In Memory

Elwood (Ed) Bentham

Elwood A. Bentham, Jr., 85, of Palmer Township, formerly of Easton, entered the gates of Heaven on Thursday, December 1, 2022, in St. Luke's Hospital-Monroe. Born September 27, 1937, in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Elwood A. Bentham, Sr. and Marguerite M. (Odenwelder) Bentham. He and his wife, Nancy I. (Lutz) Bentham, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on May 26, 2022. Elwood was a 1956 graduate of Easton High School and served with the Navy Reserves. He retired in 1994 from Met-Ed, Portland Station, where he was a repairman for 36 years. Elwood will be incredibly missed as he was the best husband, dad, and grandfather. He enjoyed golfing years ago, quoits, camping and family get-togethers which will never be the same without his banjo playing. He was a member of Rajah Temple, Reading; Easton Lodge 152, F & AM; and Easton Forest 35, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by two daughters, Wanda Ochental and her husband Joe, of Wanaque, NJ, and Michelle Borushak and her husband Scott, of Sciota, PA; a brother, Richard B. Bentham and his companion Jane Weidman, of Palmer Township; a sister, Darlene Snyder, of Dixon City, PA; eight grandchildren, Crystal, Jerry, Amber, Robert, Dana, Max, Dylan and Samantha; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two daughters, Danette Magnuson and Terri Stangeland. A memorial service will be held at 10:30am Thursday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Call Thursday 9:30-10:30am in the funeral home. Offer online condolences at The family would like to thank the staff of St. Luke's Monroe Campus for the amazing care and compassion they showed Elwood and the family during his final days. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. 2101 Northampton Street Wilson Borough, PA 18042 (610) 258-7211

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01/06/23 09:41 PM #1    

Robert Jones

Ed Bentham and I were in Machine Shop together.  He was a very talented machinist.  He was also a plesant person who was considerate at all times, and real gentleman.  I haven't seen Ed since graduation, but certainly remember him well.

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