Karen Benjamin

Obituary of Karen A. Benjamin

Port Allegany - Karen A. Benjamin, 67, of Port Allegany, passed away Friday (November 17, 2023) at her residence in Port Allegany.


She was born June 12, 1956 in Bradford, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy Reed Alcock.


Karen attended Smethport Area Schools and worked as a bartender in the area for several years. She worked at the Valley Inn in Farmers Valley and lastly at the Eldred American Legion.


She was a member of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.


She is survived by:

Two daughters:  Amie (Tim) Maben and Jennifer Freer both of Port Allegany

One son: Eric Gelormini of Port Allegany

10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren

two sisters: Debbie (Tom) Bidwell of Port Allegany and Paula Mueller of Arizona

three brothers: Gary (Diane) Alcock of Bradford, Steven Alcock of Crosby, and Thomas Alcock of Port Allegany

several nieces and nephews


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Alcock, Jr. and one sister, Connie Lathrop and two nieces Disns Fazio and Lori Krawitz.


There will be no visitation or services.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


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