Richard L. Bencin dear father of Sherri Duncan (Patrick). Loving grandfather of Mitchell, Molly and Shane. Long lasting mate of 18 years of Anna Marie Fedash. Son of the late Louis Bencin and Marie (nee Sablak). Brother of Susan Bencin Mehls and the late Barbara Bencin Sonnie. Dear uncle of Christopher (Elizabeth) Mehls and great-uncle. After a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer, entered into eternal peace on Dec. 29, 2013. Richard remained a beacon of smiles and love, gracefully defying the odds until the very end.
He was born on June 3, 1935 in Cleveland. He was a former resident of Euclid and currently Brecksville He served his country in the Army. He was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University. He was a former marketing executive with both AT&T and Xerox He was the senior vice-president of Cresheim Management Consultants. Currently he was the owner of Richard L. Bencin and Associates, an international call center recruiting firm. He was also the author of several books and articles written and published in the U.S. and other countries.
Funeral service is at 9:15 a.m. Friday, at the Fortuna Funeral Home, 7076 Brecksville Road (1/2 mile north of Pleasant Valley Road), followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil the Great Church.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery.
For those who wish, the family suggests contributions to P.A.W.S., PO Box 24651, Cleveland, OH 44124.