George R. "Buddy" Bensavage Jr.

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Jan. 31, 2013

George R. "Buddy" Bensavage Jr., 69, of Hyndman, Pa., formerly of Camptown, Pa., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

Born July 13, 1943, in Wilkes-Barre Township, he was a son of the late George Sr. and Anna (Polney) Bensavage.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Alice J. (O'Connor) Bensavage, whom he married May 9, 1970; sons, Todd B. Bensavage and wife Monica, Potomac Park, Md.; Dennis K. Bensavage and wife Laura Wilson, of LaVale, Md.; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Rebecca Bensavage; sisters, Barbara Graham, White Haven; Elaine Heiser and husband Joe, Wilkes-Barre.

Mr. Bensavage was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from the GTP Plant in Towanda after 29 years of service. He attended Faith Community Church, Hyndman, and was a member of the Kennells Mill Sportsmen's Club. Buddy had a love for the outdoors; he was an avid trout fisherman and hunter. He also enjoyed his vegetable garden and the many projects that he would work on. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted in Hyndman, Pa., Tuesday. Burial was in Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery, Hyndman, with military honors by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Community Church, The Gideons or the LaVale Lions Club. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Published in Times Leader on Feb. 8, 2013
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