Douglas L. Bennett, 70, Milford; Amphenol Retiree, Vietnam Vet

IN MEMORIAM: Douglas L. Bennett, 70,

Milford; Amphenol Retiree, Vietnam Vet

MILFORD – Douglas L. Bennett, 70, an Amphenol retiree and Vietnam veteran, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at home, surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Oneonta, the son of the late Alfred and Evelyn (Nichols) Bennett.  He served in the Army in Vietnam.

On June 6, 1998, Doug married Shirley Knapp in Milford. Together they shared 20 years of marriage.

Doug worked as an automotive technician at local car dealerships. He then worked at Amphenol in Sidney as a machinist for many years until his retirement.

He and Shirley then traveled extensively around the country, visiting many of the 50 states, including Alaska, Hawaii and California.

Doug enjoyed motorcycles as he and Shirley always tried to include a motorcycle ride on their travels. He was also an avid collector which he enjoyed very much.

He was a member of the Oneonta VFW as well as the Laurens Masonic Lodge #548.

In addition to his wife, Doug is survived by step-children JoDee (Peter) Daum, Oneonta, Christel Hires of Lexington, S.C., and Donald Licari, Oneonta; his brothers Kenneth (Shelly) Fredenburg of Saxonburg, Pa., Donald Fredenburg of Oneonta, Robert (Sandra) Bennett of Otego, and C. David (JoAnn) Bennett of Milford; his sisters Patrice (Leon) Palmer of Newark Valley, Janice (Michael) Lottermann of Bay Minette, Ala., and Candace (Timothy) Eichhorn, of Clayville; three grandchildren Kaitlyn, Cassandra and William; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Doug was predeceased by a brother, Leslie Fredenburg, and his sister- in- law Sally Fredenburg.

His funeral as today at the Milford American Legion Post 1566.

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Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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