Benson Berro
1932 - 2020
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March 28, 1932 - August 25, 2020 Benson was born on March 28, 1932 in Seattle, Washington to Rahamin Joe and Fortuna Berro and moved to Los Angeles in 1941. He graduated from Manual Arts High School and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his military service he owned a bakery and then worked for the Great American Insurance Company. He eventually worked for, and then purchased an insurance agency, T. Glenn Co., in Manhattan Beach which he successfully ran for almost forty years and was a fifty-year resident of Torrance. He was a voracious reader who enjoyed books on history and Judaica and had great pride in his Sephardic Jewish heritage but most of all he loved his family and friends. He is survived by his son Benson Raymond (Judie) and his Grandchildren Abby and Aaron, along with his companion of over 40 years Patricia Vandenbosch. He was laid to rest on August 27, 2020 at Home of Peace Cemetery in Los Angeles. He will be greatly missed.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Sep. 6, 2020.
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September 10, 2020
As a high school kid in 72-73, I worked for Ben doing some yard work and office cleaning. As a lot of HS kids are/were, I was a bit lazy, and remember Ben providing some motivational talks to get me to do a better job! He and my dad were friends, occasional business partners, as my father sold insurance as well. In 74 when I went into the AF, Ben had come over to our house a couple weeks before I left to go to Texas for basic, and he kind of laid out what all was going to occur. I don't recall all the details all these years later, but remember him talking about his AF career.
Every now and then when I visit California and drive down Manhattan Beach Bl, I always pause to take a look at the old T Glen Office bldg, and nearly 50 years later still remember working there and of course, remember Ben. Wish you peace Ben.
Greg Bachmann
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September 9, 2020
Ben was part of our family,and loved our mother with all of his heart. He was a freind to me. And always made me laugh. We will see him along with others that have passed, in Heaven. God bless him.
wayne Cuesta
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