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Jacques A. Bensley

Jacques A. Bensley Obituary

Jacques A. Bensley, 87, of West Orange, N.J., and formerly of Gouldsboro, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at CareOne at Madison Avenue in Morristown, N.J. He was the widower of Lillie "Pat" (Brill) Bensley, who passed away on Oct. 10, 2017, and the couple was married for 62 years.

Born in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of the late Elden and Lucie (Gereund) Bensley. Jacques served in the United States Navy and prior to retiring, worked as a layout representative for Jersey Central Power and Light.

Jacques enjoyed woodworking and was a member of the Gouldsboro Volunteer Fire Company.

He is survived by his children, Jeffrey Bensley, of Scranton; Timothy Bensley and his wife, Julie, of New York City; Jacquelyn Bensley, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Daniel Bensley and his wife, Debra, of Big Pine Key, Fla.; Jonathan Bensley, of Parsippany, N.J.; and Patrick Bensley and his wife, Stephanie, of Chesapeake, Va.; his eight grandchildren, Allison Paul, Matthew Bensley, Courtney Bensley, Caitlin Bensley, Christopher Bensley, Brian Bogdon and Brandon Bogdon, and Sophia Perrotta; his six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Paul, Luna Bensley, Skylin Bogdon, Aspen Bogdon, Avery Bogdon, Iris Koch.

Jacques was also preceded in death by his sons, Douglas Bensley and Christopher Bensley; his brother, E.P. "Pete" Bensley; and his sister, Yvette Beatty.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11:45 a.m. at Lehigh Cemetery, Fourth Street in Gouldsboro. Interment with military honors will follow.

Viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services LLC, 3 First St. in Spring Brook Twp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gouldsboro Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 301, Gouldsboro, PA 18424. To share your fondest memories of Jacques, please visit the funeral home's website or Facebook page.


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