Mar 19, 2017 - From staff reportsFormer Riverton resident Roger Louis DiBenedict, died on Saturday. March 4, 2017, at his home in Mesquite, Nevada. He was 91 years old.
Mr. DiBenedict was born Jan. 23, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Benjamin DiBenedict and Rosa Primavera. He married Patricia Timko on January 21, 1963, in Cleveland.
Mr. DiBenedict loved music and was a talented musician. He played banjo, guitar bass and several other instruments, and spent time as a music teacher at a conservatory teaching classical music.
He and his wife played often for the communities where they lived and were part of several bands, such as the Sunset Trill Fiddlers.
While living in Riverton, they were part of the Prickly Pair and the Carpenter-Seelye bands.
Mr. and Mrs. DiBenedict lived in Parowan, Utah, for 20 years.
In Riverton, they enjoyed caring for their dogs and horses. Mr. DiBenedict often spent his free time working with the community theater.
Loved ones said he was very proud of his country, having served in the United States Navy during World War II.
"He loved life and loved his family," loved ones said.
Roger DiBenedict is survived by his wife, Patricia Mr. DiBenedict, his two daughters, Linda Apicella (Peter) and Debra Pomeroy (Rob); his seven grandchildren, and his 10 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass is planned for 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at La Virgin de Guadalupe Catholic Church, in Mesquite Nev.
Arrangements are under the direction of Virgin Valley Mortuary in Mesquite (virginvalleymortuary.com).
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