Art Benson: 1929 -- 2005

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Art Benson passed away Jan. 21, 2005, at his home in Buffalo, N.Y. Benson, who died of cancer, was surrounded by his children at the time of his death. He was 75.

After his children, Art's auto business was his passion. He believed in hard work and honesty.

Art was a wonderful father.

He is survived by his children, Marie Benson Porkatillo, Arthur Benson, Bob Benson, Mike Benson, Colleen Benson, Kathy Benson Smithers, Clatus Benson of Steamboat Springs, Michael "Mooch" Matala; a brother, Michael Davis; and 16 grandchildren.

Art was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Benson.

Memorial donations can be made to Sisters of Mercy, 625 Abbott Road, Buffalo, N.Y., 14220.

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