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William VanBenschoten

1919 - 2010 DORSET, VT William Hart VanBenschoten, 90, of Dorset, passed away peacefully at his home on March 20, 2010.

He was born in Ramseysburg, N.J., on May 17, 1919, son of Hossey and Marie BrownVanBenschoten. He married Kathryn Whitney Goepel on June 9, 1967. Kathryn passed away on March 31, 2008.

William was a military veteran serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., prior to his military service. William had been employed by Vermont Store Fixtures in Danby as a repairman for 20 years. He also was a clock repairer.

He leaves a stepson, Robert Goepel of Dorset, two step-daughters; Cindy Johnson of Marlton, N.J., and Nancy Goepel-Gallagher of Bonita Springs, Fla., and six step-grandchildren.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held on Friday March 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the BREWSTER FUNERAL HOME, 34 Park Place, Manchester, VT. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in memory of William may be made to the c/o Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 22 to Mar. 24, 2010
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