Arlene M. Benjamin, 83, of Cortland, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 13, 2017, at her home.
Born in Cortland, NY, on August 28, 1933, Arlene was the daughter of the late George and Mary Storey Moon, and raised by her foster parents, Theodore and Melva Carrier. A longtime resident of the area, her and her husband, Chuck, would make their home in both the Cortland area and Crawfordville, FL, for many years. In her spare time, Arlene enjoyed knitting and reading and most importantly spending time with her family. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Arlene will be missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her son, William C. (Michelle) Benjamin, of Mexico, NY; her grandchildren, Ashley Stevens of Mexico, NY, and Troy (Alicia) Benjamin, of OH; and her great-grandsons, Damien King and Rowen Stevens, and a soon-to-be great-granddaughter to be born to Troy and Alicia. She also leaves behind her brothers-in-law, LeRoy “Joe” Burk of McGraw, Wallace H. Benjamin, Jr., of Chenango Forks, and Laurence Marsh of Groton; her sisters-in-law, Joanie VanGorder and Evelyn (Cookie) Clarey; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Benjamin, on December 7, 2012, a grandson-in-law, Eric Stevens; as well as her siblings.
Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. with Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Burial will be in Virgil Rural Cemetery at a later date. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service at 3:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Arlene may be directed to Harford Fire Dept., P.O. Box 7, Harford, NY 13784 and Mexico Fire Dept., P.O. Box 27, Mexico, NY 13114.