Geraldine "Gerry" Cynthia Benton, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born Friday, Dec. 26, 1952, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jerome Cohen and the late Charlotte Carroll.
She was a bartender at the American Legion, the Moose Lodge 212, Venice Inn and Headquarters. She loved all animals, especially cats.
She is survived by her fiancé, Gregg Kjosa; daughters, Sharon Geyer of Hartly, Del., Tracy Ritter of Marion, Va., and Barbi and husband, Alvin Davis, of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Ashley, Katerina and Brianna Ritter, Nakoma Hutton, Sharai, Shadd and Dylan Monninger, Damon, Alvin III, Mariah, Xavier, Malachi and Shaniah Davis; and great-grandchild, Eilee Collins.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Sharon Jeffrey, Iris Cohen and Joan Ramanna.
A memorial service will be Friday, July 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. at West End Baptist Church, 101 Buena Vista Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 with the Rev. Shane Wilt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Humane Society, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.
Geraldine C. Benton, 59
DEC. 26, 1952-JULY 23, 2012
Geraldine C. Benton (Submitted photo / July 25, 2012)