Robert H. Benson Jr., age 53, passed away at his home in Mentor, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. He was born May 24, 1957, in Euclid, and had lived in Willoughby Hills before moving to Mentor three years ago. Mr. Benson served his country during Desert Storm and retired as a Staff Sergeant after a 20-year career in the U.S. Army. Survivors are his mother, Lucinda Mansell; step-father, Sam Mansell; children, Robert H. III (Allison), Melony M. (Weston) Gray and Krista L. Benson; and grandchildren, Frasher and Cason. Mr. Benson was preceded in death by his father, Robert H. Benson Sr.; and sister, Sheryl L. Brooks. The Rev. Mike Currier will officiate the funeral services 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Schulte & Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home, 5252 Mayfield Road (between Richmond and Brainard Roads), Lyndhurst. Private burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. The family would appreciate contributions in memory of Bob to the
, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.