Memorial Fund Announced for Family of Middle School Student

Memorial Fund Announced for Family of Middle School Student April 20, 2018
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EL PASO, Texas – A memorial fund has been set up by UMC Foundation for the family of Jonathan Benko, a student at El Paso's Parkland Middle School.

Jonathan was struck by a car this morning outside of his school, was transported to University Medical Center of El Paso and did not survive. Jonathan's mother, Ashley, works as a Registered Nurse in UMC's Emergency Department. His uncle, Michael Benko, is also an employee at UMC, where he works as a Respiratory Therapist.

“All of us at UMC are heartbroken by the loss of a child belonging to one of our Associates, especially a child as young as Jonathan,” said Jacob Cintron, UMC President & CEO. “As a father, I can only imagine how hard this must be for Ashley and her family. She is also one of our family at UMC. Our support, thoughts and prayers are with her and her family throughout this difficult time.”

Contributions to the family can be made online or by check. Contributions by check should be mailed to:
UMC Foundation
C/O Jonathan Benko Fund
1400 Hardaway, Ste. 220
El Paso, TX, 79903

Contributions paid online can be made at:

According to Dennece Knight, Director of UMC Foundation, Mt. Carmel Funeral Home has agreed to donate funeral services to the family.