Jon Benge Jr.
Jon Benge Jr.
Jon Benge Jr.
Jon Benge Jr.
Jon Benge Jr.
Jon Benge Jr.

Obituary of Jon J. Benge Jr.

Phelps/Florida Jon J. Benge Jr. age 63, died on Thursday February 24, 2022 at Poinciana Medical Center in Florida after a month long battle with Covid. A celebration of life will be held in Phelps at a time to be announced. It is requested that memorial donations be made to the Phelps Fire Department PO Box 81 Phelps, NY 14532. Jon was born on September 13, 1958 in Clifton Springs, NY the son of the late Jon J. and Eleanor Keating Benge Sr. Jon was a lifetime member of the Phelps Fire Department. He was also the past Fire Chief of Watkins Glen International Raceway which was a large part of his life. He loved all sports and was also an avid softball and baseball player. Other interests that Jon had was NASCAR, New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Staci Benge of Davenport, FL; (3) children to include Jessica (Rafael Mateo) Benge of Clarksville, TN, Jillian (Tim) Petchak of Mooresville, NC and Joe (Amanda) Benge of Canandaigua, NY; (4) grandchildren to include Holland Benge, Lydia Benge, Hayden Benge and Eli Petchak. Brothers and sisters to include Billy Benge of Phelps, NY, Kim (Greg) Bliven of Phelps, NY, J.T. (Heather) McClellan of Phelps, NY, and Helen (James) Bement of Newark, NY Mother and Father-in-law Jerry and Ellen Jimerson of Orlando FL, and Sister-in-law Keri (Jimmy) Hinchion of Danvers, MA. Jon had several nieces and nephews and two "furbabies" Missy and Chrystal that he loved endlessly. Local arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps.
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