William R. Benzel of Plum, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Beloved husband for 54 years of Casandra. Cherished father of Sherree Peterson (Todd) and Melissa Hankle. Adored grandfather of Meghan and Matthew Peterson. Brother of Jerri Torsney (Jim) and Kathy Malsch (Wayne). Bill retired from Leybold in Export, PA after 26 years of service as a purchasing manager. He was a member of Christ Church at Grove Farm and a friend of Holiday Park United Methodist Church. Fraternally he was a 33rd Degree Mason, Past Master of Plum Creek Lodge and TPM Gourgas Lodge, Scottish Rite. A private funeral service was held at MAURICE L. KNEE, LTD. FUNERAL HOME, officiated by Rev. Tony Fallisi and interment followed in Plum Creek Cemetery. If desired, the Benzel family suggest memorials in Bill's name be made to Plum Food Pantry, 81 Sandune Dr., Plum, PA 15239.