Susan Benamati

December 1, 1950 ~ October 29, 2020 (age 69)


Susan Benamati, 69, Indiana, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 while at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

The daughter of George and Sarah (Reed) Leary, she was born December 1, 1950 in Indiana, PA.

Susan was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana.  She had been employed as a rural mail carrier for 30 years and was co-owner of Benamati’s Creekside Convenience. 

Susan loved to travel with her husband, Robert, across the country sightseeing and visiting with family and friends.  Susan and Robert were snowbirds and spent much of the winter in Florida.  She enjoyed being outdoors even if it was only to complete yard work but especially enjoyed swimming. 

One of Susan’s latest projects was assisting UTapao Alumni Association with restoration work on a B52 displayed at the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport.

Susan will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who courageously fought and won a year-long battle with cancer.

Surviving is her husband, Robert Benamati, Indiana; children, Michelle Solloway and her husband, Neil, Oxford, PA, Benjamin Benamati, and his wife, Emily, Indiana, and Jason Benamati and his significant other, Lynn Stephens, Indiana; grandchildren, Josephine and Gabriel Benamati, Muncy, PA, Giulianna Benamati, Indiana, George Benamati, Indiana, Logan Stephens, Indiana, Brittany Stephens, FL, Carissa Schreiber, NY City, and Sarah Solloway, Oxford, PA; sister, Sally Ann Deabenderfer and her husband, Pat, Satellite Beach, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Angelina.

A private funeral service will be held on Monday at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home.  For those wishing, you may access the funeral service for Susan which begins at 11 a.m. by using the following link:

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Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery will be private.



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