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 Benson, James Howard Sr.
Born: 04/27/1933
Died: 02/11/2015
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Benson, James Howard Sr.

Benson, James Howard Sr. age 81 of Newton died Wednesday February 11, 2015 at the Newton Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in the family’s home on Shady Lane in Newton, James was a lifelong resident of Sussex County.

            Son of the late George and Grace (Faber) Benson, James had served in the United States Army Stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He had worked many years as a welder and machinist for the Ames Rubber Co. James was a funny and good natured man who enjoyed family barbecues and long rides in the country.

            Mr. Benson was pre deceased by two grandchildren Nathan and Christopher Benson. He is survived by his fiancé Clara Wunder of Newton, his sons Joseph George of Milford, PA and James Howard Benson Jr. of Caldwell Idaho, his daughters Mary Ellen Benson of Hamburg, Katherine Grace Hayes of E. Stroudsburg, PA, Barbara Hellen Benson of Ogden Utah, and Linda Susan Elston of Oxford, NJ. James is also survived by his twenty grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. 
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