John E. Benway, 61, of Mechanic Street, Watertown died Wednesday at his home.
Mr. Benway was born August 9, 1951 in Watertown to Everett R. and Doris M. (Cummings) Benway.
He attended Watertown High School and graduated from Schenectady School of Welding in 1989.
Mr. Benway had worked for Converse Welding and Patterson Welding before retiring in 1989.
Mr. Benway enjoyed fishing, camping, collecting Native American Indian Artifacts, 80's Rock music and his family and friends.
He is survived by a son, Scott Allen George, Watertown, two brothers Leonard Benway, Ogdensburg, and John T. Benway, Watertown, four sisters Delores (Ray) Vialpanto, ID, Jean(Alvin) Bowman, FL, Chiquita Gebo, Watertown, Margo (Richard) Fuller, Syracuse, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.
John was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Doris and a grandson, Jon Neujean.
There will be a calling hour Monday May 20th from 11:00am - 12:00noon at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Brookside Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his honor to the SPCA or American Diabetes Foundation.
Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Saturday, December 20, 2014, Watertown, NY
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