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Benson Manlove

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Benson Manlove

Chandler - Benson "Ben" Manlove, age 75, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona where he lived. Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 13th, 1943 to Eleanor and Steve Manlove, Ben was educated in the Detroit Public Schools where he graduated from Cass Technical High School. He later earned his B.A. Degree in Business from Wayne State University where he was awarded a distinguished Alumni Award in 1984.

Ben was a Vice President for the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MichCon) for 14 years. Prior to his job at MichCon, Ben was a small business owner. He retired early in 1997, but later operated a travel business following his move to Arizona.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Sylvia of nearly 27 years; his much loved daughters, Kris (Jerry) and Nichole and son Steven (Mandy); stepsons Harvey Jr. (Danielle), Sean (Tosha), and Marcus (Robyn); sisters Gloria Hunter (Ulyses), Sheila (Pat) Ellis and Kimberlee Manlove-Smith. He is also survived by his seventeen cherished grandchildren.

A memorial in honor of Ben will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

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Sonoran Skies Mortuary

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 5, 2018
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