Benedict David Kolenski Jr., 70, USAF vet, master paper maker at Sealed Air Corp., expert marksman

By on March 8, 2017
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Benedict David “Sonny” Kolenski Jr., 70, of Denver, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was born in Norristown to the late Benedict and Louise (Fieber) Kolenski, and was the husband of Faith (Wolfrom) Kolenski, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Benedict was a devoted friend and father. He was an expert marksman, and enjoyed flying, hunting, car races, and motorcycles.

Benedict was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He retired as a master paper maker for Sealed Air Corp., Reading Division. Previous to that he worked as a private bodyguard for Henry McNeil, owner of McNeil Pharmaceuticals, and was also a firearms dealer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Patricia Lynn Kolenski, David Joseph Kolenski, and Kimberly Marie Kolenski, all of Denver; three siblings: Priscilla Ann, wife of Norman J. Pfizenmayer Jr., of Malvern; Barbara Louise Kolenski-Colletti, of Spring Mount, wife of the late Charles Colletti; and Gary Joseph Kolenski of Schwenksville; four grandchildren: David J. Kolenski Jr., who spent a lot of time with his grandparents; and Aaron, Joseph and Jessica, children of Kimberly; a niece and two nephews: Eric Pfizenmayer and wife Stacy of Exton; and Norm J. Pfizenmayer III of Spring Mount; three grandnieces: Caroline, Ella and Paige, children of Eric and Stacy Pfizenmayer of Exton; and various dear and loving cousins, including Robert J. “Scraps” Minnis Jr., who was also a best friend.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Please omit flowers. If desired, family requests memorial contributions in Benedict’s memory be made to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA, 17110.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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