Andrew D. Benner

Jan 04, 2021
Andrew Benner

St. George — Andrew Duane Benner, 68, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, while in the Intensive Care Unit at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Andrew’s wife, Catherine “Kitzi” Benner was at his side.

Born Dec. 26, 1951, in Rockland, at the former Knox Hospital, to Lloyd and Gertrude (Breen) Benner, he lived most of his life in St. George and Cushing. He was educated in local schools and was a graduate of the former Georges Valley High School, class of 1970.

Following high school, Andrew enlisted in the Army and served in Berlin Germany during the Vietnam War.

Andrew, always a busy, outdoorsman, was an avid fisherman, hunter, syrup maker, commercial fisherman and clammer. He was also a licensed meat cutter and worked as an oil delivery man, depending on the time of year.

Always an optimistic person, following his diagnosis of glioblastoma, his favorite saying was “Don’t worry, it’s all in my head,” and when things looked bleak, he would often say “it is what it is.”

Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife of 40 years, Catherine “Kitzi” Benner of St. George; sons Morgan B. Benner of Marblehead, Mass., Kristopher L. Benner and his fiancée, Morgan Cornelison, of Washington, D.C. and brothers Alan L. Benner and Thurin G. Benner, both of St. George.

A celebration of Andrew’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Brain Tumor Association 8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 550 Chicago IL 60631, or online at ABTA.org

To share a memory or condolence with Andrew’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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