Michael L. Bennett, 26, of Hornbrook, Pa. passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
Michael was born July 8, 1987 in Towanda, Pa. the son of Timothy L. Bennett and the late Karen Ann Benjamin Driscoll. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 2005. Michael was formerly employed by TOPS Market in Wysox, GTP in Towanda, Cargill in Wyalusing and the Dandy Mini Mart in North Towanda. Michael was an avid professional wrestling, Towanda Black Knights football and Denver Broncos football fan. He enjoyed NASCAR and enthusiastically followed Jeff Gordon. Michael enjoyed computer gaming, playing Magic the Gathering with friends and participating as a character actor at the Wysox EMS Haunted House.
Surviving are his father, Timothy L. Bennett of Towanda and partner Nancy Rohde; brother, Shawn H. Bennett and wife Brittany of Towanda; sister Marisha Bennett of Towanda; special nephew, Shawn Bennett Jr. of Towanda; maternal grandparents, Shirley and Henry Benjamin with whom he resided of Hornbrook; paternal grandmothers, Nettie Brown of Wysox, Shirley Bennett of Hornbrook; his fiancé Cara Mays of Sayre; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Ann Benjamin Driscoll on Feb. 10, 2012 and by his paternal grandfather, Melvin L. Bennett on April 10, 2008.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Geiger pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Towanda Touchdown Club, in care of Craig Dawsey, 103 Chestnut St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Michael's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com