Joseph Bencur

Dear Editor:

Upon learning of the passing of Mr. Joseph Bencur last week, I felt the need to write and say a few words. I met Mr. Bencur back in 1999 when I was given the opportunity to work with the Belmont Co. Fair Housing Commission. Mr. Bencur was a dedicated and active member of the Fair Housing Board.

While Mr. Bencur handled the Fair Housing Program for the City of Martins Ferry, he also helped with issues at hand with the Fair Housing Commission. He was a tremendous asset to the board and was also one of the longest standing members on that board.

I believe Joe thoroughly enjoyed the work he performed under the Fair Housing Program as well as working with his fellow Fair Housing Board members. He truly liked helping people. He will be sorely missed by the many friends and colleagues he had been associated with.


Roberta Jenkins

Retired Director

Belmont County

Fair Housing Commission