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Jan Schwarz Bennett

May 31, 1936 September 12, 2020
Jan Schwarz Bennett
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Obituary for Jan Schwarz Bennett

Jan Schwarz Bennett, 84, of Valrico, FL, passed away September 12, 2020. A fourth generation Pennsylvanian, born in Lock Haven, PA (Clinton County), on May, 31,1936, he was preceded in death by his father, Harry Cerine Bennett, Jr. and mother, Edna Mae Schwarz Bennett. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Martha Futch Bennett; daughter, Tamara Sue Metzler and son-in-law, Michael Paul Metzler, Denton, TX; two grandchildren, Erika Metzler (Sean) Holland, Oklahoma City, OK and Brett Joseph Metzler, Denton, TX, who will be ordained as a Catholic Priest in May 2021. A 1954 graduate of Lock Haven High School, a 1961 graduate of University of Tennessee with a B.S. Degree and 1967 graduate of University of Mississippi with a M.Ed Degree (Eng. Lit.). He was a Head High School Basketball Coach for 33 years in various Florida High Schools, an Assistant Coach at University of Mississippi for 2 years, Head Coach at West Georgia College for 4 years, Assistant Coach for both men & women’s basketball programs at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He won the George M. Steinbrenner Coach of the year award in 1994 and was inducted into the Florida High School Coaches Hall of Fame 2012. Memorial services will be held 9:00 A.M. Saturday, September 26,2020, at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 604 N. Valrico Rd. Valrico Fl.33594. A Celebration of Life reception will follow the service at the Loyal Order of Moose, Valrico. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stevenson Library, 401 No. Fairview Ave., Lock Haven, PA. 17745 or to Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612 or to Hospice Chapter Health Foundation, 12470 Telecom Dr., Suite 300, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, all in memory of Jan Schwarz Bennett.

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Memorial Service




9:00 AM 9/26/2020 9:00:00 AM
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church

604 N Valrico Rd.
Valrico, FL 33594

Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church
604 N Valrico Rd. Valrico 33594 FL
United States

Celebration of Life Service




11:00 AM 9/26/2020 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 9/26/2020 1:00:00 PM
Loyal Order of Moose

804 South Miller Road
Valrico, Florida 33594

Loyal Order of Moose
804 South Miller Road Valrico 33594 Florida
United States

Memorial Contribution

Stevenson Library

401 North Fairview Avenue
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation

P.O. Box 23827
Tampa, FL 33623-3827

LifePath Hospice

12470 Telecom Drive
Suite 300 West
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

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