Benjamin F. (Benny) Baiamonte, 79, life resident of Ashley, died Monday afternoon, February 18, 2013 at home.
Born in Ashley, March 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Anthony and Carmella LaCorte Baiamonte and was a graduate of Ashley High School. He owned and operated an Ashley landmark, Benny's Restaurant on North Main Street, for 49 years until retirement and was a life member of the Ashley Lions Club.
Mr. Baiamonte was preceded in death by his wife Joan, brother, Andy Baiamonte and sisters, Jennie Baiamonte and Florence Rizzitello.
He is survived by sons, Benjamin Baiamonte and his wife, Kelly of Shavertown; Mark Baiamonte and his wife, Dawn of Ashley and Matthew Baiamonte of Ashley; grandchildren, Chris, Nick, Gina Marie, Giovanni, Gabrielle and Melissa Baiamonte; sisters, Josephine Hart of Ashley; Frances Mergo of Ashley and Angeline Schutz of Ashley.
Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 am, Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre with Reverend Carol Coleman officiating.
Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm and from 6 to 8 pm and Friday, February 22, 2013 from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517