David U. Bennett, Sr., a longtime resident of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his residence. He was 93.
Son of the late Melvin F. and Dagny (Ulricksen) Bennett Sr. David was born on March 14, 1924 in Mt. Kisco, NY.
Dave as he was known to all, was a retired carpenter with Carpenters Union Local #279 Newburgh for over 50 years, where he worked on numerous major construction projects throughout the area. As a highly skilled carpenter, he also built many local residential homes. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he recently celebrated 65 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Barbara. Known for his support and caring of his family, Dave loved to keep abreast of current events in the news and was a keen historian. He also loved to travel with his family across the US and abroad. Dave will be greatly missed by all.
In addition to his wife Barbara (Heller) Bennett, at home, he is survived by two sons, David U. Bennett, Jr. and his wife Kathy of Poughkeepsie and Jeffrey C. Bennett, Sr. and his wife Debbie of Newburgh; two daughters, Susan A. VanVoorhis and her husband Todd and Jill Bennett, all of Newburgh; nine grandchildren, The Rev. Adam Bennett, Kevin Bennett, Lisa Duncan, Kelly Spehalski, Jeremy Brooks, Jeffrey Bennett Jr., Owen Bennett, Todd Dickel Jr., Eric Dickel along with 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 North Plank Road (Rt. 32), Newburgh, NY. A Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:00 am with The Rev. Adam Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity House Inc. (Food Pantry), 3 Owens Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.