Alan R. Bennett died Saturday (April 28, 2012) at his home, 19 Doughty St. in Dunkirk, N.Y.
Born in Erie, Pa., in 1960, he was the son of Thelma and the late Everett Bennett. He was 51 years old at the time of his death.
Alan worked for the Dunkirk Metal Corporation of Dunkirk, N.Y., until he had to retire due to poor health conditions.
Surviving are his wife, April (Alford) Bennett; two sons, Alan R. Bennett of Westfield, N.Y., and Brandon Bennett of Dunkirk, N.Y.; and three daughters, Amanda Langer, Jennifer Bennett and Hailey Douglas of Sherman, N.Y. Alan is further survived by five brothers, Duane, Everett, Dale and Richard Bennett and Robert Miller; five sisters, Edna Lunney, Tina Palicia, Peggy McCorick and Cathy and Brenda Bennett; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The 7 p.m. funeral service was held Friday, May 4 at the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main Street, Ripley, N.Y., with the Rev. Phillip Johnson officiating. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral service and called at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.
Donations to the Family of the late Alan R. Bennett would be greatly appreciated.