Howard (Joe) Joseph Bensinger

Oct 8 1958
Oct 27 2023
65 Years
Downingtown, PA

Howard (Joe) Joseph Bensinger, 65, of Downingtown, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 27, 2023, in Exton, PA. Born in Coatesville, PA on October 8, 1958. Soon after Howard was baptized on January 5, 1959 at Hopewell Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Woodrow W. and Mary Alice Astheimer Bensinger. He was predeceased by his younger brother Anthony C H Bensinger.

Howard was a class of 1977 graduate of Coatesville High School where he was a manager for football and baseball where he helped them win the Ches-mont championship.

He was in the journalism club, and glee club. He was very popular in school. He wrote a sports article for the school newspaper. He was an area resident for all of his life. He was humble and kind and always had a friendly word to say about anyone he met.

From high school and beyond he was a homemaker and spent his later years spending his time with his puppy Midnight for 16 years and was his best friend because he was very passionate about animals. He avidly followed all sports and could be an encyclopedia of any professional sports team or collegiate sports team.

He is survived by a brother, Woodrow W. Bensinger III of Downingtown PA, five nieces, one nephew, and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation is going to be Saturday November 11th between 9-10:30 am with service at 10:30 followed by a luncheon at Parkesburg United Methodist Church. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

A live stream will be provided for those unable to attend the service. To view the live stream the day of the service please click HERE. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to Wilde Funeral Home to help offset costs.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Nov 11 2023 - 10:30am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home Parkesburg, PA


Joe was always pleasant and fun to be around.  His smile was never ending. 

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My thoughts and prayers go to the family. Joe was a great man and one of the smartest men I knew. I had the privilege of knowing him and I send my deepest condolences to you all. Rest easy Joe and watch over all of us. 

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