Susan D. (Hvasta) Ben, a Scranton native and former Hatboro resident, died on Aug. 26 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 79.
She was the wife of the late Adam M. Ben.
A 1950 graduate of Central High School in Scranton and a 1953 graduate of State Teachers College in Bloomsburg, Mrs. Ben taught in Hatfield and was an adult evening classes instructor for more than 20 years in the Hatboro-Horsham, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland and Centennial school districts. She was also a daily substitute teacher.
She retired from Crane Chempump in Warrington in 1997 after working 21 years as an administrative assistant.
Mrs. Ben is survived by her children, Adam Ben and his wife Dee; Michael Ben and his wife Karen; Carl Ben; Susan (Ben) Van Abs and her husband William Van Abs; and Marie Ann Ben; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Margaret Moran and her husband Edward; and a nephew.
Relatives and friends will be received on Sept. 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 W. Street Road in Warminster. Ben's funeral mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Ben's name to Ann's Choice Benevolent Care Fund/Philanthropy, 2000 Ann's Choice Way, Warminster PA 18974 or Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington DC 20017.