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Mark R. Bennyhoff

February 7, 2024
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Mark Bennyhoff Obituary

Mark R. Bennyhoff, 54, of Walnut Street, Ashland, passed away Wednesday February 7, 2024, surrounded by his family, at his residence.  Born in Palmerton, July 1, 1969, he is the son of Allane Bennyhoff Kistler, of Tamaqua, and the late Bruce Kistler Sr., the late Allen and Shirley Bennyhoff of Jim Thorpe, and Earl Holland Sr., Walnutport. He was a graduate of Jim Thorpe High School, class of 1987, and a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Ashland. Mark was a member of the North Schuylkill Youth Soccer Association for a number of years, serving on the board of directors, and as a coach. He was also active with the Junior Spartan Basketball League, Ashland Softball, and the Ashland Little League. He was employed as a Service Technician for Simflex Grinnell of Allentown, until his retirement.  Preceding Mark in death was a brother, David Bennyhoff.
Wife of 22 yrs Stephanie Kane Bennyhoff
Son:  Christian Kane and his wife Brianna, Ashland
Son:  Nicholas Bennyhoff, Ashland
Daughter:  Lauren Bennyhoff, Ashland
Brother:  Bruce Kistler Jr., and his wife Amy, Tamaqua
Brother:  Allen Bennyhoff Jr., Jim Thorpe
Brother:  Earl Holland Jr. and his wife Wendy, Palmerton
Sister:  Jennifer Kistler, Tamaqua
Sister:  Colleen wife of Joseph Serfass, Summit Hill
Sister:  Bonnie wife of John Hoffman, Jim Thorpe
Sister:  Sherry wife of Tom Bowman, Bowmanstown
Sister:  Christine Holland, Palmerton
Sister:  Tracy wife of Chris Mikolawski, White Hall
Mother in Law: Beverly Kehler Kane, Ashland
Father in Law:  Edward Kane, Ashland
Many Nieces, Nephews and Godchildren
Mark fought ALS for 6 1/2yrs with the strength and determination of a warrior.  He was always the underdog but came out on top.   His sense of humor will forever have loved ones smiling whenever they think of him.  Even up to minutes before his death, he was cracking jokes.  He loved his family and friends so very much! 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Mark’s Life, Saturday February 10, 2024 at 11 AM, in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, North Ninth Street, Ashland.  Officiating will be Rev. Dana Heckman Beil, Pastor.  A viewing will be held in the church, Friday, February 9, 2024, beginning at 5 PM until 7 PM.  Additional viewing time will be Saturday, beginning at 10 AM until the time of service.  The family requests attendees wear red, black, and white in honor of his love of the Atlanta Falcons.  In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the Shenandoah Community Ambulance, Shenandoah, PA  17976.  Visit

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February 9, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
35 North Nineth Street
Ashland, PA 17921

February 10, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
35 North Nineth Street
Ashland, PA 17921

Celebration of Life
February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
35 North Nineth Street
Ashland, PA 17921


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