Born: June 16, 1913

Died: April 2, 1968

Married: Iris Hullinger

Children: Barbara, Betty Ann

Willard Benware was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Alfred and Leila Anderson Benware. 


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 2, 1968

Willard Benware

Willard Benware, of Bloomingdale, died at 11:30 Tuesday evening at Placid Memorial Hospital of injuries received when a tree fell on him while he was working at the Bobsled Run, March 27. He was employed by the New York State Conservation Department.

Mr. Benware had been a baseball player with Army teams and with the semi-professional Brighton Blues and Newton Falls teams. He served with the Army Engineers in World War II and in Japan. He also was a member of the Bloomingdale Fire Department.

Mr. Benware was born June 16, 1913, in Brushton, a son of Alfred and Leila Anderson Benware. He was married on July, 2, 1943 to Iris Hullinger who survives.

Other survivors are his mother, who now lives in Bloomingdale,; two daughters, Barbara and Betty Ann of Albany; two brothers, Alfred of Bloomingdale and Ray of Rockville, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Califano of Schenectady; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Fortune Funeral Home, beginning at 2 p. m. Wednesday. The arrangements for the funeral service are incomplete. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery.

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