William R. Benedict of Scranton died Jan. 8 at Commonwealth Hospice after an illness.
Born June 19, 1935, in Scranton, son of the late Mortimer and Doris (Olmstead) Benedict, he was employed as a supervisor with Jaunty Silk Mill of Scranton before his retirement.
He is survived by cousins.
Private funeral services were conducted by his family. Cremation was performed at Sunlight Crematory in Hanover Twp. Arrangements are by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton.