William ‘Bill’ Benda

May 31, 1938 - August 21, 2023

05/31/1938 - 08/21/2023

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday August 24, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Veterans Service
Thursday August 24, 2023
5:45 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Funeral Service
Thursday August 24, 2023
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Thursday August 24, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

William “Bill” Benda Sr., 85, of Bellaire passed away on August 21, 2023, at his home in Bellaire, Ohio.

Born on May 31, 1938 in Belmont County, Ohio, a son of the late James and Anna (Johnson) Benda.

Bill was a United States Army Veteran and a retired Iron Worker for the Iron Workers Local #549

Outside of work, Bill’s true passion revolved around all things automotive. A self-proclaimed “Avid Nascar Fan,” he could often be found cheering on his favorite drivers. Auto racing, stock cars, and fixing up all kinds of automobiles were a hobby for Bill.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Susan Thatcher Benda on December 1, 2021 as well as two brothers, Charles and James Benda.

He is survived by his four children: William (Kim) Benda Jr. of Wheeling, WV; Tasha Tobiczyk of Jacobsburg, OH; and Telka (Jesse) Clear of Bellaire and Dianna (Scott) Ciancone of Bellaire, OH; a brother, Robert Benda of Bellaire, OH, four grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Services to honor Bill’s life will take place at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street Bellaire Ohio 43906 on Thursday August 24, 2023 from 2pm until time of Belmont County Veterans Service at 5:45pm. Funeral Services to immediately follow at 6pm. Visitation will resume until 8pm. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family at Holly Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Cats Stray Shun by going to TMCFunding.com

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Jeffrey Mooney
7 months ago

I remember those late nights working on your stock car.
I miss those days buddy.
I’m sorry for your loss Telka,Tasha & Bill jr.
Your dad will be missed 😢

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
7 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Benda Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, William Benda Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †