Matthew Benkovic

GARDNERS Matthew Benkovic, 40, died unexpectedly on May 4, 2013, near Thomas-ville, Pa. He was born in Harrisburg on December 21, 1972. Surviving are his beloved wife Melissa Masland Benkovic; two sisters, Lori Hetrick and Diana Daugherty, both of Harrisburg; two brothers, Stanley of Friendsville, Tenn., and Mark and wife Barb of Harrisburg; his mother, Carol (Kuntz) Benkovic of Lancaster; as well as two nieces and one nephew: Nicole Brixey of La Jolla, Calif., Virginia Masland and Jud Masland; brother-in-law, David S. Masland III and wife, Ann; mother-in-law, Victoria Otto; and father-in-law, David S. Masland Jr. and wife Mary, all of Carlisle. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his father Stanley A Benkovic and his half brother and sister Michael and Sharon Feaser. He was a 1991 graduate of Central Dauphin East High School. He loved his dogs Cassie and Sara, playing the drums, the NY Yankees and his favorite band Rush. He was a Route Salesman for Utz Foods, Hanover. Memorial services will be held at the Ronan Funeral Home, 255 York Road, Carlisle on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Pastor David Herr officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services. Final services are private. To express an on-line condolence, please visit

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Ronan Funeral Home
255 York Road Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 258-9863

Published in Evening Sun on May 9, 2013