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March 8, 2014

Benedict (Ben) J. Miceli

MEADVILLE — Benedict (Ben) J. Miceli, 87, of 951 Grove St., Meadville, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

Ben was born in Meadville on Feb. 27, 1927, a son of the late John and Frances A. Lapuma Miceli.

He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church where he had served as chairman of the Building Committee.

In the early 1970s Ben retired from Conneaut School District where he worked as a social studies teacher at Conneaut Lake High School. Additionally, he worked part-time at the family business, John Miceli Fruit Company, until his retirement when he joined the family business full-time up until the time of its closing in 1999. In January 1945, Ben graduated from Meadville High School and attended Allegheny College until being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served his country honorably during World War II from May 14, 1945, until his discharge on Oct. 27, 1946. Following his discharge, Ben was eager to continue his education and continued his studies at Allegheny College where he earned his bachelor of science degree in economics and later his master’s degree in education. While at Allegheny College, Ben was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

A strong supporter of his community, Ben served as past chairman of the advisory board of the Salvation Army, past chairman of the board of directors of Wesbury Retirement Community, past president of the former Sunrise Kiwanis, past chairman of the Memorial Day Observance Committee, former trustee of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and was chairman of the Millennium Committee. He was also a member of the board of incorporators of Meadville Medical Center, the VNA Board, Masonic Lodge 234, Meadville Country Club and the Iroquois Boating and Fishing Club.

Ben is survived by three brothers, Joseph P. Miceli and his wife, Sandra, of Meadville, Samuel Miceli of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Frank P. Miceli and his wife, Lucy, of Meadville; a sister-in-law, Bernice C. Miceli of Riverside, Calif.; six nephews, John Benedict Miceli, John Michael Miceli, Benedict John Miceli, Victor L. Miceli, Joseph Francis Miceli and Dr. John Edward Mahoney Miceli; and three nieces, Frances Anna Miceli, Heidi Miceli Davies and Lisa Ann Miceli.

In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by a brother, Judge Victor L. Miceli; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Miceli.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, at 1 p.m. on Monday, with Father Johnathan Schmolt, pastor, as celebrant.

Ben will be laid to rest in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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