(Dave) R. Beney

(Dave) R. Beney

(Dave) R. Beney

Iowa City

(Dave) R. Beney, 67, died peacefully April 30, 2024, following a seven-year battle with brain cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2024 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 PM to 6 PM, Friday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary Church or the American Cancer Society,

David was born January 3, 1957, in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of Robert and Jeanette (Novara) Beney. On September 27, 1985, David married Cindy Schooley in Iowa City.

David was an employee of the University of Iowa for thirty-six years, beginning in 1981 in the Parking Department. A year and a half later, he accepted a position in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Safety and Security, where he worked primarily late afternoon and evening shift. David attended classes during the day and received Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting, 1991) and Master of Arts (Accounting, 1992) degrees from the University of Iowa as well as his Certified Public Accountant license. Following a ten-year career in Hospital Security, he accepted a position in the Accounting Services unit of the University ‘s Business Office, where his primary function was balancing the University’s bank accounts, producing summary accounting reports for units on campus and special projects. He moved in 1998 to the Business Manager’s office where he had accounting, financial and approval oversight for all construction projects on campus. His career with the University ended in June 2017 following his terminal cancer diagnosis.

He enjoyed golf, having been taught to play by his father as a nine-year-old boy. As a young man, he was a league member of three softball teams and one bowling team. He also was a coin and stamp collector, model railroader and avid reader of most fiction genres, especially science fiction and fantasy. He enjoyed traveling, whether it was for business or for pleasure with friends or family. He inherited from his mother a love of cooking, especially Italian, Mexican, and American foods.

David is survived by his long-time friend Cindy, daughter Kaitlyn and his four younger brothers, Dennis (Amy), Paul and Christopher, all of Iowa City and Thomas (Shukuan) of Seattle, WA.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be shared at www.lensingfuneral.com.

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