HYNDMAN, Pa. — George R. “Buddy” Bensavage Jr., 69, of Hyndman, formerly of Camptown. went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
Born July 13, 1943, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; he was a son of the late George Sr. and Anna (Polney) Bensavage.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Alice J. (O’Connor) Bensavage, whom he married May 9, 1970; sons, Todd B. Bensavage and wife Monica, Potomac Park, Dennis K. Bensavage and wife Laura Wilson of LaVale; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Rebecca Bensavage; sisters, Barbara Graham of White Haven, Pa., Elaine Heiser and husband Joe of Wilkes-Barre.
Mr. Bensavage was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from the GTP Plant in Towanda after 29 years of service. He attended Faith Community Church, Hyndman, and was a member of the Kennells Mill Sportsmen’s Club.
Buddy had a love for the outdoors, he was an avid trout fisherman and hunter. He also enjoyed his vegetable garden and the many projects that he would work on. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at Faith Community Church, 287 Faith Church Road, Hyndman, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Terry Campbell officiating.
Burial will follow at Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery, with military honors by the Ft. Bedford Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Faith Community Church, The Gideon’s, or the LaVale Lions Club.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.