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Maria Gerarda Bennewitz


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Maria Gerarda Bennewitz Obituary
Bennewitz, Maria Gerarda
83, of Tempe passed away on May 7, 2016. Beloved wife, mother and "Oma". Born April 19, 1933 in Leiden, Holland, she joined the US Army at age 21, served in Okinawa and became a US Citizen. She worked as a stewardess for Continental Airlines before marrying and raising her family in Arizona. Maria was a former President of The ARC of Tempe and a longtime advocate for the developmentally disabled. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Paul Bennewitz, son Dallas and his wife Sara, daughter, Monicque Faber, son Paul Brian, grandchildren Chase and Dana Bennewitz. Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 11 at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave. Friends are invited to the service and reception following. Instead of flowers, the family asks donations be made to The ARC of Tempe.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 10, 2016
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