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 Robert J. Bennett

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Robert J. Bennett

  • Birth 30 Apr 1929 Delaware, USA
  • Death 11 Feb 2006 Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Burial Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
  • Memorial ID 13342056

Son of Seth and Grace (Hill) Bennett.

Husband of Eleanor (Hamstead) Bennett.

Father of Donna (Bennett) Holefelder and Rodney Bennett.

He lived his entire life in Bridgeville and was a very active member of his community.

Mr. Bennett served as an Army Signal Corps photographer from 1951 to 1953 in Germany.

He continued his career as a professional photographer after serving in the Army. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service from 1945 until his retirement in 1984. He held positions as postmaster in Dover and Rehoboth Beach during this time. He was a former national vice president of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States and a former president of the Delaware Postmasters Association. He also held the office of president and director of the Southern Delaware Postal Employees Federal Credit Union.

He was a caring spirit who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his family dearly and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was an avid stamp and first-day cover collector.

Mr. Bennett, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, had his photographs appear in publications all over the world and won many awards over the years.

He also was a member of the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Co. for more than 50 years, serving as president from 1956 to 1963. He was responsible for bringing ambulance service to Bridgeville in 1947, and he was an active member of the Delaware State Fire Police. He was a former member of the Bridgeville Lions Club, Bridgeville Kiwanis Club, Rehoboth Art League, Seaford Golf and Country Club, Bridgeville Town Commission and American Legion Post 26, and a former board member of Nanticoke Health Services. He was, at the time of his death, a director of the Delaware State Fair, director of the Bridgeville Historical Society and a member of Union United Methodist Church.


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 14 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13342056
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert J. Bennett (30 Apr 1929–11 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13342056, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .