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Benjamin Contreras II

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Benjamin Contreras II Obituary
The world lost a good man this week. Benjamin Contreras II passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at a hospital in Arlington. Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Most Blessed Sacrament, 2100 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers and in honor of his little buddy, "Bandit Dog," Ben would appreciate a donation to Operation Kindness. Ben was born March 26, 1961, in Dallas and graduated in 1979 from Bryan Adams High School. In 1989, Ben married Teresa Saul, the love of his life. They would have celebrated their 25th anniversary in December. As a boy, Ben played soccer. For most of his life, he was very active in a men's soccer league, North Texas Premier Soccer Association, first as a player, then a coach, then division commissioner and then proudly serving as league commissioner for the past 15 years. Wherever he went, from the State Fair to Shreveport to the Greek Food Fest, Ben would always meet people he knew from soccer. Ben was funny, kind, passionate and a great friend. He could talk about anything to anyone: from computers to movies, music and history. Ben enjoyed Buddhist meditation, yoga classes and hiking at Cedar Ridge Preserve. He believed in sharing his knowledge with his nieces and nephews. Ben was diagnosed with a high-grade sarcoma cancer in May. He prayed to God and was ready to fight. Ben started chemo in June but he lost the battle before it had begun. To his team of doctors and nurses at MCA: He called you his angels. The world lost a good man this week, but as a wise man once said, "Sorrows are our best educator. A man can see further through a tear than a telescope." Survivors: Wife, Teresa; mother, Martha Walbert; father, Benjamin Contreras; brothers and sisters; Lydia Mueller and husband, Ed; Fred Urias and wife, Sherri, Greg Contreras and wife, Debra, Mike Rojo, Cissy Alexander and husband, Tony, Patrick Rojo, Ellie Rivera and Damon Rojo; nieces and nephews, Madison, Kyle, Katlyn, Greg, Daniel, Heather, Christine, Allyson, Mike, Sarah, Samantha, Jessica, Tony, Joseph, Ivan, Jeremiah, Jakob, Adam, Leah and Christian; and numerous relatives. Ben was especially close to his mother-in-law, Babs Landon, and her sister, Diana Brett.
Published in Star-Telegram on June 20, 2014
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