Benjamin English

Obituary of Benjamin English

Benjamin T. English, 38, of Peckville, died Tuesday morning at Geisinger Danville Hospital after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family. His life partner is Paul Janeski with whom he resided. Born in Tiona, PA, he was the son of Randy and Cindy Nuhfer English, Tiona. Ben was a graduate of Sheffield High School, class of 1999, and was employed as an Administrative Assistant at DePaul School at Allied Services. He resided in Peckville for the last 10 years having moved from Tiona in 2010. Ben was an enthusiastic animal advocate and a member of NE Boston Terrier Rescue. He is the dad to four furbabies. He enjoyed movies, dining out, Broadway musicals, spending time with his family, planting flowers, and had an extraordinary green thumb. He was well loved by his kids and teachers at his school. Also surviving are a sister, Trisha (English) Kafferlin and husband Erich, Meadville, PA; a paternal grandmother, Patricia English, Clarendon, PA; two nephews, Jaymison and Carson Hahn. Several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Beatrice Barner Nuhfer and a paternal grandfather Roy G. English. The funeral will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the James M. Margotta Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the ASPCA, NE Boston Terrier Rescue, Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, or Depaul School of Allied Services. For online condolences, visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com
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