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BURLINGTON FLATS - Richard L. Benjamin Sr., 77, of Burlington Flats, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, with his family at his side.
Richard was born on April 5, 1940, in Burlington Flats, the son of the late Murray and Florence Stickles Benjamin.
Richard was predeceased by his wife, Patricia A. Maxson Benjamin; and daughter, Jeanne Eccelston.
He is survived by children, Donna (Dennis) Hathaway, Richard L. Benjamin Jr. and Darin (Dawn) Benjamin; grandchildren, Jessica (Jared) Barnhard, Robin (Travis) Morton, Michelle (Marcus) Wissing and Melissa (Terrell) Smith; great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Brynlee Morton; siblings, Ken (Sharon) Benjamin, Dorothy Bolton and Mildred Stebbins; many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by siblings, Carrie Bookhout, Sid Benjamin, Charles Benjamin, Murray Benjamin, Donald Benjamin, Adrian Benjamin and Orlo Benjamin.
A lifetime resident of the area, Richard retired from the Otsego County Highway Department after 37 years of operating heavy equipment and snowplowing.
He enjoyed the family picnics in the pavilion and will be remembered as a hard-working family man.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston, with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. before services at the funeral home. There will be a reception at the Edmeston Fire Department immediately following services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad in memory of Richard.
Arrangements are by NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home Edmeston.
To send condolences, visit www.delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.
Published on October 2, 2017
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