Walter A. "Buzzy" Benard

April 10, 1949 ~ August 25, 2022 (age 73) 73 Years Old



Walter “Buzzy” Benard Jr. age 73, of McDonald, passed on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

He was born April 10, 1949 in Pittsburgh; a son of Walter A. and Elva Jacqueline Cook Benard.

Walter was a graduate of Fort Cherry High School class of 1967. Shortly after graduation he was hired by Shenango Inc. in Neville Island as a pipefitter.

On March 23, 1968, he married Marge Jane Lapin who survives.

“Buzzy” enjoyed fishing, camping, and wrestling. He was a former head wrestling coach for Fort Cherry High School. Walter was a huge Pitt fan, attending many Pitt football games. He enjoyed attending Estate sales, looking for that bargain, and building toys, such as a merry go round for his grandchildren to play on, who he truly cherished.

Surviving is his daughter, Bridget (Michael) Hensel of Pittsburgh, a sister Linda (Bob) Harpster of Enola, PA; two brothers Terry and Danny Benard of Bay St. Louis, MS; three grandchildren, Alexis (Alexander) Honeygosky, Matthew and Charlotte Hensel.

Deceased are an infant brother Stephen Benard and his in-laws Walter and Charlotte Tornabene Lapin.

All services are private and entrusted to Nation Funeral Home. Inc. 220 E. Lincoln Ave. McDonald, PA. 15057.

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