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Walter Lee Benjamin

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Date published: 8/13/2014

Walter Lee Benjamin

Walter Lee Benjamin, 72, a former Fredericksburg resident, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Tomball, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Valerie Rickard Benjamin, in October 2009.

His survivors include daughters Sheryl Morrow of Dumfries, Tania Shinohara of Tomball, Texas, and Michelle Godfrey of Stafford County; and son Ron Willis of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. His grandchildren include Mark, John, Caitlin, Connor, Erin, Ryan, Jared and Margo; and his great-grandson, Jayce. He is also survived by his brothers, Leo, Joe, William and Ken Benjamin, and his sister, Violet Prendergast.

Walter retired from the U.S. Air Force with more than 20 years of service.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle, VA 22172.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.