Charles R. Benfield

CHARLES R. BENFIELD, 78, OF BARTO Charles R. Benfield, 78, of Barto, died suddenly on April 20, 2012. He was the beloved companion of Barbara Fillman. Born in Berks County, he was a son of the late Charles and Estella (Bartholomew) Benfield. He served his country honorably in the Army. Following his service, he worked for the former Stanley G. Flagg Co. in Stowe. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic. Surviving with his companion are Donald Fillman and his wife Gail of Red Hill, and Donna wife of Greg Rickert of East Greenville; grandchildren Allen, Kelly, Troy, Frank, Steve, and Amy, and great-grandchildren Kelley Ann, Chris, Raven, Xavier, and Jake. Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111. To offer your sympathy to the family on-line, visit

Published in The Mercury on Apr. 25, 2012