Donald R. Benjamin, Sr., age 89, of Campbell, NY went to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Guthrie Corning Hospital after a brief illness.
Don was born on June 20, 1932, in Corning, NY to Lester and Eva (nee Morris) Benjamin. He was one of nine children.
Don worked in his family's ice cream store, Benjamin's Homemade Ice Cream in Corning, NY in the early 1950's. He moved to Pheonix, Arizona in 1968-2000's where he worked for BAP Autoparts, JC Penny's furniture department, and was an independent insurance agent for Farmers Insurance Group until his retirement.
Don is survived by his son, Donald R. Benjamin, Jr.; brother, Raymond (Jackie) Benjamin of Campbell, NY; sister, Janet Ginnane of Corning, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by both parents; daughter, Jolene Benjamin; sisters: Doris Pierson, Shirley Mattone, and Beverly Benjamin; brothers: Howard, Arthur, and baby David Benjamin.
There will be a funeral service held in Don's honor on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning. A private burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Don's memory to a charity of your choice.
Don’s family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.