The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 10, 2013

Agnes Benjack

The Tribune-Democrat

PORTAGE — BENJACK – Agnes, 94, Portage, passed away July 10, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born April 20, 1919, in Lilly, daughter of Charles and Mary (Mericsko) Zurilla. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Andrew Benjack; son, Dennis Benjack; grandson, Timothy Benjack; sisters, Mary Smilnak, Ann Squashic, Sophie Adelsberg, Betty Duke-Waschalk and Helen Popchak; and brothers, Joseph, Steve and Mike Zurilla. She was the last member of her immediate family. Survived by son, Richard Benjack, married to the former Linda Doughty, Waldorf, Md.; daughter, Cynthia, wife of Kevin Nadolsky, Cresson; grandchildren, Wade, Joelene, James, Robert and Shelly; great-grandchildren, Colton, Logan, Allyson, Luke and Justin; and daughter-in-law, Roberta Benjack, Portage. Agnes left home at the early age of 16 to be employed at Grand View Point Hotel (Ship Hotel), and returned home after the death of her mother. She loved playing cards, bingo, polka dancing and watching and feeding her feathered friends. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bartholomew Church, Wilmore, Father Robert Reese, celebrant. Committal, St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson.

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