East Jewett, NY- Francis "Skip" Benjamin , 68 of East Jewett died on October 16,2010 at Albany Medical Center. He was born on January 29, 1942 the son of Irving and Frances (nee O'Brien) Benjamin in Catskill, NY. He is survived by his wife Audrey of 39 years who he married on June 19, 1971. He is also survived by his children Michelle A. Bychowsky and Thomas G. Benjamin, his sister Dolores Spencer and his niece Diane Spencer.
Skip was retired from the Greene County Highway Dept. He was the current chief of the East Jewett Fire Dept. He was active in many community organizations and was one to volunteer his time generously. He loved hunting, fishing and helping others when he was needed. He will be missed greatly.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Oct.21, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Decker Funeral Home, Windham,NY. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday Oct. 22, 2010 at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the East Jewett Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad.