John T. Benedek, Jr.

By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

John Timothy Benedek, Jr., 41, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, November  30, 2018. He was born June  5, 1977 in Jeannette and was the son of John T. (Joy A. ) Benedek, Sr. of North Huntingdon and the late Rosalie (Zaffuto) Benedek. John was co-owner of J & M Automotive Repair Service, LLC., in McKeesport.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, wonderful life-partner, loving son, super amazing father, great step-dad, pap pap and uncle. He was a great automotive restoration specialist, painter and mechanic. He enjoyed building R C cars for his son and family trips to the beach. John would help anyone, anytime, and was someone you could always count on.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his life companion of 16 years, BobbiJo Lawson, sons, Jace Gerlando Benedek, and Eric M. Lawson , and daughter,  Courtney Lawson of Elizabeth Township, granddaughter, Emma Verbanec, sister, Stacey (Jason Sanner) Tvrdovsky of North Versailles, step-brother, Matthew (Catherine) Galeza of York, nephew, Cody Tvrdovsky, special brothers and friends, Jason Sari, Jeremiah Walter, and Doug Markland,  aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Friends are welcome Tuesday, December  4, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 8:00 pm with The Rev. Paul Walter, officiating. Condolences may be made at

Originally published December 03, 2018.

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