Earl Benedict

Earl Norman Benedict

Sunday, July 14th, 1929 - Saturday, April 25th, 2020
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Earl N. Benedict
Elmira, NY
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the age of 90. Earl was born on July 14, 1929 in Elmira, NY, son to the late Earle and Edna Coddington Benedict. He is also pre-deceased by his brothers, Roger and Bruce Benedict, sister Carol Ann Benedict and several sisters and brothers-in-laws and niece and nephews. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Joyce Kennedy Benedict; children, Susan K. (Gary) Riopko, Steve E. (Helen) Benedict, and Mark K. (Lisa) Benedict; grandchildren, Shawn Riopko, Eric (Colleen) Riopko, Amy (Paul) Sydlansky, Alan (Ruxy) Benedict, Kyle Benedict, Kevin (Katrina) Benedict, Brittany (Will) Singer, and Ryan Benedict; great grandchildren, Suzanne Sydlansky, John Paul Sydlansky, Hannah Sydlansky, Alexander Riopko, Caroline Riopko and Aydin Singer; brother, Leigh (Doreen) Benedict; sister, Judy (Michael) Bubnis; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Earl graduated from EFA class of 1947, owned and operated Benedict’s Drug Store and retired with over 17 years of service as a salesman for Elmira Distributing. He also served as a Deacon at First United Church of Christ and was a member of the Horseheads Elks and the Penn Yan Moose. Earl was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, boating, fishing and golf. He was well loved and will be deeply missed by everyone. The family welcomes your condolences and prayers at this time. Services will be privately held by the family. He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, NY. Those wishing to remember Earl please consider donations to First United Church of Christ, 160 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or the ARC Fund, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY 14901. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed in Earl’s Book of Memories at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
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    Private Family Only
  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
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    Private Family only
    Rev, Richard Hubbard
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    1200 Walnut Street
    ELMIRA, NY 14905
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Sue Ungvarsky

Posted at 05:18pm
So sorry to hear your Dad passed away. Thinking of your family doing this time. Not easy saying goodbye to a parent. Hugs & prayers to the entire family.❤️ Ed & Sue Ungvarsky

Ron Mansfield

Posted at 08:04pm
Sorry to hear of your loss. I know Earl was greatly loved by the entire family

Joanne Cowan

Posted at 01:21pm
Joyce and the Benedict Family, We are so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. We always enjoyed our backyard chats and watching the family grow up. Our thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time.

Leigh & Doreen

Posted at 01:40am
For the finest Brother anyone could ask for. R I P
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Deb & Pete Palmieri

Posted at 07:26pm
Thoughts and prayers will always remember his smile and kind words at the family reunions Deb and Pete Palmieri

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