Road Named for 102-Year-Old DuBois Firefighter

DUBOIS – The City of DuBois and the Volunteer Fire Department of DuBois honored one of their own at the city council meeting Monday.

Albert Benghauser, who turned 102 Thursday, received a Certificate of Recognition and plaque to commemorate the occasion. Benghauser worked several years at the B&O Locomotive Works, as a custodian at the DuBois Area High School and DuBois Business College and was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department since at least 1936, possibly longer, though there are no records prior to that time. He started with the Volunteer Fire Department caring for the horses used to pull the fire wagons.

The City of DuBois has designated the roadway between East DuBois Avenue and Orient Avenue to be named Benghauser Avenue in further acknowledgement of the contributions Benghauser has made to the community since he became a resident in 1906.

Though he was unable to be present at the council meeting, daughters Polly Benghauser Averill of DuBois and Caroline Benghauser Woomer of Treasure Lake were on hand to accept the award presented by the council. Also in attendance to extend the departments best wishes were Fire Chief Joe Bigar and volunteer Ben Blakeley III.

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