Calling Hours:
Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David Foradori, as celebrant
Pastor of Church of the Beloved Disciple

Burial with committal prayers will be in St. Michael

Benedict P. Santell, age 71, of W. Marley Rd., Jamestown, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 14, 2023 in the ER at UPMC Greenville. He was born in Sharon on March 21, 1952 a son of John and Helen (Smaltz) Santell.

He was a 1971 graduate of Badger High School and on June 8, 1979, Benedict married the former Joyce L. Ginson, she survives. He was employed at Packard Electric for 33 years and was a custodian at UPMC Greenville for 3 years. He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church and Loyal Order of Moose, Corland, OH. Benedict enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandsons.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son David P. Santell and his wife Alexandra of Scott AFB, IL; two sisters, Geraldine Dewell and Mary Frances Sohayda; three brothers, Gerald Santell, John Santell, and Tim Santell; two grandsons, Tristan Santell and Lucas Santell. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Christopher Santell.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Dennis and Heather Yesko Dennis and Heather Yesko
    September 19, 2023    

    Dennis and I are so sorry for your loss. Ben was a great man, and he’ll always be fondly remembered. I bet he and Chris have been having a great reunion in Heaven.

  2. George and Diane Steh George and Diane Steh
    September 19, 2023    

    Joyce and family, we are so very sorry for your loss.

  3. Jared & Teresa Klingensmith Jared & Teresa Klingensmith
    September 20, 2023    

    Words can’t express how sorry we are to hear of Ben’s passing. Our hearts are breaking for your family. Sending comforting hugs, caring thoughts and many prayers.

  4. Ed & Linda Olesh Ed & Linda Olesh
    September 20, 2023    

    Our deepest sympathy to Joyce, David, Alex, Tristan, Lucas & all the family.
    Ben will be deeply missed! Ben & I, l have been friends for 51 years, we met at Packard Electric, that’s how our friendship started and continued through the years. Ben was a great guy, husband, father, friend to us and so many. He was a faithful man, who taught others, and always willing to help. He was thoughtful, kind, & funny too! We enjoyed our visits, talking on the phone with Ben & Joyce about our daily lives with our family, friends, news, Ben, we will miss you & your emails dear friend!
    Our thoughts, love & prayers are with you Joyce & all the family.
    Linda & Ed Olesh

  5. Sandra M. Potase Sandra M. Potase
    September 21, 2023    

    Dear Joyce, David and family….sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved Ben. Your life was blessed w/ a great man and memories that will sustain you until you meet again! Sending love and prayers to all of the family!

  6. Lori (Shirey) Birkner Lori (Shirey) Birkner
    September 21, 2023    

    Joyce and family,
    Ben was a wonderful neighbor to my mother and step father. He helped them so much over the years. He was very kind. He will be missed.
    My thoughts are with you.

  7. Gordy and Kathy Pease Gordy and Kathy Pease
    September 22, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss of a great man! Husband, Father, Grandfather…family meant so much to him. We enjoyed our times together bragging about each others sons and grandkids and talking about hunting, fishing or just “working at Packard” years. Ben could and would do anything needed! He was especially caring for Joyce these last couple years, and they were doing everything together. He will be so very much missed. Love and prayers to Joyce, David, Alex and sons

  8. Mary Kay (Shaner) Morain Mary Kay (Shaner) Morain
    September 23, 2023    

    I just heard the news. My deepest condolences to the family. Ben was a great friend to my brother Jim and spent so much time at our house with him. I pray they are in heaven reminiscing and planning a hunting trip. My love to you all.

  9. Joe and Marilyn Kosloski Joe and Marilyn Kosloski
    September 24, 2023    

    Joyce! Joe and I just heard about Ben at church. May God stay close to you and your family to give comfort, faith in God and their reunion with him in Heaven.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 24, 2023    

    Joyce! Joe and I just heard about Ben at church. May God stay close to you and your family to give comfort, faith in God and their reunion with him in Heaven.

  11. Lori Owen Lori Owen
    October 16, 2023    

    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    I worked with Ben at UPMC Farrell, on the midnight shift, years ago. I admired Ben, He was alot of fun to work with. I enjoyed his stories on lunch break. My memories of him are fond, I’m sad to know He’s not here anymore. I’m sending my thoughts, prayers and condolences to you and your family.

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