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James J. Benken

May 14, 1951 ~ April 14, 2017 (age 65)

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April 18, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wyoming Fire Department
600 Grove Ave.
Wyoming, OH 45215

Funeral Service
April 19, 2017

5:00 PM
Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
334 Burns Ave.
Wyoming, OH 45215

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James “Jim” Joseph Benken, 65, of Wyoming, OH, passed away suddenly, on Friday April 14, 2017. He was a beloved husband to Mary, caring father to Christopher (April) and Cindy (Bradford) and loving Grandfather to Ainsley, Rowan, Madison and Kellen. Brother to Robert (BJ), George (Angie) Donald (Laurie) and uncle and great uncle to many. 

Jim suffered a heart attack while headed out to one of his favorite past times, fishing. He spent much of his life serving the Wyoming Community. He served with the Wyoming Fire and Rescue for nearly 50 years. He was beloved by many of his Indian Hill Students, where he retired in 2002. Jim touched many lives over his 65 years and his death will be felt by many for years to come. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Wyoming Fire Department, 600 Grove Ave., Wyoming, OH.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM, at Ascension & Holy Trinity, 334 Burns Ave., Wyoming, OH. Donations can be made in Jim’s honor to the Wyoming Fire Association.  

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