It is with deep regret that the Alert Fire Co. No. 1 of Downingtown, PA announces the following:
Whereas, the Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom has removed from our midst on Sunday, June 20, 2021, one of our beloved brothers and Life Member, Anthony C. H. Bensinger, 60, who was always found faithful in the discharge of his duties and whose every thought and purpose was for the welfare of his company and department. And, while we deeply regret and mourn the loss sustained in the death of our late brother, we bow in humble submission to the Divine Will.
Therefore, be it resolved that we, the members of the Alert Fire Co. No. 1 of Downingtown, PA, do hereby extend and convey to the bereaved family and friends our deep and heartfelt sympathy.
Anthony C. H. Bensinger, 60, of Downingtown, passed away at home on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Woodrow William Bensinger Jr. and Mary Alice (Asteimer) Bensinger.
Anthony was a graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School and most recently was employed as a Parts Driver for Autoparts International in Downingtown. Anthony was a lifetime member of Alert Fire Co. No. 1, joining the company on December 17, 1984, where he served one year as a Trustee in 2007. He also was an EMT for the Minquas Fire Co. No. 2 and prior to moving to Downingtown he was an active member with the Brandywine Manor Rescue Association of West Brandywine Township.
He is survived by four daughters; Teresa Phillips of Limerick, Stacy Schwenk of Honey Brook, Pamela Bensinger of Coatesville, and Elizabeth Bensinger of Alabama, two siblings; Howard Bensinger of Downingtown and Woodrow Bensinger III of Downingtown, 8 grandchildren; Jeremiah Johnson, Ashley Haines, Todd Haines, Logan Clevenstine, Madison Clevenstine, Nathan Clevenstine, Brady Schwenk, and Cameron Schwenk and additionally by his niece, Audrey Orr Manning and his nephew, Woodrow Bensinger IV.
Memorial Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations are welcomed to help defray funeral expenses. Anyone wishing to contribute can simply contact the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.