Frank E. Benjamin
GALENA — Frank Everett Benjamin, 79, of Galena passed away on Oct. 28, 2018 at Compass Regional Hospice Center, Centreville.
Mr. Benjamin was born in Southampton, N.Y., son of the late C. Dewitt and Eleanor Sherman Benjamin.
Frank Everett attended Aquebogue Elementary
School and graduated from Riverhead High School in 1957. He received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY at Oneonta and his master’s degree from SUNY Cortland. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved teaching, not retiring until he was 78 years old. Mr. Benjamin was a science teacher at Owego Central School in New York for 13 years. In 1982 he won the title of Eastern Regional Geology Teacher of the Year. He also taught in Germany for 10 years and Japan for seven years for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools before returning to the States in 2000. Later he taught physical science at Anne Arundel, Chesapeake and Cecil community colleges. He was very interested in genealogy and enjoyed traveling.
Frank Everett is survived by his wife of 46 years Suzanne; daughters Cathleen, Maria, Caroline and Diana; two brothers, Barry (Margaret) of Pittsboro, N.C. and Wayne (Lynn) of Chestertown; and seven grandchildren, Hanna, Matthew, Benjamin, Kylie, Skylar, Alana and Aubrey.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m Nov. 9, in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena and from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10, at First United Methodist Church, 105 N. Mill St., Chestertown, where funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be held in Galena Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Compass Regional Hospice, 160 Coursevall Drive, Centreville, MD 21617 or the Humane Society of Kent County, P.O. Box 352, Chestertown, MD 21620.
FRANK E. BENJAMIN