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William Murphy Bennett

"Bill" Bennett, 96, passed away April 17, 2012. Born in Utah, March 12, 1916 he graduated from high school in Seattle, Washington and enlisted in the Navy in 1935. He was honorably discharged in 1939 as Seaman 1st Class. He worked at Northrop for 5 years. The Flying Wing was one of his projects. His career spanned the LA area then San Diego where he operated manufacturing companies until he retired. Bill belonged to the Chula Vista Elks in the 70's. He came to stay with his family in Lomita six years ago then lived the last 2 years in a rest home, PV Villa San Pedro until his death. He is survived by his daughter, Holly McHugh (Mike); son, Larry Bennett (Rosemary); brother, Bruce Bennett (Rosalyn); 4 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. His mind and wit were sharp to the very end. Memorial Services will be at The Lomita VFW, 3-7PM, May 11, 2012. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 1, 2012
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