|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1938|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 2011|
Carolyn A. Bench, 72, of Elbridge, passed away Tuesday at home. Born in Syracuse and raised in the Town of Camillus, she was an extraordinary person who loved her family and many friends. Carolyn gave her all at everything she did, no matter what the sacrifice. After earning her degree at the former Central City Business Institute, she started her career at the former Sylvania Center in Camillus as a secretary. Carolyn and her husband John owned and operated Long John's Grocery Store. She also worked at the family business, Camillus Country Club, Top O' the Hill and Camillus Elks Lodge. She bowled for many years at the former Raab's Bowling Alley in Camillus. She was a member of the Camillus Elks Lodge #2367. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, John, in September 2010; parents, Willard and Dorothy Forward; and sister, Dorothy Pisconski. Surviving are her daughter, Robyn White (Tad Barrett) of Elbridge; son, Robert (Linda) Bench of San Antonio, TX; sister, Norma Dauenhauer of Elbridge; brother, Bill Forward of Aliceville, AL; brother-in-law, Chuck Pisconski of Plymouth, CT; grandchildren, Shawn, Courtney, Francisca and Lhiza; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus, with a Camillus Elks Lodge service at 6:30 p.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Carolyn will be laid to rest in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Camillus Elks Lodge #2367, P.O. Box 396, Camillus, NY 13031.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on February 16, 2011
John F. Bench (1929 - 2010)
Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65703408