OBITUARY

Elaine Orrison

September 15, 1922May 2, 2018
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Elaine Wiser Benesole Orrison, 95, died May 2nd, 2018, at St. John Neumann Nursing Home in Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia on September 15, 1922, she was the daughter of Marguerite and Owen Wiser. She was a life-long resident of Philadelphia, graduating from Olney High School in 1941. She attended Philadelphia Bible College.

She was the beloved wife of Robert Benesole, whom she married on August 11, 1945. While she raised her son, she was a member of Feasterville Baptist Church. Elaine was an active member of her church community. She loved her family, homemaking, and her Baptist faith. After her husband’s death in 1981, she worked as a dental assistant.

In 1989 she married Robert Orrison with whom she shared a loving marriage until his death in 2012.

In addition to her parents and spouses, Elaine was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Thoroughgood and her children, Dale and Dean Thoroughgood.

She is survived by her son, Robert Keith Benesole, and his wife, Susan; granddaughters: Marcella Benesole Olenik (Mark) and Christine Benesole Melendez (Joseph); great-grandchildren: Joseph Olenik and Blake Olenik.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter; 399 Market Street, Suite 102; Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 12 noon to 1 PM at the Lamb Funeral Home, 101 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Elaine's Memorial Service will be at 1 PM. Her inurnment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Owen Wiser, Father
  • Marguerite Wiser, Mother
  • Robert Benesole, Husband
  • Robert Orrison, Husband
  • Norma Thoroughgood, Sister
  • Dale Thoroughgood, Nephew
  • Dean Thoroughgood, Nephew
  • Robert Keith Benesole, Son
  • Susan Benesole, Daughter-in-law
  • Marcella Benesole Olenik, Granddaughter
  • Mark Olenik, Grand-Son-In-Law
  • Christine Benesole Melendez, Granddaughter
  • Joseph Melendez, Grand-Son-In-Law
  • Joseph Olenik, Great Grandchild
  • Blake Olenik, Great Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Calling Monday, May 14, 2018
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1988 Bob and Elaine

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1988 Bob and Elaine

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1989 Elaine Benesole and Robert Orrison were married

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