Frederick J. Bennett
Frederick J. Bennett, age 88, passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest, on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, after surviving COVID-19 in 2020, and battling bladder cancer for over a year.
Frederick was born in Bryn Mawr, PA on January 4, 1933, son of the late William Kerrigan and Annie Sarah McMenamin. They raised three children together, William, Amelia and Frederick.
Frederick attended catholic schools and graduated from Lower Merion Township High School in 1951.
After graduation, Frederick worked in accounting for the Pennsylvania Railroad, while attending classes at Temple University. He later joined the US Marine Corps.
He married Margy Elaine Klopfer, on June 29, 1957, and relocated to Cherry Point, North Carolina. They later moved to Bethesda, MD, where they raised their three daughters together.
Frederick was a proud veteran with 16 years of service, receiving a medal for good conduct from the U.S. Marine Corps, and served in the US Marine Corps Reserves, and US Air Force Reserves.
Frederick enjoyed listening to classical music on NPR radio and riding his motor scooter to Andrew’s Air Force Base, and around Washington, DC and Georgetown.
Frederick will be remembered for his love of his family, beautiful smile and steel blue eyes, and charming sense of humor.
Frederick was preceded in death by his parents, William Kerrigan and Annie Sarah (McMenamin) Bennett, and siblings, William and Amelia Jane Bennett, and his wife, Margy (Elaine) Bennett.
Survivors include, three daughters: Melinda (Mindy) Bennett of Wilmington, DE, Barbara Anne Stevenson, of Germantown, MD, and Diana Marie Andreassen, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Also survived by his grandchildren, Sarah Heck Simpler, Harry Heck, III, Russell Heck, Jake Andreassen and Ally Andreassen, and great grandchildren, Dane Heck, Riley Heck, Penelope Heck, Jessica Aviles Heck, and Lily Aviles Heck.
The family would like to extend our gratitude to Delaware Hospice, for providing expert and compassionate care, and spiritual guidance at the end of Frederick’s life.
Frederick’s Graveside Service and Interment, with Military Honors will be held Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 200 Matsonford Road, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: American Cancer Society, 1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19103 or the Wounded Warrior Project, Post Office Box 758516, Topeka, KA 66675-8516.
Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 300 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA, (610) 828-0330.