Obituary of Elizabeth Benko
Elizabeth J. "Julie" Benko, 95, a former long-time resident of Highspire, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in Frey Village Retirement Center, Middletown, surrounded by her loving family members. Born, April 22, 1923 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Helen (Nagy) Kaytor.
She was a graduate of Susquehanna Township High School in 1941 and a retired Secretary from Dauphin Deposit Bank and Trust Company, Harrisburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carl C. in 2012, after 65 years of marriage, and 2 sons, C. Douglas Benko and Gregory A. Benko; 5 sisters, Julia and Mary Kaytor, Helen and Anna Donbach, Mary E. Simpson, and a brother, Steve Kaytor.
She is survived by her son, Robert L. Benko (Bonita), La Jara, New Mexico; five grandchildren, Leigh Benko, Landisville, PA; Dane Benko, Brooklyn, NY; Julie Skye Brasher (James), Ft. Benning, GA and their children Madeline and Allison; Adriane Holmes (Justin), Glenside, PA and their children Charlotte, Nathan and William; Jennifer Segina (Mike), Steelton, PA; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom she loved very much and was, in return, loved by all of them.
Elizabeth, known to many as Julie, was an avid Phillies and Dallas Cowboys fan. She enjoyed all types of music, especially listening to Hungarian music and polkas, and you would find her tapping her toes while listening to piano and accordion music. She enjoyed everything from Neil Diamond to Andrea Bocelli. She enjoyed word-search and jigsaw puzzles, fishing and crabbing, cooking and baking and traveling to Canada and Hungary. She found great joy in working outdoors in her beautiful flower gardens, but her greatest happiness was being surrounded by family and friends.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 357 South Second Street, Steelton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm in Prince of Peace - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, with the Very Rev. David L. Danneker, VG, Pastor, Celebrant. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, West Hanover Twp. at the conclusion of Mass. .
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish, 815 South Second Street, Steelton, PA 17113. To share online condolences, please visit www.wiedemanfuneralhome.com.