Donald Joseph Benasky

OBIT BenaskyFeb. 1, 2013

Cremation has taken place and the ashes of Donald Joseph Benasky will be scattered at his favorite place in Shell Canyon at a later date. Don, 67, of Greybull, died Feb. 1 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Don served in the United States Air Force for 22 years and retired with the rank of master sergeant. Formerly of Nashua, N.H., and Sheridan, Don liked to help people. He used to build computer systems to give to people who needed them. Most recently he was building and repairing bicycles. He was known as “Mr. Bicycle Man” to the children at Greybull Elementary School.

Don enjoyed bicycling and fishing but his greatest passion was his motorcycles. He did all his own maintenance, gave rides, toured the United States and Canada and attended the annual motorcycle rallies in Sturgis, S.D.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Verna and Leonard Benasky of Miles City, Mont.

He is survived by his daughter Alene Benasky and her husband Jeffrey Swanberg of Las Vegas; two brothers, Edward Benasky of Helena, Mont., and Robert Benasky of Blaine, Wash.; one sister, Carol Bakle of Columbus, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

Donations in Don’s memory can be made to Community Outreach, Box 123, Greybull, WY 82426.