WALTER R., SR., age 84, of Paoli PA and Ocean City NJ, and formerly of Newtown Square PA, died Saturday, August 16, 2014. He was born and raised in Clifton Heights PA, a 1949 graduate of Clifton Heights High School and a 1953 graduate of PA Military College (PMC). He had a distinguished military career.
Walter was a principal owner in a large east coast painting firm, from 1956, until his retirement in 1995, at which time he joined his sons to establish Benner & Sons Inc. in Edgemont PA.
Walter was a member of the Church of the Savior and Springton Lake Presbyterian Church. Walter was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoors-man. He was an Officer in Paradise Valley Gun Club, a member of Paddy Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Bachelors Barge Club and the NRA.
He is the son of the late John H., Jr. and Ellen (Ryan) Benner and the brother of the late Richard Benner. Survived by devoted wife, Peggy (McKean) Benner; sons, Walter R. Benner, Jr. (Pam) of Lakeland FL, Steve Benner (Jane) of West Chester PA, Mark Benner, Sr. of Phila. PA and Scott Benner, Sr. (Libby) of Malvern PA, and Robert Defibaugh of Scottsdale AZ; daughter, Molly Taft (David) of Fairhaven NJ; brothers: John H. Benner, III.(Betty) and Carl Benner, Sr.; sister, Mary Platt; 22 grand-children; 7 great grandchildren; also survived by former wife, Roberta Benner; nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service Saturday, 11 A.M., at Springton Lake Presbyterian Church, 3090 S. Newtown Street Rd., Newtown Square PA 19073. Visitation Saturday, after 9:30 A.M., at the Church. Interment Private. Memorial donations may be donated, in memory of, Walter R. Benner to, www.cornerstone Christian Academy.com
Arr. MINSHALL SHROPSHIRE-BLEYLER FUNERAL HOME
Published on Philly.com on Aug. 19, 2014