Donald J. Bennett

Donald J. Bennett, 77, of 58 South Gate Road, Bradford, formerly of Emery Towers, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. 

Born June 4, 1942 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Harry and Ada (McCracken) Bennett.

Don was a 1961 graduate of Bradford High School, and graduated from the Williamsport Technical Institute with a degree in drafting.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and received an honorable discharge in 1965. 

Don was employed at Dresser Manufacturing as a draftsman, as well he worked in production. He was formerly employed at Zippo. He traveled the country for work but returned to Bradford at his retirement. 

He was an accomplished artist and was talented in the production of stained glass pieces. 
Surviving is one sister, Joyce B. Ostrander, of Bradford, three nieces, Debbie Costello, Diane Barsch, and Donna S. Speziale, eight great nieces and nephews, and five great great nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, with a funeral service at 11AM with Rev. Seth McClymonds, Pastor officiating. The committal service and Military Honors, presented by the members of the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 108, will take place in the Willow Dale Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

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