Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
BENKO, Emery

BENKO, Emery

EMERY BENKO. Age 84. Loving husband for 62 years to Barbara (nee Manning). Beloved father of Terri Sevier (Jack), Michael (Gerry), Patti Frietchen (Andy), JoAnne Tamas (Mark), and Barbara Marrone  (Rich). Dear grandfather of Courtney Tucker (Mike), Scott Sevier (Kristen), Meghan Martin (Ryan), Shannon Weatherly (Matt), Patrick (Kristin), Ryan (Kris), and Kyle Benko, Sara (Matt), Amanda, Jacob (Nikki), and Jordan Frietchen (Vicki), Sam (Eric), Liz (John), and Emily Tamas, and Louis (Elo), Joseph, Lyla and James Marrone and great grandfather of Olivia, Adeline, Everett, Brittney, Branden, Owen, Damien, Lena, Chase, Trent, Payton, Rowen and Ivy. Dear brother Of Joseph (Eleanor), Mary St. Germain (Jim) and Nora Craig (Ron). Dear uncle to many and friend to all he met. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Bertha, baby James Patrick, siblings Michael, John, Helen, Margaret, Martha, Barbara, and Liz, in laws Everett and Adeline Manning, Geraldine Potter and Grace Reese, and great grandson baby Michael Tucker. Emery passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family after battling dementia for 7 years. Our forever hero. His legacy will be long lasting as his family’s love for him will never be forgotten. He will be remembered for how he gave of himself to help his family, friends, and neighbors. Fixer of all things, roller coaster rider, Steelers fan for life, #1 Grandpa (for the pups, too) and favorite spectator of football, hockey, baseball, soccer, swimming, dance, volleyball, and wrestling. Thank you for loving us, taking care of us, showing us what it means to be a family, and being strong for us until the end. We will miss you forever!

MEMORIAL VISITATION SUNDAY, 2/14 FROM 11AM-1PM WITH A SERVICE AT 1PM ALL AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, Oh. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested for Holy Family Hospice in Emery’s memory. To offer condolences visit

Messages of Condolence

  1. I had known Em for a least 40 years. My son, Jack married Terri.
    It was so sad to see him with dementia. No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers.

  2. ♡♡♡ Forever and always, Pops! Life will never be the same without you. THANK YOU for 34 years of amazing memories, love, and laughs. I look forward to seeing you again more than you will ever know. ♡♡♡

    We will carry on our traditions and keep you in our hearts and thoughts every single day! ♡

  3. Thinking of you all. Amanda and I have been forever friends since 7th grade. Grandpa Benko was the best. He leaves behind such a beautiful and caring family. His memories will love on forever through each and every one of you. Praying you find comfort in knowing his spirit will always be with you!

  4. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. I am a life long friend of Amanda’s. Grandpa Benko was awesome and will be missed greatly. I hope you all find comfort in knowing he will be watching over each and every one of you. A true Angel!

  5. Sorry for your loss.Our prayers are with you. Will miss that Mustache and the all the sports we talked about.

  6. Dear Benko family,
    We were extremely saddened to hear about the loss of our beloved Emery. My dad ( brother Joe) was quite visibly shaken and wanted me to express his wishes of love to your entire family. Uncle “Em” was always a key component to the family picnics and Dave said he never met a more personable guy. Our hearts are filled with empathy and love and we want you to know you are all in our prayers.
    Much love,
    Sue, Dave, Mom and Dad

  7. Dear Cousins, I was saddened to hear about Emery’s passing away. I have many found memories of him and all the Benkos. He will be in my daily prayers. I apologize for not being able to make it to the wake on Sunday. (Previous commitment) Love You All. Mike

  8. To all of Emery’s family,

    We are thinking of you all at this difficult time, sharing in your sadness, lifting you up in prayer, and hoping that the wonderful memories and stories of Emery will bring you comfort today and always!

    With love,
    The Pfahler family

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