US Army

William C. Benson, Jr.

May 6, 1921 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 98)


William C. Benson, Jr., 98, of Greensburg, died Thursday, August 8, 2019 in his home.  He was born May 6, 1921 in Delmont, a son of the late William C. and Elizabeth (Edenbo) Benson.  Prior to retirement he had devoted 46 years of service to Robertshaw Controls.  He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, the Robertshaw retirees, and the American Legion Post No. 981, South Greensburg.  He was also a member of the 44th Infantry Division and 314th Infantry Regiment Association.  He was a life member and past exalted ruler of the B.P.O.E. Elks Post No. 511 (now Norwin Elks).  William received the Silver Beaver award in scouting in 1964.  He was an Army veteran serving in World War II, where he was a prisoner of war in Germany and received the Purple Heart.    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Caldwell) Benson; his son, William C. Benson, III; and his sister, Elizabeth Holleran.  He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Janet Benson, of New Florence; granddaughter, Tamsin; grandson, William IV; granddaughters; Sandy Matt and Michelle Pellis; five great-grandchildren; and special friend, Betty Randall, of Greensburg.    There will be no public visitation.  All funeral services and entombment are private.  LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg is in charge of arrangements.

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