Benjamin VanRaden
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Benjamin Alexander VanRaden, age 86, OF 3005 Lake Keowee Road, Seneca, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his residence.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 1918, Mr. VanRaden was a retired Financial Manager with G.E. for 32 years and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors: Wife, Ursula A. VanRaden of the home; a daughter, Joyce Patton; and two grandchildren, Charles Benjamin Patton and Paula Maxine Patton and her fiance Robin Thicke.

Mr. VanRaden is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Grace Alexander VanRaden.

The family will hold a private memorial service.

The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of The Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29692.

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting

Sandifer Funeral Home, Westminster, is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 22, 2005.