BENHAM - Paul April 3, 2014. Born April 20, 1925 in Rochester, NY to the late Leon S. Benham and the late Helen (Bancroft) Benham; loving husband of the late Mary (Aikman) Benham; father of Peter M. Benham of Kenmore and Anne Thamer of Rochester, NH; brother of the late Janet (Norman) Carter. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 911 Englewood Ave. for memorial visitations on Tuesday from 2-4 PM. Funeral service will be private. Paul served in the US Navy during WWII, prior and subsequent to that he attended the University of Rochester, graduating in the class of 1948. He was a devoted golfer, naturalist and cross country skier. He was a member of the National Audubon Society, Buffalo Audubon Society, Mass Audubon, Buffalo Ornithological Society, The Nature Conservancy, The Wilderness Society and the Buffalo Nordic Ski Club. He supported WBFO, WNED AM/FM and TV. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mass Audubon. Share condolences at

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C. Mertz & Son Funeral Home Inc.
911 Englewood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 836-2935

Published in the Buffalo News on Apr. 6, 2014