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Wallace "Wally" Benner

May 30, 1931 — October 23, 2022

Wallace “Wally” Gilbert Benner, 91, of Severn, passed away at his home on October 23, 2022. He was born in Baltimore to the late John William and Elsie Mae Benner. Wally honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He went on to work for Westinghouse and retired after 30+ years. He enjoyed coaching boy’s lacrosse with St. Mark’s Lacrosse in Catonsville, playing tennis and sailing. His greatest joy of all was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wally was a great dancer and the “life of the party”; to know him was to love him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David J. Benner; and his two brothers, Harry and John Benner.

Wally is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Gerri; loving children, Theresa E. Polm (Richard E. Polm) and Thomas P. Benner (Mary Botticelli); dear daughter-in-law, Karen Benner; beloved grandchildren, Jason Polm (Jenny), Daniel Polm (Chelsea Raque), Laura Koivula (Mikael), Ryan Benner and Nicholas Benner; and cherished great-grandchildren, Luke Polm, Natalie Polm, Octavia Koivula and Aurora Koivula.

The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A., 1 2nd Avenue SW (at Crain Hwy.) Glen Burnie on Tuesday, Nov. 1st, from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10 AM, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Hospice of the Chesapeake by visiting www.hospicechesapeake.org

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A.

1 2nd Ave SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A.

1 2nd Ave SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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