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Thomas J. Tom Benkovich
1937 - 2014
Thomas J. Tom Benkovich, 77, of Kenosha passed away peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014, at United Hospital System-Kenosha surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Waukegan, Ill., June 27, 1937. He was the son of the late John and Mary (Jarc) Benkovich. He was educated in the schools of Waukegan, a graduate of Waukegan Township High School; he then attended Lake Forest College. Tom served in the United States Marines from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1958.
On July 1, 1961 he married Carmella Metallo at Our Lady of The Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Tom was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier for 35 years until his retirement in 1991. Following his retirement He and Carmella moved to Florida and resided there for many years returning to Kenosha in 2006. Tom also played in several bands in the Kenosha area and Florida, playing for many weddings and clubs.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, Chicago Bears and Chicago Black Hawks fan. Tom was also an avid golfer with a handicap of 4.
Surviving are his wife Carmella of Kenosha; three children, John Benkovich, Theresa (Bill) Kinville, Mary (Tim) Sheffield all of Kenosha; five grandchildren, John, Paul, Anthony, Emily and Matthew and mother-in-law, Therisa Metallo. He is also survived by many other relatives and dear friends.
A visitation will be held for Tom at the Proko Funeral Home on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. until time of prayers at 10:45 a.m. where we will process to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospice Alliance would be appreciated by the family.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Proko Funeral Home
5111 60th St. Kenosha, WI 53144
Published online at KenoshaNews.com from July 26 to July 27, 2014