Barbara Ann Benz

Barbara Ann Benz

printed 07/13/2018


Barbara Ann Benz, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018 at her home.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Helen Burkhart Schmidt.

She is survived by her beloved husband, of 37 years, Edward F. Benz, and children, Dean Marra of Morgantown, West Virginia, Michelle Marra Everett and her husband, Daniel, of Frederick, Maryland, Edward F. Benz, Jr. and his wife, Jill, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Lori Benz Virnig and her husband, Tedd, of Tucson, Arizona.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Edward Schmidt.

Mrs. Benz had worked in human resources for a pharmaceutical company for many years. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, the Republican Women’s Club, and a volunteer at St. John Neumann. She enjoyed playing cards.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at St John Neumann Catholic Church near Ocean Pines. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. John Lunness and Rev. John Klevence will officiate. Interment will be private for the family.

A donation in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1315 Mt. Hermon Rd., Salisbury, Maryland 21904.

Letters of condolence may be sent via: Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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