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Parker D. Benfer, Sr.

December 25, 1931 — May 28, 2023

Parker D. Benfer, Sr., 91 of Pottsville, formerly of Sunbury, died Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill, East Norwegian St. Pottsville

He was born December 25, 1931 in Sunbury a son of the late Dennis M. and Fay Bingaman Benfer.

Prior to retiring he worked as a truck driver for heavy freight companies.

He was an Army veteran having served during the Korean War.

Parker was a member of American Legion Post 44, VFW, DAV, Local 764 Teamsters, Milton, and a lifelong member of Rescue Hose Company, Sunbury.

He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy D. Benfer, Dec 2021; a grandson, Wesley Dewart; a brother, David Benfer.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years Ellen E. Knarr Benfer, Pottsville; a son, Parker D. Benfer, Jr. and his wife Tammy J., Auburn; a daughter Bonnie L. Dewart and her husband William, RD Bernville; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

At the request the family there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

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