Richard Martin Bennett

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Richard Bennett

Richard Martin Bennett, 94, of Johnstown, NY, passed away in Fort Walton Beach, FL, at the home of his daughter, Deborah Martin (John) on Saturday, July 18, 2020. He was born in Gloversville, NY on October 3, 1925, and was the son of the late Martin and Mae Bennett.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Irene Kollar Bennett; a daughter, Linda Sefcovic Cook (Phillip) of Fultonville, NY; brothers, Edward Donnellan (Julia) of NYC, NY, George Bennett (Patricia) of Mayfield, NY; sisters, Frances Long (Francis) of NYC, NY, Helen Steenburg (Clarence) of Gloversville, NY, Shirley LaVallee (Gerard) of Gloversville, NY, and Theresa Morrison (Clarence) of Speculator, NY.

He is survived by one grandson; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Richard graduated from Gloversville High School, class of 1943. He worked for Curtin-Hebert Co. of Gloversville, NY for over 60 years. He was inducted into the Fonda Speedway 2019 Hall of Fame (car 71).

He was a longtime member and usher of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Gloversville, NY. Arrangements are pending.

By Patricia Older