Remembering Joseph Benke
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Joseph Benke, our Grafflin School Crossing Guard, passed away recently from COVID-19. Joe was sent home from the hospital after a successful minor surgery and subsequently tested positive for COVID.
Joe was highly regarded by his colleagues in the New Castle Police Department, and he was beloved by the Grafflin community. I have many fond memories of Joe from the mornings when I would walk my kids to school. He was a kind man who loved chatting with the kids and making them smile.
I extend my deepest sympathies to his family.