The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 24, 2012

Ben Scanga

The Tribune-Democrat

NEW FLORENCE — SCANGA – Ben, 85, New Florence, died Nov. 24, 2012, at the Communities at Indian Haven Nursing Center.  Born Dec. 9, 1926, in New Kensington, son of the late Frank and Eleanor (Magliocco) Scanga. Also preceded in death by these sisters and brother: Rose, Richard, Amelia and Jean. Survived by wife of 64 years, Rose (Stillwagon) Scanga; children, Christopher, New Florence; Michael, Indiana, Corinne Schwartz, Pittsburgh; David, Wesley Chapel, Fla.; Brian, Indianapolis, Ind.; Eric, Bel Air, Md.; Connie-Marie Puckett, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Cass Eiselman, Ernest; and Carol, Seward; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and these sisters and brothers: Jill, Robert, Emma, Carl, Evelyn and Ted. Ben was known for his Wildrose Farm and it’s “U-Pick-Strawberry.” He was an accomplished woodworker. Member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Seward. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 425 Bridge St., Seward, Father Robert Washko, officiating.  Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72202.  ( Online condolences may be left at

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