Benham, JR., Harry D.
June 16, 1942 - Nov. 27, 2012
Harry passed away peacefully at his home in Venice, FL. He was formerly of Hemlock, NY, and moved to Sarasota in 1971.
He was born in Norwich, NY to Harry, Sr. and Elizabeth (Franklin) Benham. He served his country in the Army of the United States, and when he returned home, he married Linda Milbredt of Hemlock, NY, who now resides in Sarasota. He retired as a drywall finisher, was a member of American Legion NO-VEL Post #159, the VFW
, and was Santa to many at the Salvation Army on Albee Road. Harry also supported many other organizations, and he loved to work in his garden and go to the beach.
He is survived by his children Brian and Mrs. Daniel Tibbetts (Pamela), both of Sarasota, brother Dana and his wife Kathy of NY, sisters Janice Sellers, Beverly Hoppough and her husband Bill, Pat Connors of NY, Delores Emerson of GA, & Joan Bartlett of FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren Amber and Ryan Tibbetts, both of Sarasota, and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral service and interment with military honors will take place at 12:30 pm on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 Clark Road, Sarasota. Please make memorial contributions to the American Legion NO-VEL Post#159. And thank you Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel!