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Benjamin "Ben" Myers

April 26, 1935 October 5, 2009
Benjamin "Ben" Myers
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Massena, NY – Benjamin “Ben” Myers, 74, of Elgin Avenue passed away peacefully Monday, October 5, 2009, at the Massena Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on April 26, 1935. On August 16, 1969, in Bay Shore Long Island, Ben married the former Florence Arnold, who survives him. Ben owned and operated the Gallery Lounge and Photography by Arnold. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and former member of the Rotary Club. He loved photography, landscaping at his home and other homes. Since his retirement, Ben volunteered as a driver for the Department of Aging and Department of Social Services of New York. Survivors include his wife of Forty years, Florence of Massena, daughter, Stacey of Westville, New York, a grandson, Brandon Matson of Massena and a son-in-law, Tim Matson also of Massena. Ben is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Heald of St. Albans, Elizabeth “Betty” Clough and her husband, David of Shelburne and two nieces, a nephew and several great nieces and nephews. Ben was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Matson. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. from the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews Street, Massena. Ben’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 8th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com or www.phillipsmemorial.com.

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