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Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Alex William Bennett

February 15, 1931January 5, 2020
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BENNETT, Alex William, age 88 of Beavercreek, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020. He was born in Indiana, PA on February 15, 1931 to the late Harry Sr. and Mildred Bennett. Also preceded in death by brothers Robert Bennett, Elmer Bennett, and sisters Vivian Forest and Jean McCormick. Alex is survived by his wife of 66 years Alice (Berringer), children Jan (Bill) Bennett Phipps, Dennis (Kathleen), Daniel (Chris), grandchildren Emily Bennett, Mary Elizabeth (Luke) Bohardt, Dennis Bennett Jr., Andrew Bennett, Christopher Bennett, sisters Verla Anderson and Mildred Forrest, brother Harry (Kathy) Bennett, and numerous nieces and nephews. Alex was a Korean War Navy Veteran who was one of 12 survivors on the Minesweeper USS Magpie that was destroyed by an enemy mine during the Korean Conflict. He was a long time Electronic Warfare Engineer who began his career at Systems Research Laboratories in 1962. Alex led many Department of Defense programs that supported our men and women in the Armed Forces. He was a longtime Amateur Baseball Umpire in the Dayton area and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dayton Amateur Baseball Umpires’ Association. He was a member of the Association of Old Crows. He was a beloved longtime fan of his Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Tobias Funeral Home – Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. with interment to follow at Valley View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 pm – 7 pm on Friday, January 10 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Doug Cline

January 8, 2020

Dear Bennett Family,

Sincere sympathies on the passing of Alex Bennett. I will miss his sense of humor and his positive outlook on life. He treated me like family and I always enjoyed the time we spent together. Alice and Alex were a great couple. You could see how much they loved each other and how much they both loved their family. I hope that a lifetime of great memories will ease your grief in the coming months. May God bless you all.

Doug Cline
Centerville, OH

Ed Anderson

January 7, 2020

Uncle Alex will truly be missed by many. I think back at all the times we spent together when I was young. I take comfort in know he is remembering and telling all of his stories once again to his siblings Bob, Elmer, Jean and Vivian. As well as Pap and Grandma. Aunt Alice, Jan, Dennis and Danny I hope you can find peace knowing your dad is in good company.

Sharon Thomas

January 6, 2020

Alex was my neighbor for a very long time and he was so much fun and always kept me laughing with his plethora of jokes and true stories. At block parties and other get togethers he was the life of the party and also would do anything for anyone that needed help. Alex loved being in his yard and keeping it beautifully manicured. Alex will be missed but his 88 years on this earth made everyone he met a better person for knowing him.

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