93, died Sunday morning, May 13, of natural causes in his home surrounded by his daughters, grandchildren and wife of 69 years, Sylvia. Ben was the beloved husband of celebrity cake designer, Sylvia Weinstock. Ben was born in New York City, an Army Veteran of World War II, and after graduating from NYU Law School in 1952 he was a lawyer in Massapequa for many years. When Sylvia was 50, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and survived. It was then Ben left his practice in 1980 and the couple became pioneers in TriBeCa and founded the internationally-renowned Sylvia Weinstock Cakes together, in New York City. They traveled the US, and the world, with her magnificent confections. Ben created novel techniques in the structure and design of cakes. But even more beautiful than Sylvia's designs, was this couples' amazing love story. Sylvia and Ben's marriage is an inspiration to all who know them. The couple would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this February. Benjamin was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by all. There will be no memorial at this time, but donations in Ben's name can be made to Doctors Without Borders
Published by New York Times on May 16, 2018.