Warren Ovid Benjamin 83 years of 9 Park Lane of Big Flats, NY died Monday May 26, 2008 at Founders Pavilion.
He was born September 14, 1924, in Whitehall, the son of the late Charles and Naomi Beckwith Benjamin. He was a graduate of Whitehall High School and the University of Illinois. He was a Veteran of the United States Army during WWII, serving with the Army Communications Division in the American and Asiatic Pacific Theaters.
Warren and Martha Lisiewski were married March 10, 1973 in Harrodsburg, Ky.
He was employed with General Electric Company, Warren Pa., before joining Corning Inc. (1950) as a Electrical Engineer in the B & C Factory in Corning, retiring in 1991 and having received his 50-year pin in 2003.
Warren was a member of All Saints Parish and Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, N.Y. Prior to failing health, he was a very active member and cantor of All Saints Parish Resurrection Choir. He also had served as project chairman of the renovation of St. Mary’s Church in Corning. He was a life member of the Big Flats American Legion.
Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Martha Lisiewski Benjamin, sons Jay (Barbara Heldke) Benjamin of Rochester, and Matthew (Judy) Benjamin of Grand Prairie, Texas, a stepson, Bill Cezinski of Middletown, Pa., and a stepdaughter, Elaine (Todd) Jeffreys of Danville, Pa. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, a sister, Pat (Les) Gordon of Whitehall and a brother, Stanley Benjamin, also of Whitehall, Along with several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by son, Chuck Benjamin.
There will be a Memorial Mass Friday May 30, 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, in Corning, N.Y., followed by Committal Prayers, Full Military Rites and Entombment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, N.Y.
Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Warren’s name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or the Charity of One’s Choice.
The Benjamin family would like to express their appreciation to the 2nd floor staff at Founders Pavilion for their Professional Services and TLC given to Warren during his illness.