Richard L. Benjamin Sr., 77, of Burlington Flats, NY passed away peacefully Sunday October 1, 2017 with his family at his side.
Richard was born on April 5, 1940 in Burlington Flats, NY the son of the late Murray and Florence Stickles Benjamin.
Richard was pre deceased by his wife Patricia A. Maxson Benjamin, and daughter Jeanne Eccelston, he is survived by children Donna (Dennis) Hathaway, Richard L. Benjamin Jr, Darin (Dawn) Benjamin, grandchildren Jessica (Jared) Barnhard, Robin (Travis) Morton, Michelle (Marcus) Wissing, Melissa (Terrell) Smith, great-grandchildren Charlotte, and Brynlee Morton, his siblings Ken (Sharon) Benjamin, Dorothy Bolton, and Mildred Stebbins, and is pre deceased by siblings Carrie Bookhout, Sid Benjamin, Charles Benjamin, Murray Benjamin, Donald Benjamin, Adrian Benjamin, and Orlo Benjamin. Also surviving are many nieces, and nephews.
Richard was a lifetime resident of the area. He retired from the Otsego County Highway Dept 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 11:00 AM Wednesday October 4 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. Calling hours will be from 10-11 AM prior to services at the funeral home. There will be a reception at the Edmeston Fire Department immediately following the 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.