Ronald J. Benton, Sr., age 80, of Altoona, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family, following a long battle with cancer. He was born February 28, 1942 in Beaverdale, a son of the late James S. and Velma (Corl) Benton. He married Margaret Ann Ickes on Oct. 19, 1963 in Leamersville.
Surviving is his wife, Peg Benton; four children: Ronald J. Benton, Jr. (Samantha) of Duncansville, Tammy Foor (Brad) of Bellwood, Terry Benton (Tina) of Duncansville, and James “Pee Wee” Benton (Yetta) of Altoona; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Benton (Karen) of Altoona; a sister, Delores Franklin of Indianapolis, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers: Sherwood, Jay, Don, Wayne, and Ed Benton, and a sister, Mae Hillagis.
Ron retired from Beavertown Block in 2007, where he worked for 43 years.
He enjoyed trips to Florida, camping, fishing, spending time with his family, racing when he was younger, and being a mechanic for his grandsons’ race cars.
Friends will be received on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and on Tuesday, April 5, from 10-11am followed by a funeral service, officiated by Pastor Lynn Johnston, at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Duncansville. Interment will take place at Carson Valley Cemetery.