Scott Benedict
1959 - 2021
BORN
1959
DIED
2021
Scott Benedict
April 17, 1959 to August 27, 2021
This is not a traditional obituary, because Scott Edward "Chops" Benedict was not a traditional man. Chops was the proverbial round peg who could never be squeezed into a square hole. Never a fan of social norms, Chops lived his life fully in the gray area – on the fringe of right and wrong, blurring those lines like a wave across the sand.
Chops was a son, a brother, a father, a friend of many and a member of a famous motorcycle club. He lived an outrageous life; one that was so filled with extremes, highs and lows, loves and loves lost, victories and defeats, and topics I can't even touch on, but all of you reading this can insert your story of crazy times with Chops right here.
Even as his health failed and his tough guy reputation still resonated throughout Norwalk, he often talked of the old days, when we were growing up. His memory was astounding as we talked about fun things we did together as kids and some trouble we got in. He also talked about regrets that he had, the end of his life, and his wish to be interred next to our mother. They had a special bond and I'm happy to make his wish come true.
Inside that beaten down biker body of his was a gentle soul. Oh sure, he could be angry, cantankerous and downright mean at times, but he had this innate ability to draw you back in and forgive him. When his time to leave us came this past Friday and we went to gather his meager belongings, the nursing home aid who helped us was genuinely sad. You could see it in his face. After he said the normal, sorry for your loss, he added, "you know, he was a pain in the ass, but everyone liked him." That was my brother, perfectly described, in one simple sentence.
There will a burial followed by a celebration of life at some time in the future.
Chops is survived by our dad, Royal, me, John and his son Tyler. Hopefully, he is having a beer with our mom and brother Tommy in heaven right about now, telling stories and feeling at peace.
Published by The Hour on Sep. 2, 2021.
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The Benedict´s were not just friends they were family growing up together in the old neighborhood Chops was a good man he will be missed R.I.P
Robert Knapp
September 15, 2021
My sincere condolences to the BENEDICT family. God Bless you Scott. Hi John.
Troy Summers
Friend
September 10, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Didn't know your brother but a wonderful tribute! Sounds like he did life his way!
Lorraine Bazydola
September 8, 2021
Great tribute always remember riding with Chops going to parties and serving him his Coors Light.Ride on brother. Jay Bird.
Jason Bennett
September 8, 2021
Roy and family. So very sorry to hear about Chops. Rest In Peace Chops. Allan Russo. Palm Bay Florida
Allan Russo
Friend
September 5, 2021
To Chops' Family - So sorry for your loss. We knew Chops for many many years. He was always respectful to us as well as all of those who showed respect to him. Good times, crazy times...it was all good. God bless his family. R.I.P Chops. Ride in peace.
Ev, Patty and Debbie
Friend
September 5, 2021
I have so many fond memories some old some new but I could never forget them or him. Thanks for always being my friend and ride on.
Linda Frenette
September 5, 2021
Chops, give my brother a hug. I still see you with your blue glasses on. You were always a teddy bear inside. My mom will be very sad to hear the news.
Dwight Schwader
September 4, 2021
RIP Chops. You were a rare breed & lived your life your way. I will always be grateful for the advice you gave me when I needed it.
Phyllis
Friend
September 4, 2021
Many many memories of Chops. Good times. May you rest in peace.
Judy Karlson
September 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss,with deepest sympathy to all friends and family. Ride In Peace Chops
Adam
Friend
September 2, 2021
Like him / not like him- Once you met Scott, you weren´t likely to forget him. Rest In Peace Chops. Hope the family is otherwise well.
Christian Tangard
Friend
September 2, 2021
so sorry for the loss of a great person R.I.P chops
laurie calvin
September 2, 2021
Loved ya my freind!!!
Michael Loudon
Family
September 2, 2021
Rest In Peace Chops ,what a great honest tribute ,my condolences to the entire family
Debbie Spinola
September 2, 2021
So sorry for u passing n u family´s loss too. He kept n eye on our mom when she also was with him at that facility n we r much appreciated as well. Thank you! Enjoy u ride now! No
Marcie Santorelli(Kent)
Friend
September 2, 2021
Peace and comfort to the family. Chops was one of a kind! RIP old friend.
Joyce Cook
September 2, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will always be very special to me...Scott was one of the coolest gentlemen I´ve ever known. Rest In Peace, My Friend.
Tim Weston
Friend
September 2, 2021
What a gentle bear Chops was! A true friend all of 1980'S, I could always count on him to protect me. I remember him showing me his new life , with his new brothers and what a great time we had! Chops Ride On!!!
Cindy
Friend
September 2, 2021
I never read a more perfect obituary! Chops you were/are one of a kind. With that tough exterior you truly were softy on the inside. Always so kind to me. I know you had a room full of friends and family waiting to greet you upon your entrance. Give them all a hug for us. See you when I get there! Ride on my friend!
Lil Carol
Friend
September 2, 2021
So very sorry for your loss he will be missed
Gloria
September 2, 2021
A lot of times man!!! Gonna miss hanging around.
Donny G
Friend
September 2, 2021
All my love and prayers to Chops family. A gentle soul he had, and respect to those who deserved it.
Teresa Tortorella
September 2, 2021
Ride on Chops! I know you had the PIA in ya, but thanks for never showing me anything but luv! Peace my friend...
Alice Malachowski
Friend
September 2, 2021
Dear Benedict family, I am so sorry for your loss, Scott was a life long friend to my brother Tony and I and as I think of the fun time's we all shared as teenagers riding are motorcycles around, " sometimes a bit on the crazy side " he brought a lot of fun and laughter to the people who were lucky enough to call him a friend. I know in my heart that friends and family who have passed before him will be there to greet him with open arms and a warm smile.
David Harrick
September 2, 2021
I met him once or twice growing up my mom knew him he´s was always nice to me but anyway Rest In Peace chops know you can ride forever in the great big sky of dreams filled with love and laughter Rest In Peace chops ..
Patricia keen
September 2, 2021
John you NAILED IT. CHOPS R.I.P. I miss you so much. IT won't be the same not talking to you everyday Love ya BRO.
Roger Lassen Jr
Friend
September 2, 2021
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