Carl O. Benson, 99, formerly of White Oak, currently of Chevy Chase, MD, died Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Five Star Premier Residence. Born in McKeesport, July 13, 1922, son of the late Charles O. and Ellen A. Gustafsson Benson, husband of the late Mary E. Powers Benson, he is survived by his wife, Woodene Bell Merriman; son, Carl J. Benson of Elizabeth Township; 2 daughters, Mary Ellen Benson of Monroeville and Christine Imgrund of Peters Township; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mr. Benson was a founder and owner of King’s Family Restaurants, was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, and served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during WWII. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Friday, July 30 from 3-6 PM. A service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.
Originally published July 27, 2021.