Phillip William Benson
Died from cancer in Rialto on February 17, 2013 at age 63. Phillip was born September 30, 1949 in Los Angeles to Anne (Newton) and Robert Benson. He was one of nine children, three of whom predeceased him in the past year. Phillip earned his bachelor's degree from Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa and his master's in English from Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles. He loved literature and kept a journal for many years. Phillip especially loved children; his survivors include a daughter, Jilla DelPlato Benson, and several nieces and nephews. He was employed by Universal Protection Service. Previously he had worked at Berkshire Meadows, Great Barrington, MA. Phillip enjoyed the ocean; his ashes have been scattered off the coast of Orange County.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on July 30, 2013