Leslie Albert Benson, 70, beloved husband of Gail (Callahan) Benson, of 42 years passed away on July 12, 2015 after a long illness.
Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Albert and Olga (Woina) Benson. He was retired from the former Superior Electric Company as a Supervisor in Sheet Metal. He used his creative talents as a videographer in his business “Video Productions” where he enjoyed capturing happy occasions such as Weddings, Graduations and Anniversary parties. For many years, he was active in Junior Achievement, a non-profit youth organization which prepares and inspires our youth to succeed by using experimental learning. He also was a volunteer in the mentoring program at the South Side School in Bristol. His greatest joy was to spend as much time as possible at Cape Cod with his family where he enjoyed metal detecting, surfing, boating and his most loved hobby, diving for lobsters.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving daughter, Brooke Schouten and her husband, Bill, of Weatogue. His sister, Dayle Lavine, and her husband, Richard of Rochester, NY a brother, Barry Benson and his companion, Ann of Southington, a sister, Sandra Benson Sims of Bristol and nephews, Craig Sims and his wife, Jennifer and their daughter Elizabeth of Bristol and Sven Lavine and his wife, Carmin and their daughter, Isabella of San Francisco, CA, an extended family member, Carole Benson and nieces, Tracy Geremia and Kimberly Breen and a nephew, Stephen Benson.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the care and comfort provided during the last several months by the staff of the Pines at Bristol.
Funeral services will be held at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 10:00AM. Burial will be in West Cemetery, Plymouth. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00PM.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter 2075 Silas Deane Hwy #100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com