Benjamin Benny AtkinsonMay 1, 1965 ~ September 23, 2017 (age 52)
Benjamin “Benny” Atkinson 52, of Lower Burrell, passed away on Saturday September 23, 2017. He was born May 1, 1965 in Armstrong County. Benny lived at The Toledo House through Passavant Memorial Homes with three other roommates Buzzy, Matty and Butchie. Benny was a people person and was loved by all who knew him. He was a longtime resident of Passavant where he built family bonds with many of his staff members whom he cherished very much. He had a way to make everyone he knew feel very special, giving his friends nick names and always taking time to ask them how they were. Ben had a great sense of humor and liked to joke with his staff and friends. He enjoyed watching Jeopardy at 7pm. The movie Pollyanna, pizza, chips and ice-cream and going out to eat. He also enjoyed going to “school” his day program where he had so many friends and greeting people and joking with the staff by saying “your late”. The many people that knew Ben loved him very much and were touched greatly from his love, humor and personality. Benny will be forever in the hearts of those who were blessed to know him. He will be truly missed by his "sweet heart" Elaine, his support staff and his day program.
Friends and family will be received on Tuesday September 26, 2017 from 2-4 and 6 until time of services at 7:30pm in THE CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME INC. 801 Pgh. St. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.