Rodney Bennett

Rodney L. Bennett, 76, of 1100 South Kendall Ave., passed away Monday (Oct. 21, 2013) at The Pavilion at BRMC.
Born April 1, 1937, in Warren, he was a son of the late LeRoy and Doris Zobriest Bennett.
In 1987 in Hope Sound, Fla., he married Sandra Ann Florentine Bennett, who passed away April 22, 2006.
He was a 1955 graduate of Warren High School. 
He enlisted in the U.S. Marines on Aug. 14, 1957, and was honorably discharged Aug. 12, 1960.  
After his military service, he worked as a guard in San Quentin Prison in California. He moved to Jamestown, N.Y., and worked for Bell Telephone for a number of years. He also owned and operated Bennett's TV in Youngsville for five years and then moved to Florida and owned a radiator business. He retired from AMSCO as a technician. 
He was a member of the American Legion, Post 108, The VFW Post 212 and The Eagle's Club.  
He is survived by two daughters, Pam (Ronnie) Seybert of Warren and Paula (Luther) Lewis of Sugar Grove; a stepson, Scott (Wendy Porter) Powers of Bradford; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Slocum of Warren and Mary Swanson, of Lakewood, N.Y.; a brother, Dennis Bennett of Jamestown; and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Baker and Leslie Bennett. 
Friends are invited to attend graveside services at 11 a.m. on Friday in McKean Memorial Park with the Rev. Joann Piatko, pastor of St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Port Allegany, officiating. Military honors will be accorded following the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to McKean County VNA and Hospice or to the
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29, 2013