William B. "Ben" Eddy, 78, of Happytown Road, Bear Lake, Pa., died at his home on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
He was born in Bear Lake, Pa., on Sept. 16, 1933, a son of the late John and Olive Johnson Eddy.
Ben was raised and educated in Bear Lake and attended Panama High School. He had been a farmer his entire life. He worked on his parents' farm before he eventually owned and operated his own dairy farm in Bear Lake. He retired from farming in 1999.
William B. “Ben” Eddy
He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, boxing and football, especially the New Orleans Saints.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Naomi Eddy; a sister, Phyllis Ardell Eddy Pintagro; and three brothers: Floyd, Johnny and Jerome Eddy.
Ben is survived by his wife, Helen G. Yoder Eddy, whom he married Feb. 26, 1971, in Bear Lake, Pa.; a daughter, Icey Benedict of Corry, Pa.; two stepsons: Robert Donnell and his wife, Sheila, of Columbus, Pa., and Brian Donnell and his wife, Tricia, of Sugar Grove, Pa. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Tessa, Amanda, Joe, Ben and Faith; a great-grandson, Ryley; and one niece, Mary Sarno and her husband, Tony.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Bear Lake Fire Hall, Center St., Bear Lake, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lynn Cirigliano will officiate. A dinner will follow the service.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the Bear Lake Fire Hall, Center St., Bear Lake, PA 16402; or Hospice of Warren County, 22 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365.