Paul Benzie

Paul Benzie, 83, Bellefonte, passed away Wednesday at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center.

He was born in Bellefonte, son of the late Enoch and Catherine Benzie.

Surviving are a son, Dennis Paul in Virginia; a granddaughter, Kaele Benzie in Virginia; a sister, Sophia Bellew in Michigan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters: Helen Benzie, Rose Peters, Welda Bird and Mary Benzie; and two brothers: Enoch and Anthony.

Paul worked in construction until his retirement.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., Bellefonte, with full military honors to follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Jacksonville Cemetery, Marion Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.

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