In Memory of






Obituary for Harold E. "Gene" Benford Jr.

BENFORD – Harold E., Jr. “Gene”, 92, Johnstown, died December 17, 2019 at his home. Born March 12, 1927 in Johnstown. Son of Harold E., Sr. and Sue (Wilson) Benford. Preceded in death by parents; wife Nancy Joyce (Rodgers) Benford on June 13, 2000; granddaughter Diana Gallucci and sister Izora Palm. Survived by children Jayne A. married to David Ginter, Jerry E. and wife Kym and Joleen G. married to Ralph Gallucci; grandchildren Chad Ginter and wife Amy, Amy (Ginter) married to Chris Kimmel and Gina and Kristina Gallucci and great-grandchildren Hunter, Bailey, Ian and Chance Kimmel. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Richland and Meat Cutters Union #23. Gene was a retired Meat Cutter for A&P, U-Save and Riverside Markets. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Boswell. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harold’s memory may be sent to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, PA 15963. To express condolences, make a donation or plant a memorial tree, visit