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Norman Hayes “Bud” Benninghove, Jr

  • Birth 7 Mar 1925 Holmes, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 2010 Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Spring City, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 62073997

Norman Benninghove, Jr. Norman Hayes Benninghove, Jr., "Bud", a resident of West Norriton Twp. for over 50 years, died on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Born on March 7, 1925 in Holmes, Pa, Delaware County, he was a son to the late Norman H. Benninghove and the late Nora (Rickert) Benninghove.

He was the husband for 62 years to Frieda (Freimuth) Benninghove, father to Alan M. Benninghove of LeMoyne, PA, Kathy M. Gross of Southampton, PA and father-in-law to Patricia (Miller) Benninghove of Harrisonburg, VA. Besides his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a son ,The Rev. David M. Benninghove, (May 28, 2003) and by his sister Norma Stevens (1962).

A veteran of World War II, he served in the 23rd Infantry Regiment of the Second Infantry (Indianhead) Division in Europe during 1944-45 and the Battle of the Bulge. He received the "Combat Infantryman Badge", a "Bronze Star" medal, a "Distinguished Unit Emblem", the "American Campaign " medal, the "European Theatre" medal, with Four Bronze Stars, the "World War II Victory medal, and the "Army of Occupation" medal (with Germany clasp). He entered the European Theatre operation as a Private First Class, he returned with the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Second Infantry Division.

He served in the Army Reserves until the end of the Korean War (1952) including the Transportation Corp. (706th Railway Battalion)) earning the rank of Sgt. First Class. Mr. Benninghove was a 1942 graduate from Lower Merion High School and attended the University of PA. Wharton School for a year before being drafted into the Army.

He also began working in the Accounting Department of the Pennsylvania Railroad in August of 1942. After nearly 47 years, he retired in 1989 from Conrail, having served in many managerial positions in both the Freight Accounting and Computer Systems Departments.

He was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, Haws Ave., Norristown and served as Sunday School Supt., Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Church Council until 1976. Also a member of Masonic Lodge Cassia Mt. Horeb #273, Ardmore, PA.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in his life celebration on Friday, November 26 beginning at 11 AM at the Boyd-Horrox Funeral Home of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, (1-800-GIVNISH) with funeral service at 12 noon. Burial will be in the Zions Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spring City, PA.

Published in The Times Herald on November 23, 2010
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Bud, as he was known by his friends, was born in Holmes, Delaware County, PA on 7 Mar 1925 to Norman Hayes Benninghove Sr. and Nora Ethel Rickert.


Bud and Frieda had the following children:

David Benninghove (1949-2003) who married "Pat" Patricia Anne Miller or Virginia, and they had daughter Rachel Virginia. Pat Miller was the daughter of Ruby Miller.

Alan Mark Benninghove

Kathy Michelle Benninghove who married 1st Kenneth Michael Givens (son of Ernest Givens and Ophelia Fletcher) and 2nd Mark Gross (son of Sydney Gross and Irene Levin). Kathy has a daughter Melanie from her 1st marriage and had stepdaughter Lauren Gross Carroll.

He passed away at 10:45 a.m. Bud worked for the railroad and during his funeral we heard a train whistle.


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Additional

*** Source: The McLaughlin Family: Barbara, Mary Jane (Mame) and Elizabeth McLaughlin by Barbabra Feracco, 2002.

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Name: Norman H Benninghove
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 15
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Birth Year (Estimated): 1925
Last Place of Residence: Same House
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Norman Benninghove Head M 42 Pennsylvania
Nora E Benninghove Wife F 38 Pennsylvania
Norma E Benninghove Daughter F 16 Pennsylvania
Norman H Benninghove Son M 15 Pennsylvania

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Name: Norman H Benninghove Jr.
Titles and Terms: Jr
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1925
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Affiliate Film Number: 2082
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Norman H Benninghove Head M 32 Pennsylvania
Nora Benninghove Wife F 28 Pennsylvania
Norma E Benninghove Daughter F 6 Pennsylvania
Norman H Benninghove Jr. Son M 5 Pennsylvania

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H Jr Benninghovenorman
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
birth: 1925 PENNSYLVANIA
military service: 7 June 1943 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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He is mentioned in his sons obit:

Rev. David Michael Benninghove, 53, of Hatfield, died May 28 in his home. He was married to Patricia (Miller) Benninghove for 29 years last August. He was pastor of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sellersville, since 1998. He was a corporate member of the Lutheran Community at Telford, where he was part of the pastoral rotation team. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va., in 1972, and received a master of divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Mount Airy, in 1997. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of Norman H. and Frieda (Freimuth) Benninghove of Jeffersonville, Montgomery County. Survivors: Wife; parents; daughter, Rachel V. of North Wales; brother, Alan of Lemoyne, Cumberland County; sister, Kathy Givens of Whitehall Township. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale. Call 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Derstine and Cannon Avenues, Lansdale. Contributions: To the church.
Published in Morning Call on May 30, 2003

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  • Created by: Lanie
  • Added: 23 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62073997
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norman Hayes “Bud” Benninghove, Jr (7 Mar 1925–21 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62073997, citing Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spring City, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Lanie (contributor 47381115) .