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John Benfield


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JOHN BENFIELD
John passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017. John was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on May 3, 1934 to Donald and Ruth Benfield. As a young man, John was a commercial lobster fisherman, piloting his own boat off the New England coast. Following his fishing career, John joined the United States Air Force and served in Southern California as a crew chief.
In 1961, John began his Fire Service career with the San Bernardino City Fire Department. During his 29 year career, John owned and operated Ben's Auto & Marine. John had a knack for hot rodding Chevrolet engines and always enjoyed hard work. John loved boating with family and friends and was an avid deep-sea fisherman. John is survived by his wife Ann, sisters Deedee and Mary, and sons Mark, Dave, Don and Jay. The memorial service will be private at John's request.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2017
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