John Edward Benek 1953 - 2018  

John Edward Benek
went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2018.

John was born Sept. 5, 1953.   He was a 1971 Graduate of Wadsworth High School and Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.   He worked for the City of Wadsworth, Super 8 Motel, and Summit Racing Equipment.

John is preceded in death by father, John C. Benek.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Lynne Benek, of Akron;  mother, Phyllis Benek, of Wasdsorth; children:  Jessica Heppert, Leslie (Dave) Youmans,  Margaret (Jason) Boggs, all of Wadsworth, Carolynne (Tim) Mansfield of Cuyahoga Falls, and John (Samantha) Cain of New Franklin; ex-wife, Bonnie Benek, of Rittman; siblings: Thom (Vicki), Ron (Mary), Patti (Dennis) and Conni, and 10 grandchildren.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Oct. 20, 2018

   John Benek
   Wadsworth High School
   Graduating Class of 1971 

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