First Posted: 3/23/2008
William M. (Billy) Bentham, Sr., of Pittston, died Thursday morning at home. His wife of 29 years is the former Donna Swaha.
Born in Pittston, a son of the late Hugh and Elizabeth (Carlin) Bentham, he was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. He attended schools in Manassas, Va., and was a Marine veteran. He was employed by Panel Prints in Old Forge.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who loved football and baseball.
Surviving besides his wife are daughters, Crystal, Nichole and Courtney, and son, William, Jr., all at home; sisters, Colleen McAndrew and husband Billy, Alice Bentham and Darlene Vermac, all of Avoca, and several brothers-and-sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Ruane & Regan Funeral Home, 1308 Grove Street, Avoca, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Cemetery, Elmhurst, for the immediate family. Friends may call Monday, 4-7pm.