Samuel A. Benedetto (EVANS, Ga.)

EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at University Hospital, Mr. Samuel A. Benedetto, 92, husband of Patricia Barnett Benedetto. Mr. Benedetto was a native of Altoona, PA and has resided in the Augusta area for the past 22 years. He was retired from the US Naval Reserves as a SMCS and co-owner of Dots Beauty Shop. Mr. Benedetto was a member of the Italian American Club of the CSRA, the Juniata American Legion, the VFW Post 8685 in Altoona, PA, the Fleet Reserve Association and the USS Idaho Association. He was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Grovetown, GA. Family members in addition to his wife include his daughter: Victoria Ronan (Michael) of Hephzibah; step-daughter: Lindy Norton (Bill) of Martinez; step-son: Dan Barnett (Molly) of Martinez; grandchildren: Keith Ronan (Karen) of Augusta, Kelly Jarnagin (Billy) of Bluffton, SC; step grandchildren: Lynn Rau (Jim), David Barnett (Christin), Melissa Davis (Rosco), Allison Varnum (Jimbo), Emily Norton; 4 step great -grandchildren and sisters: Helen Bradley of York, PA and Rose DeBuon of Altoona, PA. Mr. Benedetto was preceded in death by his first wife: Dorothy K. Debarber Benedetto. Funeral Mass will be held today, Friday, May 2, 2008 at 12:00 Noon at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Roverse celebrant and assisted by Rev. Gary DeMore. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Altoona, PA. Memorials may be made to the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Building Fund, 4921 Columbia Rd., Grovetown, GA or the Alzheimers Association, 1899 Central Ave, Augusta, GA 30904. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-May 2, 2008