family request contributions in Tony’s memory be sent to: Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901 or Grace Evangelical Free Church Memorial Fund, 1010 Graeff St., Cressona, PA 17929.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.