This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Contribution Surnames: Gibbs, Benford, Hodge, Betters, Ricketts Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.benford/69/mb.ashx Message Board Post: TOLEDO - A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Charles L. Benford Jr., 86, will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Washington Funeral Home. Mr. Charles L. Benford Jr. departed this life on Jan. 8, 2013, in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Charles L. Benford Jr. was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Youngstown, Ohio (Mahoning County) a son of Charles and Bertha Gibbs Benford Sr. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He earned his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and his master's degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, ACS and Alpha Phi Alpha. In 1985, he retired from Owens-Illinois Inc., where he worked as a senior lead engineer. Mr. Charles L. Benford Jr. received several patents for his work with glass decorating and published an article, Deals with GC analysis of perfume raw materials. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Lane L. Benford of Toledo, OH; a sister, Barbara Betters of Youngstown, Ohio; sister-in-law Mary Benford of Austintown, Ohio; his brother-in-law, William P. Hodge of Youngstown; and a host of other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Carla P. Benford; two sisters, Dorothy Ricketts and Betty Hodge; and two brothers, Clement G. Benford and Paul L. Benford. Friends may call today, january 19, 2013 at the funeral home, one hour prior to services. Ministry of comfort provided by J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Youngstown, Ohio Link below for photo http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2013/jan/19/charles-l-benford-j/ Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.