John H. Benzoni

Rochester, New York

1926 - 2020 (Age 94)


Rochester, New York


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John H. Benzoni Rochester - John H. Benzoni, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 23, 2020, at age 94. As a resident of Rochester NY, "Jack" taught and coached at East High School for 23 years and wintered on Siesta...

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I'm sorry to hear of John's (aka Benzi) passing. I knew and competed with John in many local triathlon's and traveled to the first ITU Triathlon Worlds in France in 1989. Also, in the Hawaii Ironman in 1988. Your dad was a true legend at local races and in team USA events. Always humble and a great sportsman. I can tell from your write-up that you already knew that he was respected by his peers. He lived a full life. I hope he left you all with many great memories! Swim-Bike-Run-Hike-Ski in...

I always admired John. He was a taciturn man, who never gave his opinion loosely. He was my hero in many ways. It’s hard for me to fathom what discipline he had to possess to achieve all he did in sports. Yet, he never let the accolades go to his head, and abhorred boasting.
A gift of silence, was one of his cardinal strengths that he possessed. ‘Honesty, was always the best policy’ he would say. John had a stoic dignity about him, a benevolent kindness, and truly one of life‘s...

I was so surprised to see John’s obituary. I met John in 1985 he was 59, and I was 26. I belonged to the metro YMCA, and was beginning my training for my very first triathlon. I was in awe of John and his training regimen. For me at that time of my life John was “old” and shouldn’t really have been able to train at that level. John became my mentor and always took time to give advice or pointers. I rode with John to Tupper Lake for my first tri, and will always remember that weekend....

My heart has been full of so many precious memories. Years of fun, learning, care, and love. We don't realize when we're young how much relationships have to do with the person we become. I treasured your parents, your home, and your friendships.
God Bless you as you grieve and always.
❤ Nancie

I grew up in the house next to the Benzoni's, and had no idea what an accomplished athlete Jack was! I'm sure you are as proud of his accomplishments as I am impressed. Condolences for your loss.

I always enjoyed talking to Uncle Jack. I found him a great listener and a good story teller. He did love to tell about his various competitions and most times had a funny story to go along with one of them! He was always interested in hearing about my running and to talk to someone who truly lived and understood the sport!! I will miss Uncle Jack dearly. I am so sorry for you loss my dear cousins!

Bill , Kim and Boys, so sorry for you loss. he sounds like a wonderful man and a great roll model. Love The Borowski Family