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Emily Benkovich

Obituary for Emily Benkovich

August 21, 1927 - May 30, 2017
New Hope, Pennsylvania | Age 89


Emily Benkovich
New Hope, PA – Emily Benkovich, a longtime resident of New Hope, PA, formerly of Toms River, NJ and Rahway, NJ, passed away of natural causes surrounded by her family on May 30, 2017, at Christ Home, Warrington. She was predeceased by her loving husband Paul, of 56 years whom she married in 1947.

Born August 21, 1927, in Elizabeth, NJ, the daughter of Mary and John Zakutansky, she was one of eight children, and she is survived by her sister Helen Kuriawa, Kenilworth, NJ, son Carl Benkovich and Erika, of Windermere, FL, daughter, Carol Naar and Ronald, of Doylestown, PA, son Paul Benk and Lauri, of Bedminster, NJ grandchildren, Brett Benkovich, Alec Benkovich, Derek Benkovich, Kyle Benk, Alexa Benk, Adam Naar Jake Naar and Max Naar.

Emily was a graduate of Battin High School in Elizabeth, NJ and had a career that spanned over 40 years in the food service industry including private catering and executive functions. She retired after 25 years of service from Rahway Hospital, Rahway, NJ in 1994. In retirement, she travelled with her husband Paul, until his death in 2003 and spent countless loving hours with her grandchildren and children.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Doylestown Health Foundation, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 in care of The Heart Institute.

Relatives and friends are invited to Emily's Life Celebration, Saturday June 3, 2017, 10:00AM- 11:00AM at Leaver-Cable of Buckingham, 4886 York Rd. Followed by her funeral service at 11AM. Interment is private.

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  • Doylestown Health Foundation
    595 West State Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

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4886 Old York Road
Quarry Rd
Buckingham, PA 18912
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