Benjamin, Herbert Sam
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February 12, 1926 - November 23, 2012
Herbert, affectionately know as Boo or Herb, was born in Baton Rouge, La. and died in Los Angeles, Ca. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lou Audrey and his older sister, Joan Benjamin Goldberger all of Baton Rouge, La. Herbert married his wife Jeanne in 1969 and she also preceded him in death in 2001. He received a BS degree from LSU and a Masters degree in Engineering from Purdue University. Herbert served in the U.S.Navy during WWII and retired from the active Naval Reserve in 1994, with the rank of Commander. Herbert practiced Engineering in Europe and So. California, retiring from TRW. Boo and Jeanne had a great love of travel, especially Europe, and these trips were extensively documented with Boo's love of photography. The last few years, he lived at Belmont Hollywood, a retirement facility, and many thanks to the Belmont staff and his friends for their help and visits and special thanks to his good friend Antonia for her frequent visits and encouragement. Herbert is survived by his brother Raphiel and Raphiel's wife Karen of Santa Fe, NM.,nieces Clem Goldberger of New Orleans La., and Jill Benjamin Blankenship(Ruskin) of Santa Fe, NM.,nephews Raphiel Benjamin Jr.(Pam) of San Antonio, Tx. and Richard Benjamin(Serafina) of San Clemente, Ca., as well as Jeanne's children, Michael Freedman(Faye) of Covina, Ca. and Sharon Matthews(Lowell) of Incline Village, Nv.
A Memorial service will be scheduled for the near future. Memorial contributions requested to the
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 27, 2012