Walter C. Bennett age 76, of West 5th Street in Corning died Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira.
He was born in Troupsburg, NY on February 12, 1929, the son of Clive and Doris (Johnson) Bennett. He married Lola Thomas on July 14, 1983 in Painted Post. Walter served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been a Past Master of the Corning-Painted Post Masonic Lodge, and member of the American Legion. Walter retired from Corning Glass Works in 1981 as a Machinist.
He is survived by his wife Lola at home, two daughters: Kathy Bennett of Allen, TX and Debra (John) Griswold of Windermere, FL; one son, Bryan (Kim Shaddock) Bennett of Arlington, TX; four sisters, Catherine (Alpha) Schoonover of Millerton, PA, Patty (Arland) VanNess of Wellsboro, PA, Elaine (John) Hoke of Beaver Dams, and Charlotte (Dave) Seager of Painted Post; one brother: Durward (Eloise) Bennett of Wellsboro; step sons, James (Susan) Thomas of Tyrone, NY, Steven (Darla) Thomas of Corning; step daughters, Linda (Donald) Stewart of Corning and Nancy Thomas of Corning, six grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren, five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday November 16, 2005 from 6-8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00 PM. Burial will be in Catlin Hollow Cemetery in Middlebury, PA on Thursday at 11:00am with Military Honors.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.