Benno J. "Ben" Bearer

12/11/1930 - 12/16/2020


Obituary For Benno J. "Ben" Bearer

Benno J. “Ben” Bearer, 90, Carrolltown passed away December 16, 2020 at Miners Medical Center. He was born December 11, 1930 in Carrolltown, the son of Irvin J. and M. Ethelend (Waltz) Bearer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Barbara Mulligan, brothers Robert “Bob” Bearer and William “Bill” Bearer. He is survived by his loving wife, whom he married October 5, 1957 Sarah “Sally” (Bloom) Bearer; children Kathy Samay, Johnstown; Benno (Karen) Bearer, Jr., Carrolltown; Mary Ann (Alan) Moore, Warrenton, VA; Don “Duck” Bearer, Carrolltown; grandchildren Isaac, Renee, Luke, Ethan, Michaela, Vincent, Nicci and Chris; five great grandchildren; sister Elizabeth “Betty” Perry, Fayetteville; brother Bernard (Caryle) Bearer, Carrolltown and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a 1948 graduate of Carrolltown High School. Ben was a U.S. Army Veteran and when he returned from the service he took over the family business Bearer Appliance in Carrolltown. He was an active member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown and the Carrolltown American Legion Post 506, where he was a member of the honor guard for military funerals. He enjoyed spending time at Dark Hollow Camp. Ben volunteered for the blood drives at the church, enjoyed photography, was an avid St. Francis basketball fan and enjoyed visiting residents at various personal care homes. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be private. Funeral Mass 10:00 am Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown by Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB. Interment church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to St. Benedict Catholic Church PO Box 447 Carrolltown, PA 15722. Full military rites will be accorded by local veterans organizations. You may leave online condolences at or on our Facebook page.

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  • 12/20/2020

    Sorry to hear of Bens passing. Fond memories of him from the Bearer reunions. Thoughts and prayers to all, from the family of Ted Bearer..

  • 12/19/2020

    Dear Family and Friends of Mr Bearer! Keeping you all close in thoughts and prayers! May all your precious memories hug your hearts always. His love and light remains with you all. We will always remember him for his kind and generous , caring heart. Dear God please carry and comfort you all! Take care, God Bless!

  • 12/18/2020

    Talk about a Carrolltown Icon, Ben was it. He knew more people and the history of Carrolltown then anyone I know. He will be sadly missed. Sorry for your loss. Bill and Giny Serafin

  • 12/18/2020

    Ben was a great guy. I always enjoyed spending time with him at camp when I was up there for deer season with my dad. Very sorry for your loss.

  • 12/18/2020

    Very nice man always looked after others and was always there to help or comfort others,He will be greatly missed by all .Rest in peace Mr Bearer . The Don Kirk family

  • 12/18/2020

    One of Carrolltown's finest. He will be missed. Louise Kline

  • 12/17/2020

    The Carrolltown community lost a great man who was so much to so many. Sympathies from our family to yours. Thomas/Baker/Mitchell Family

  • 12/17/2020

    I loved my dad please pray for my mother who I also love. Benno

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James E. Renninger


James E. Renninger