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Benjamin Stuart Francis

Benjamin Stuart Francis, born July 1st, 1955, died unexpectedly yet peacefully in his home on Wednesday, July 22nd. He just celebrated his 60th birthday. He was born in Auburn, CA, the second of three kids to Hugh and Rae Francis, and beloved brother to Martha and Katie. He was a lifelong swimmer, beginning his swimming career on the SPPY swim team. He graduated from Miraleste High School in 1972. Ben was a trusted lifeguard for these past 30 years. His most recent aquatic achievement was becoming the Cabrillo Beach Polar Bear King after swimming there every day of 2012. Ben was a general contractor who worked on commercial buildings, such as LA Times, LMU and USC campuses, and many more. His fine craftsmanship was admired by all. He probably has fixed or created something in your home. Ben shared his life with his wife, Theresa, for 28 years. She and their daughters, Jillian, 27, and Robin, 24, all share a profound love for the ocean, swimming and this amazing life. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 9AM in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Parish Center. 209 N. Hanford Ave San Pedro 90732. Parking on Sepulveda. In lieu of flowers, Ben would have wanted you to pick up trash at your beach, on your walks, and at your job sites. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 28, 2015
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