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Robert “Bob” Benedict  

Robert “Bob” Benedict

August 8, 1927 – December 29, 2017

Robert “Bob” Benedict, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Born and raised in Lancaster, PA on August 8, 1927, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret (Burkholder) Benedict. As a young child, Bob had the privilege of attending President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration in 1936.

Bob attended Valley Forge Military Academy, Franklin and Marshall College, University of Virginia, and graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1945. He proudly served two years in the U.S. Army and two years in the National Guard in New Jersey.

Bob was one of the owners of the Red Rose Rod and Gun Club in Huntington County, PA, serving as president for 30 of those years. In 1962, Bob and his wife, Sally, moved to Newark, DE, where he owned and operated Charles Chips of Delaware. He was a member of Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, where he served as a trustee and elder.

From the late 1980’s, until 2010, Bob and Sally spent every January and February in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Phillies and Eagles, Penn State, and UD football games. He also loved to play golf and bridge, but most of all, Bob enjoyed spending time with his loving wife of 61 years and his 3 beautiful daughters.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Staci Truitt, Peggy McFarland, and Robin Jacyshyn; 6 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018 at Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, 1100 West Church Road, Newark, DE 19711, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery, Leola, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church to the address listed above.

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  1. Valerie Truitt, January 6, 2018

    Stacie,. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this. We were very fond of your parents and have vivid memories of both of them. Love Roger Valerie and family.

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  2. Louise & Tom Reed, January 6, 2018

    Sincere sympathy Peg to you and your family.

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    • Peggy McFarland, January 12, 2018

      Thank you, Louise and Tom.

      Reply
  3. Peggy Townley, January 7, 2018

    Peggy, my deepest sympathy to you & your family for the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

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    • Peggy McFarland, January 12, 2018

      Thank you, Peggy.

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  4. Gail Abner-Baldwin, January 7, 2018

    Peggy & family,
    Our prayers & condolences to each of you as your Dad is laid to rest. We are at an age where our life is blessed beyond riches with the birth of children, yet saddened by closure of others. May your days be filled with beautiful memories of adventures you created as family.

    God be with you all as you heal.

    With love, Gail

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    • Peggy McFarland, January 12, 2018

      Thank you, Gail,

      Reply
  5. Connie & Don Dickerson, January 7, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed spending time with your Mom and Dad. I remember when they hosted a little reception after Dad and Jean got married. I thought that was the nicest thing ever. Your Dad was always good to me. He is now a forever angel on your shoulders along with your mom. He will always be with you. Since Don’s mom, dad, my dad and our dog Chewy, died I am finding coins on the ground and cardinals in the trees and bushes. They’ve probably been there before but now I notice things.
    Love,
    Cousin Connie

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    • Peggy McFarland, January 12, 2018

      Thank you, Connie, for your sweet message.

      Reply

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