Eugene James Benasutti

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Gene passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 12, after a valiant battle with cancer at Allied Services Skilled Nursing, Scranton. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Lavelle Benasutti for 58 years.

Born in Browndale, Pa., the devoted son of the late Anna (Zenewicz) and Eugene Benasutti, he was a member of Christ the King Parish, Archbald. Gene was a 1950 graduate of the Forest City High School. He loved his years of service in the Navy during the Korean War and was a member of Ambrose Revels American Legion Post 328, Archbald. He was a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, an avid watcher of sports, lover of nature and gardening. He enjoyed dining with Patsy at favorite local restaurants and had a special fondness for Pete & Reenie's. Gene was a logistician for electronic systems at Tobyhanna Army Depot and retired after 30 years of federal service. He quickly began a second career as a grandfather and was adored by his grandchildren.

Gene was a kind and generous father, grandfather, son and uncle who will be dearly missed.

He is survived by daughters, Anne Marie Phillips, husband, Richard, Dickson City; Mary Patricia Martin, Brookhaven, Pa.; a brother, Raymond Benasutti, Forest City; grandchildren, Gina Lee, Drew and Tara Rose Phillips, Taylor Belokopyty and her husband, Dimitry; Shane Martin; and several loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl.

The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Peter and the entire Northeast Radiation Oncology Center staff, Dr. Susan Biancarelli and Dr. Kristin Liptock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Parish Archabld, Pa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ the King Parish, Archbald, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Friends are asked to go directly to church. Interment in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery Archbald.

Viewing will be Monday, 4 to 7 p.m., at Harrison Funeral Home, 374 Main St., Archbald.

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Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 14, 2018