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BENEDICT - Joann Passed away October 5, 2017 after a brief illness at the age of 88 in Acworth, Georgia. A former lifelong resident of Buffalo, New York who, for many years, was active in and an officer of the South Buffalo American Legion Post 721, she had resided in Acworth with her daughter, Joann McCaig (late Robert M.), since 2010. While living there, Joann enjoyed participating in programs and events at her local Senior Citizens' Center. The daughter of John Kamman and Hortense Ryder of Buffalo, New York, she was born on October 2, 1929. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Benedict, and her former husband, Myron Maunz. Survived by her daughter, Joann McCaig, her son, Daniel Maunz (Mary) of Buffalo, and her brother, John Kamman (Debbie) of Dunkirk, New York. Beloved grandmother of Christopher and Jonathan (Sophie) Pfohl, Jacqueline (Pfohl) Macaluso, and Lisa and Adam Maunz. Loving great- grandmother of Alyssa and Natalie Macaluso, and Nick and Zack Edel. Step-grandmother of Kelly and Kristine McCaig; step-great-grandmother of Joshua and Michael McCaig. No prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Tranquility Hospice Angel Fund, 4040 Hospital West Dr., Austell, GA 30106.

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