Harold J. Benware, 85, of Watertown
Harold J. Benware, 85, State St., Watertown, passed away Sunday morning, June 17, 2012, at Samaritan Medical Center where he had been a patient since May 1.
A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Church at 11AM on Thursday, June 21, followed by the burial in Glenwood Cemetery at 1PM. Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Mr. Benware was born in Herrings on February 2, 1927, son of Ballard B. and Eva Serviss Benware. He graduated from Carthage High School. He entered the US Navy on February 2, 1945 and received the WWII Victory, Asiatic Pacific, and American Theater Medals during his service. On July 21, 1946 he was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class.
He married Lauretta Filiatrault on April 17, 1955 in Philadelphia, NY and she died October 27, 1973.
After his naval service he attended Buffalo Barber College. From 1961 until his retirement in May 2012, he owned and operated the Carriage House Barber Shop. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church, and a member of both the Knights of Columbus Council 259 and American Legion Post 61.
He is survived by his three children, Kevin P. Benware and wife, Ruth A., Watertown, Cheryl A. Benware, Gouverneur, and Anthony J. Benware, Adams; six grandchildren and one great grandson; three siblings, Clarence Benware, Black River, Carl Benware, Watertown, and Jeanette Caulkins, Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Donations in Harold's name may be made to National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 333 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington DC 20003.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, Watertown, NY
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