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Walter J. Benn Sr., 86, a longtime Media resident, the son of the late Mary and Stephen Benn, died September 20 at his home. Born in Passaic, N.J., he was raised in Tatlor, Pa. and worked as a welder for Chalmers and Kubick Co. for 45 years. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific, he was a railroad enthusiast and a member of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society. Mr. Benn was devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife, Sara R. Curran Benn; sons, the Rev. Walter J. Benn Jr. of Pottstown, Gerald S. Benn of Alexandria, Va.; daughter, Mary Emily Pagano of Middletown; brothers, Michael Benn of Santa Rosa, Calif., Joseph Benn of Ridley Park, Bohden Benn of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Olga Metro of Taylor, Pa., Alice Krinitsky of Brookeville, Md., Stephanie Babish of Folcroft; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Media. Memorial contributions to the St. Aloysius Church Building Fund, 214 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, Pa. 19464.