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Charles W. Benjamin
Charles W. Benjamin, 76, of Cortland, NY, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the Oswego Hospital, Oswego, NY.
Born in Cortland, NY on December 26, 1935, Mr. Benjamin was a son of the late Wallace and Ella Dunbar Benjamin. He proudly served in the Army Reserves and in 1977 retired from New Process Gear in E. Syracuse after 28 years of service. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Arlene Carrier Benjamin, and a son, William C. (Michelle) Benjamin of Mexico, NY. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Ashley and Troy Benjamin of Mexico, NY; a great-grandson, Damien King; brothers, Wallace H. (Dorothy) Benjamin, Jr. of Chenango Forks, and David (Jay) Rood of Oregon; sisters, Joanne VanGorder of Graham, WA, and Evelyn “Cookie” (Dennis) Clarey of Alfred, FL; brothers-in-law, Laurence Marsh of Groton, and Frank Andrews of California; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his sisters, Catherine Marsh and Patricia Andrews.
Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 12:00 noon. Burial will be in Virgil Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service at noon. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Benjamin may be directed to the Cortlandville Fire Department, 999 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045.
Auntie, Billy and Family,
It is with a sad heart that we leave this message. We are sorry we can not be with you in your time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this day. Uncle will be missed by us.
Kona,TJ and Family
Kona and TJ Dec 11 2012 12:00 AM
Dear Arlene and family,
So sorry to hear of Charlies passing. He was a great neighbor to me and my family while living on West State Road. My daughter Debbie and I enjoyed attending your family get together at the American Legion some years ago.
God bless you!
NELSON BABCOCK Dec 10 2012 12:00 AM
Charlie, I'll miss you. We had a lot of fun at NPG. You taught me a lot of things and stood right along side of me when we got caught pulling pranks on your fellow employees, some times taking all the blame.
All of Gods Blessing, Rest in Peace.
Phil Hudson Dec 8 2012 12:00 AM