Elaine Benesh

Elaine Benesh (Antwarg)

May 20, 1948 - May 28, 2021
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 2:30pm
    Levinson's Chapel
    8900 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, MD 21208
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    Masks and social distancing will be observed at the funeral service.
  • Interment

    Arlington Chizuk Amuno Cemetery
    4450 N. Rogers Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21215
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  • Shiva

    Receiving at the Benesh residence
    2019 Burdock Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21209
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    Following interment on Tuesday until 5pm and on Wednesday from 12pm to 5pm.


Donations are being accepted for:
American Cancer Society

405 Williams Court
Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220


Elaine Benesh (nee Antwarg), of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Friday, May 28th, 2021 at the age of 73. She is survived by her children Carol (Brian) Taylor, Rachel (Evan) Middleman, and Benjamin (Carrie) Miller, her grandchildren Jake Taylor, Brooke Taylor, Mason Middleman, and Oliver Miller, and by her sister-in-law Bonnie Antwarg. She was predeceased by her loving husband Dr. Samuel Benesh, and by her brother Alvin Antwarg.

Services at Sol Levinson & Bros. 8900 Reisterstown Road Baltimore, MD 21208, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:30pm. Interment Arlington Chizuk Amuno Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to American Cancer Society, 405 Williams Court, Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220. The family will be receiving at 2019 Burdock Road, Baltimore, MD 21209 following interment on Tuesday until 5pm and on Wednesday from 12pm to 5pm.
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Dorothy yaffe

Posted at 06:46pm
I have been friends with Elaine for 40 years . I loved her from the start. We were both separated with young children at the time and had a lot in common. Many truly sad and funny memories over the years. We both loved cats. I m always rescuing something. Elaine’s older cat had passed away , and of course I picked up a stay shortly after that. I told her this cat was exceptionally calm And affectionate. She adopted the cat, nAmed her jasmine. Turned out jasmine , once settled and safe was a fireball . But Elaine was patient and loving, being Elaine and gave her a wonderful home to the present time.

Cindy Savitz

Posted at 05:52pm
Dear Benesh family,
I was saddened to hear of Elaine,s passing. Was a patient of Dr. Benesh for many years and found them both to be such kind and caring professionals. May your fond memories be a source of comfort to you during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies.

Ron and Karen Ginsberg

Posted at 03:25pm
Dear Family,
Ron and I are so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. We would meet socially at hospital events and always enjoyed catching up. To lose such fine people as Elaine and Sam, a lovely couple and caring professionals, is truly a heartbreak. May your memories of the joy they gave in life bring you some solace at their untimely passing.

Marty Levine

Posted at 08:39am
I first met your mom at the Bereaved Widows Group through Gilchrist, so I have not known her for very long, but we connected as widows of similar backgrounds, circumstances, loss. She had invited me to go away to the beach with her in the near future, and we were going to help hold each other up as we went through our spousal losses. I am so saddened to hear that she won't get to experience any of these firsts as a widow. My thoughts are with you all at this time of your loss. If there is another place after this, I sure hope she is with Sam and my husband, Bob.

Susan Shaffer

Posted at 06:40am
Sending hugs and warm thoughts.

Art and Marti Kovens

Posted at 10:15am
Dear Benesh Family:
We have been neighbors of Elaine and Sam for many years. Like Sam, your mom was a lovely, friendly person who we always enjoyed talking with. We will miss her. May her memory always be a blessing to all of you.

Wendy Berkow

Posted at 05:59am
Dear Carol, Rachel, Benji, and families, My thoughts are with you at this very, sad time. Your Mom was a lovely woman to all, cherished her family, and knew what was important. Hang in there.

Martha Beninghove and family

Posted at 05:25pm
We were so shocked and saddened to read of your mother’s passing. First as neighbors, then at our jobs, we always enjoyed catching up. She was a lovely woman. You are all in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Charlotte Forman

Posted at 02:36pm
Dear Rachel, Ben, and Carol,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom and grandmother. We have fond memories of your mom and dad and hope your wonderful memories will be a source of comfort during this sad time.
Charlotte Forman & Chuck Tamres


Posted at 10:09am
Dear Rachel,
We are sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Zenia & Carol Billian

Posted at 10:08am
To the Benesh Family,

We are very sad to hear of your Mom's passing. She was so proud of all of you and spoke of you and the grandchildren often. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Adele Taube

Posted at 07:56am
My deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of your dear Mom, and to your children for the loss of their beloved Grandmother. My heart goes out to all of you.
Both my mother, a'h", and my cousin were long-time patients of your Dad's.
Wishing you strength and comfort during this very trying time.

Lorraine and Kenny Blumberg

Posted at 12:18am
Carol, sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Elaine. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad and difficult time. With love ..

Rabbi David E. Herman Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation

Posted at 10:16pm
Dear Family,
We at Shaarei Tfiloh are greatly saddened at the loss of your beloved mom. We knew her for many years because your beloved late grandparents, Harry and Ida Antwarg were long time active members of our synagogue and your mom was a very devoted daughter. We also knew her as a devoted wife to your late father, Dr Sam Benesh of blessed memory. Together they were a dynamic duo in the practice. I know the loss of your dad was a major blow to her but I know that she found comfort in her children and grandchildren. May your family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. May she rest in peace.

Ira & Saralee Bernstein

Posted at 06:00pm
Dear Carol, Rachel, and Benjamin,
We were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. We have known your parents for a long time. We hope you can find comfort in all the memories you hold dear. May her name be for a blessing.

Alan Kanter

Posted at 04:49pm
Dear Carol and Family,
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Elaine’s passing. Although we never met you, Harriet and I were always brought up to date by your mom and dad when we visited their office. Your dad was our doctor and my client from the time he joined Stanley’s practice. When your mom joined him to run the office, it was always a good time to catch up on everyone. Your mom was a lovely lady and a person who was always helpful to everyone. She will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Susan Sirkis

Posted at 02:55pm
Dear Rachel, Benji, and Carol,
We are so sorry to hear about your mom . Its been a long time since I have seen all of you. I can remember all the fun times Rachel and Benji had on Chippewa Drive with my kids. I remember especially when your mom met Sam and Carol joined your family. I hope all those memories and many more help you through this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Susan and Howard Sirkis

Sheli & Steve Yaffe

Posted at 01:50pm
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Elaine’s passing. We were patients of Dr Benesh for 40 years and enjoyed many conversations with Elaine. We hope the wonderful memories you have will bring you comfort during this difficult time. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy.

Melody Ballan Cooper

Posted at 12:48pm
Dear Bonnie,
Sending my sincere condolences to you on the passing of your sister in law.

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