George Benda passed peacefully with his family and friends by his side. He is survived by 2 daughters, Michele and Denise, and 5 grandchildren; Sarah, Jessica, Jimmy, Matthew, and Joshua. George was predeceased by his long-term companion Joan Alston. He will be honored Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church, 1707 White Cross Rd, Chapel Hill, NC from 6 to 8 pm. We will celebrate his life with a short service followed by a reception.