Paul Neil Benedict

Paul Neil Benedict, 74, of Columbus, and formerly of Marietta, Ohio, passed away on Sept. 21, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Paul was born on April 3, 1939, to the late Henry Nelson and Marie (Mercer) Benedict in Beverly, Ohio.

He was raised in Fleming, Ohio, where he worked for Walter J. McCarthy Real Estate and moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1989. Paul worked many years as a realtor in Marietta and Columbus at Saxton Real Estate. Paul was a member of the Good Shepherd Community Church where he served as usher and on the Administrative Board for many years.

In Paul’s earlier years, he spent many hours racing on his dirt bike, gardening, doing yard work and was an avid fan of OSU sports. He was very patriotic and loved to travel the United States. Paul’s true love and joy was his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Karen Benedict; brother, Ronald “Bubby” Benedict; sister, Bonnie June Benedict; and step-son, Bradley White. Survived by Joanne (Fox) White Benedict, his loving wife of 14 years; three daughters, Katherine Benedict, Belpre, Ohio, Kimberly (Ross) Warren of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly (Wesley) Jester, Vincent, Ohio; step-son, Timothy White of Clintonville; one brother, Nelson Benedict; and one sister, Leona Slatzer. He is survived by grandchildren, Amber Schaad, McKinzi Warren, Colin Starkey, Harrison Warren, and Sarah and Dylan White; and great-grandson, Riley White.

Calling hours will be held at Schoedinger Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio, today from 4-8 p.m. with calling on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 210 Obetz Road, Columbus, Ohio from 10-11 a.m. with services at 11 a.m.

Paul will be transported to Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, with calling hours Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26, from 10-11 a.m. with service at 11 a.m. and burial to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Community Church or Sarcoma Cancer, c/o Arthur G. James Cancer Center.

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