Richard M. Benjamin, age 72, died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at his home in Waterford following a strong battle with cancer. Born in Tunkhannock, PA on April 15, 1946, he was the son of the late Merl Benjamin and Genevieve Kuhlmey.

Benjamin, RichardRichard was an avid hunter and fisherman. He found spiritual comfort in the woods and in the mountains. His annual hunting trips out west with friends led him to make his home in Rifle, CO for 27 years.

He owned and operated Benjamin Insulation for over 20 years in Summit Township, and continued his work in construction while in Colorado. He recently returned to his second home in Waterford, PA.

Richard is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Kline Benjamin; six children– Richard Benjamin Jr., Shawn (Val) Benjamin, Alan Benjamin, Sheilah (Brian) Dauson, Rick (Dea) Dauson, and Tammie (Ted) Van Holland; eight grandchildren– Brittany and Hannah Benjamin, Rebecca, Emma, and Brianna Winkelman, Derrick and Cole Dauson, and Jack Van Holland; his siblings– Annette (Bob) Battko, Ed Benjamin, Christine Lee, Sharan (Tony) Nasca, Dennis Kline, and Jim Kline; and many nieces and nephews.

To respect his wishes, services will remain private. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your local hospice.