Charles J. Benzing, Jr., 85, of North Tonawanda at Crestwood Health Care Facility after a brief illness. Charles an over the road truck driver for most of his life. He was an avid NASCAR Fan and Snowmobiler. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Husband of the late Marjorie “Peggy” Benzing. Son of the late Charles and Anna Benzing, Sr. Brother of the late Joseph Benzing.
Loving father of Christina (Frank) DeMart, Charles J. (Lorraine) Benzing, III. and Cynthia Carestio (Michael Barnard). Brother of Carol Zintz (James Mulhollan) and Marjorie (Ray) Wagner. Proud grandfather of David (Carin) DeMart, Heather (Timothy) Bronson and Maria (Jeremy) Batt, Sam Benzing, Jamie and Jeremy Carestio. Also survived by seven great grandchildren.
Friends received by the family on Sunday September 16th from 4-8 p.m. at the Brunner Funeral Home, 156 Robinson Street, North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Oliver at Center Streets in North Tonawanda. (please assemble at the church). Interment will follow at the Church of the Nativity Cemetery in Orchard Park. Memorials may be to the Disabled American Veterans group of your choice.