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Joseph Benezra

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November 17, 1923 - December 21, 2015 Joseph Benezra died on December 21, 2015 of natural causes after a long battle with diabetes and advanced dementia. Born November 17, 1923 in NYC, he attended primary and secondary schools there. He enlisted and served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II from 1942-1945 as a private first class trained as an airplane mechanic. He graduated from UCLA in 1949 with a BS degree and later acquired his Master's Degree in Foreign Languages from Stanford University. He taught Spanish in secondary schools in Redwood City and Inglewood, Ca. for 31 years before retiring in 1984. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Roslyn Benezra, and family, including 3 children with their spouses - Robin Benezra-Herwitt and Peter Herwitt, Lisa Benezra-Poller and Craig Poller, and David and Mindy Benezra, 5 grandchildren - Jeremy Herwitt, Josh Herwitt, Kyle Benezra, Jesse Poller and Lauren Benezra and one great grandchild - Olivia Rose Herwitt. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 11 am at Home of Peace Memorial Park. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary 800.710.7100
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 22, 2015
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