Benedict Pilar Mariano, Jr., MD, “Dr. Ben”, 87, of East Huntingdon Township, died Sunday, December 1, 2019, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born on July 12, 1932 in Manila, Philippines, a son of the late Benedicto Mariano, Sr. and Pilar H. del Pilar Mariano.
He earned his undergraduate degree and his medical degree from University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines and completed his residency in radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
He worked for many years as a radiologist for Jeannette Hospital and Monsour Medical Center. He started his career as a physician at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. He continued his career as a doctor and radiologist for several imaging groups including the Center of Medical Imaging until his retirement.
Dr. Ben belonged to New Stanton Church. He was a member of the Radiological Society of North America. He enjoyed cooking, reading, tinkering with and collecting toys; He was a car enthusiast and a member of Laurel Highlands Model Airplane Club.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister.
He is survived by his wife, Gaile Mariano (Kramer); 2 daughters, Michelle and Renee Mariano; a brother, Romeo Mariano (Baby); sister, Florentina Whaley (Richard); stepchildren, Jennifer Broush, Jules Shenk (Michael) and Adam Bellone (Marizon); his grandchildren, Jacqueline, Michael, Kiefer, Joe, Henry, and Madison; also, numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 8 pm at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA. Dr. Ben’s funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 am in New Stanton Church, 612 South Center Avenue, New Stanton with Pastor Steve Bane officiating. Guests for Friday are asked to go directly to the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association.
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