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July 13, 1931 - April 13, 2006


Life and Love Continue
A stream can have no ending,
For the ocean never ends.
A path winds on,
though we can't always
See around its bends.
Our view must stop
where earth meets sky,
But both stretch on and on.
We cannot see our loved ones,
Still we know they are not gone -
For God has promised us a home
Through all eternity
Where life and love continue
Far beyond what we can see.

I am the Resurection    and
    he who
 Believes in me
     even if he die 


Clifton L. Bennett, age 74, of Erie, was called home Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Select Specialty Hospital, surrounded by family.

He was born July 13, 1931 in Erie, son of Mary Bennett and the late Ira Bennett. Clifton was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean conflict. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in 1985, after 30 years of service. He was an active member of the Kaiser Retirees, serving in the union, active in fighting for workers benefits, and was currently serving as UAW NWPA Retired Workers Chairman. Clifton also owned Jet Spray Car Wash on 26th and Bauer for 17 years.
He was a member of the Siebenbuerger, Polish Falcons, Foresters, Holy Trinity, and Sharpshooters Clubs. He was a well known area bowler who won the city singles and doubles championships, was a member of the 700 Club and bowled in many leagues throughout the city.
Clif was an avid golfer and enjoyed a hole-in-one on #15 at Downing.
He also enjoyed playing cards with his friends at his many social clubs.

Clif was a cherished brother, father and grandfather. He had a heart of gold.

 In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Bennett; a sister, Joyce Barnett and uncle Anthony Platner.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Bennett; a son, Ronald C. Bennett and wife Brenda; his brothers, Ira and companion Bev, Larry and wife Mary, John, and Steve; a sister, Clara Kaus and husband Chuck; his long term companion, Phyllis Zimmer and her family; his beloved grandchildren, Brooke and Leah Bennett, whom he adored; his ex-wife, Mildred Bennett; many nieces and nephews. Clif was laid to  rest at Lakeside Cemetery.


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April 13, 2015

We think of Clifton today

Be with his family today and remind them that they will see him again
in Heaven.


December 2014


July 13, 2014

from your family here on Earth.



April 13, 2014
Thinking of you on the anniversary of your passing. Its been 8 years since you left this Earth.
But your family thinks of you often.





July 13, 3013
Hey Clif,
I have this new calendar and I posted all the members of life ever after, and today it popped up that it was your birthday.
So I am stopping by to wish you a  HAPPY BIRTHDAY  and hope that you and the family celebrate it in a very special way.
Say hi to my mom and dad for me.



April 13, 2013
It's been 7 years since you left this Earth. Your family miss you and think of you often.




Stopping by to wish a

Remember our loved ones this year

October 3, 2011
Tonight your sister Clara joins you in heaven. She is finally without pain. We are sad, but we know that one day we will see you all again.
 I add her to the list of members here at Life Ever After. Clara Kaus

December 2010
Wishing  a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Please remember our loved ones during this holiday season.

June 23, 2010  Today Clifton's  mom, Mary Bennett, joined her family in heaven. I know it was a beautiful reunion and take comfort in knowing that we will all be together again when our time comes.
As his family prepare Mary's funeral I create a place for Mary on Life Ever After.


Stopping by with a memory of Christmas 2009


July 13, 2007 Celebrating Clifton's birth day is one way to keep his memory alive.
Know in your heart that one day you will see him again and take this day to remember the happy times Cliff shared with everyone.


4/13/2007 One year has passed since we said  goodbye. Cliff's memory lives on in our hearts.
Just because we can't see him. don't think he doesn't see us and is there for us still.  Our hearts go out to his family  on this one year anniversary.

As the holiday season approaches, let us remember the happy times. Keep Clifton's family in your  thoughts and prayers.  Merry Christmas 2006

4/18/06 Ron & Millie: It has been years since I last saw anyone in the Bennett family.
But memories remain, including Polish Falcons golf and bowling enjoyments shared with Cliff. I considered him a friend and I certainly knew how much he loved both of you.
 God bless - all of you remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Lt. Jim Schwartz (Ret) (Erie, PA )


4/16/06  Ron,  I am deeply sorry for the loss of your Dad, and that I was unable to attend the funeral.
Jim Henry (Erie, PA )


4/16/06  Cliff was a good friend during our years at Kaiser. He will be missed.
Charles & Helen Locke (Erie, PA )


4/15/06   Ron and Family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad.
Phil Marnella (Erie, PA )


4/15/06   Clif was 18 when I was born. Growing up with the Bennett's as neighbors was a plus. Being an only child they were like my second family. They got stuck watching me when my parents had to work.
In later years as I started my web design business Clif asked me to help him sell his time share in North Carolina. It was awesome that he got responses through the internet where actual realtors couldn't.
Learning of his illness and passing just goes to prove that life is precious and we need to live it to the fullest every day.
Now without pain, Clif is at home with his dad and sister and uncle. Someday we will see him again.
Margaret Harrison



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