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Ralph E. Benner

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Ralph E. Benner Obituary
Ralph E. Benner, original editor of TigerBeat magazine, has died. He was 84.

A true pioneer in all aspects of his career, Benner died in his home in Sherman Oaks after a battle with liver disease. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

Benner, mostly known as the original editor of TigerBeat, was instrumental in the creation of “Teen Idols” in the late 1960s and 1970s but ultimately found happiness in his culinary expertise, hosting dinner parties to showcase his signature dishes.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith F. Benner, his three daughters, Valerie Buckie, Katherine Cangiano, and Jamie Newbold, his six granddaughters, Molly Pinder, Bridget Quinn, Abigail and Meg Graham, and Olivia and Macey Newbold, as well as his four great grandchildren, Lily and Haddie Pinder, Rory and Brody Quinn, and another Quinn great grandson on the way. He is also survived by his loyal companion dog who never left his side, Bentley.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Jan. 1, 2017
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