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OBITUARY: Benansky


Charles “Butch” Benansky

COPAKE—Charles “Butch” Benansky of Copake passed away Wednesday July 1, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late John and Jenny (Cussuttica) Benansky.

After graduating from Roeliff Jansen Central School, he served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. He then went on to own and operate The Goodly Company, Inc., a trucking company that served the bulk cement industries in Westchester County. He loved Camaros, car racing and was passionate about the Boston Red Sox.

Mr. Benansky is survived by: his spouse, Nancy (Geyer) Benansky; two sons, Chad Benansky and Heath Benansky; a daughter, Brett Lee Benansky (Kevin Paige); two grandchildren, Shyanne Benansky and Benjamin Benansky; a great-grandson, Dominic Benansky and his beloved Pug sidekick, Daisy Wu.

Calling hours will be at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. This will be a casual dress event.

A Remembrance Celebration will be held at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to: the Sheriffs’ Children Summer Camp, c/o New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute, 27 Elk Street, Albany 12207; Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 965 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham 12110; or the Children’s Back-Pack Program at Taconic Hills Central School.

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