Maurice F. Benner, age 93, of Lancaster passed away March 18, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Paradise he was the son of the late Harry M. & Ivy Fraelich Benner. Mr. Benner was employed by Sensenich Propeller Service Inc. of Lancaster and retired after 55 years of service as Quality Control Manager. In June of 1998 he was awarded a civilian’s highest honor from the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award for dedicated service, technical expertise and professionalism to further the cause of aviation safety.
He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church and served as Elder, Deacon and choir member. He had a love for baseball and the Old Philadelphia Athletics. He enjoyed traveling and had a passion for cats.
Mr. Benner served our country proudly during WWII in the US Navy from 1944-1946 then in the Reserves from 1948-1952. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Betty Weaver Benner and his brother H. Raymond Benner.
Surviving are his son Guy E. Benner (husband of Linda); grandchildren, Ryan T. Benner (husband of Lani), Lori Ciarrocca (wife of Larry) and Julie Martin (wife of Scott); and six great-grandchildren, Elisabeth, Emily, Evyn, Andrew, Arella and Ellis.
Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church 25 N. West End Ave. Lancaster PA 17603. The family will greet friends after the service with light refreshments.
Private graveside services with Military Honors will be held at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.