Bennett, Richard A., Sr.
Age 91, of Oneida Rd. in Elmira and Bennett Rd. in Hector, NY, was surrounded by his family when he went home to be with his loving wife and fishing partner, Arlene, on Aug. 19, 2013. Dick was born Mar. 27, 1922 in Corning, NY to Charles and Ruth (DeMunn) Bennett. He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene (Waite) Bennett, in 2000. His surviving family includes his daughters and son, Laura (Marty) Holton of Horseheads, NY, Susan (Michael) Sawdey of Millport, NY, Richard A. (Ann Grady) Bennett Jr,. of Hector, NY; grandchildren, Ryan Bennett, Dylan (Megan) Sawdey, Janna Sawdey, Josiah Sawdey, Zachary Parchomenko and Haley (Ethan Goodson) Parchomenko, Jeremy Sullivan, Chad (Ashley) Halbrook, Charles Halbrook and Alex Gibney, Nick Gibney; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jared, Jaxson Halbrook. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also predeceased by his brother, John Bennett. Dick was a longtime Tool and Die Maker and most notably the founder and proprietor of Bennett Die and Tool on Wygant Rd. in Horseheads. He was a member of Free and Accepted Mason's and Chemung Rod and Gun Club. Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman and traveled the world to trophy hunt. He loved his vocation, his hobbies, and above all his family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs, Aug. 22, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. with graveside service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Dick with memorials to CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Oakwood Ave. Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.