Benjamin F. "Benny" Baiamonte

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Feb. 18, 2013

Benjamin "Benny" F. Baiamonte, 79, a lifetime resident of Ashley, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2013, at home.

Born in Ashley on March 20, 1933, a son of the late Anthony and Carmella LaCorte Baiamonte, he was a graduate of Ashley High School. He owned and operated an Ashley landmark, Benny's Restaurant on North Main Street, for 49 years until his retirement. He was a life member of the Ashley Lions Club.

Mr. Baiamonte was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; brother, Andy Baiamonte; and sisters, Jennie Baiamonte and Florence Rizzitello.

He is survived by his sons, Benjamin and his wife, Kelly, Shavertown; Mark and his wife, Dawn, Ashley, and Matthew, Ashley; grandchildren, Chris, Nick, Gina Marie, Giovanni, Gabrielle and Melissa Baiamonte; sisters, Josephine Hart, Frances Mergo and Angeline Schutz, all of Ashley.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Carol Coleman officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends are invited to visit today from 2 to 4 or 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.

For more information or to send online condolences, visit the funeral home's website at

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 21, 2013
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