Ben Storek 84, of Tucson, died July 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Jana; brother, Frantisek; children, Karen, Andy and Mark; grandchildren, Sean, Tyler, Dillon and Sheena and many nieces and nephews. Ben emigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1947 and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ben was CEO of U.S. Fiduciary Corporation in Tucson. He was active with St. Phillips, St. Francis and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. He was also active with the Tucson Rotary Club, Tucson Soaring Club, Czech American Social Club and Lohse YMCA. He was a proponent of higher education and was involved from its inception with Pima Community College. A private Celebration of Ben's life will take place on a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.
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He was a great man and first Czech Storek at Harvard - I was second. We have never met but we were in email contact. RIP! -Michael Storek
July 11, 2015
Oh Dad, I can't believe that you are gone. I hope you are having a great time! I dream of you almost every night and keep you in my heart all the time. I love you so much for helping me, and for being the best, exceptional Father, I know that you are watching over me. I love you forever. ..your one and only daughter! :).
July 7, 2015
All I can say is... Ben was one of the greatest Czechs I have ever met. One of the best things is, we do not even know how many people Ben has helped. Being actually a refugee from a communist country, he had strived to help people who were seeking political and religious freedom in a freedom-granting country. His life would be a great topic for a bestseller book. I remember and value our conversations in both Prague and Tucson. My deepest condolences go to Mark, Karen and Frantisek. Bronislav was a truly great man, who stands firm and outbound in front of Jesus, since he had helped so many people make their lives better. You will not be forgotten, Ben. It was great and truly a privilege to know you in this earthly life.
September 3, 2014
Ben was a neat friend of mine when I was organist at St Andrews Presbyterian. During 7:30 service we would chat a bit in my office. We had much in common at that point in time. I remember our conversations well. And he always liked great classical music. Have thought about Ben and Jana often through the years. My love and support to you Jana and the rest of the family
August 1, 2014
Our condolences to the entire Storek family. We will remember him fondly
Ellen and Rafael Colon
July 28, 2014
Jana, I am so sad to hear of Ben's passing. He was an amazing man with a heart of gold. The dog park went totally downhill when he stopped coming. He had the ability to include and engage anyone/everyone in conversation. I love this picture of him, because that's how I picture him in my heart & mind: that big, loving smile. I am selfishly sorry he's gone, but as David would say: he's gone to the 'yet larger room' and I'm sure we'll meet again someday. You and his family are in my heart & prayers. Love, Cindy
July 28, 2014
I met Ben in the early 70's when we were playing volleyball at the YMCA..we became friends and he was a nice man...I think I last saw him in Baggins on Campbell..He had a cane..we had a short visit..I will never forget him.. Jim Slone
July 27, 2014
Jana, Karen, Mark.... Even here in Colorado we receive news we don't want to hear/see. How very sorry we are that your dearest Ben has died. He was very unique....but you already know that, don't you? He will be missed by us and many others.
July 27, 2014
So very sorry to hear about the passing of our dear family friend. Ben was a true friend to my parents and my whole family. You will be missed. Gary and Pat Hopkins