Donald E. Benson

Donald E. Benson
September 15, 1928 - April 19, 2013
Resident of San Jose
Donald Benson passed away peacefully on April 19 surrounded by his family following a long illness.
An accomplished plantsman, Don leaves behind a garden of rose bushes, fruit trees and flowers as a reminder of his belief in the wisdom of the seasons. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, he had a lifelong love of train travel and was deeply loyal to his employer of 26 years, Ford Motor Company.
Survived by 8 children, their spouses, 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, Don will be laid to rest alongside his beloved wife Lorraine in their hometown of Jamestown, NY.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 3, 2013