Dorothy K. Benedict

September 9, 1922October 25, 2011

Dorothy K. Benedict, 89, of Oneonta and formerly of East Meredith, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

Dorothy was born on September 9, 1922 in Middletown, Connecticut, the daughter of the late Worthington and Dorothy (Sayward) Kennedy. She married Alton M. Benedict on March 2, 1946. He predeceased her on December 10, 2002.

Dorothy was a library clerk for the Delaware Academy in Delhi. After retirement from the school, she went on to work for the Delaware County Board of Elections as Deputy Commissioner. She retired from that position in 1987.

In her earlier years, she was involved with the 4-H program and participated in many of her children’s activities. Dorothy loved to read and travel to such places as Alaska, Switzerland and California. She was a member of the Treadwell Methodist church.

Dorothy is survived by her children and their spouses, Kathy Decker of Oneonta, Elaine and Bruce Walcott of Saratoga Springs, James and Mary Benedict of Walnut Creek, California, and Bruce and Sharon Benedict of Latham; her grandchildren, Gordy Tyler, Jr., Christopher Tyler, Barbara (David) Kenyon, Michael (Sherrie) Walcott, Randall Benedict, Christopher (Amber) Benedict, Kristi (Martin) Egerth, and Kurt Benedict.

She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Jeff and Steven Tyler, Carleigh Kenyon, Bree Walcott, Jesse and Taylor Benedict, Mason and Colton Benedict; her sister, Marjorie (Roger) Cole of Oneonta and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Worthington and Dorothy Kennedy; her husband, Alton; her brothers, Donald S. and William S. Kennedy

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, with the Rev. Bert More officiating. Burial will follow in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.

Friends may call on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 6 to 8 PM in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.


  • Visitation Friday, October 28, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Janice Sperbeck

November 3, 2011

In memory of your Mom and our special neighbor. We have been missing her since she moved from here a few months ago, after almost 10 years as our neighbor. And we will miss all of you coming to visit. This is late as we have been away. Janice and Art

Joseph Kelly-Farley

October 27, 2011

Some of my fondest memories are of Mrs. B. when I was in school. She was always there with a ready smile or a shoulder if you needed. She was a great soul and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family.

Larry n Regina Henderson

October 27, 2011

Kathy, Elaine, Jim and Bruce
So very sorry for your loss. May happy memories carry you througth this sad time. Keeping you and your families in out thoughts and prayers.

Ken & Celia Soden

October 27, 2011

Kathy, Elaine and families: you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, Most sincerely Celia and Ken Soden

Danny n Sandy Ellis

October 26, 2011

Kathy, Elaine, Jim and Bruce: Danny and I just wanted to say that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many memories of your parents and hold them dear to our hearts. Take care of one another and know she is with your Dad now.
Danny and Sandy