Edgar “ED” Benn

Edgar S. Benn (Ed) Lancaster, Pa passed away on July 12, 2022, at the age of 74 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Ed proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in 1968 to 1969 with the First Air Calvary as a Radio operator and forward observer for the Artillery.  He was awarded the Bronze star with a “V” device along with various other service medals and was honorably discharged in 1969 from Fort Hood Texas.  “Two of the best years of my life, I learned a lot and the experience gave me a good basis for the balance of my life.”

Ed is survived by his loving companion of 22 years, Jeanne Tuscano, who meant the world to him. Through all the good and not so good times they stood together.

Also surviving are his Mother, Gladys Benn-Brinkman, his daughter, Nicole Vega (Manny), Grandsons Alex and Andre Maldonado.  Jeanne’s children, Terri Stokes (Dave), Tina Tuscano (Bob Miller), Rob Tuscano (Kim).  Jeanne’s grandchildren and great grandchildren, who he doted on and loved like his own. Sisters Louise Gochnauer and Elaine Hessen.

Ed was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Brinkman and Brother, Lewis Benn.

Ed was loved by everyone who knew him, he was always there to help a friend or neighbor.  He was renowned for his love of Hershey Kisses and always ‘said it with a kiss’.

“I hope all your traffic lights are green in your life and that includes Lancaster County! I’ll see you in heaven, until then live well and I love you all. ED”

Per Ed’s wishes there will be no viewing or funeral.  A memorial will be held at a later date, to be announced at Fort Indiantown Gap Veterans cemetery with full military honors.

 

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