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Hubert Walcott Benjamin Sr.
Sunrise: February 8th, 1935
Sunset: January 4th, 2014

With saddened hearts, the Benjamin, Gomes and Martin families announce the home-going of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Hubert Walcott Benjamin, Sr.

This sad event occurred on Saturday, January 4th 2014 at the Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island, New York, after a protacted illness.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his unconditional love his wife, Esther L. Benjamin. Mourning his loss are his children, Frank Leslie, Hubert Walcott, Jr. (aka Hue), Harriet Claudine, James Edward (aka JE), Florence, Rosalyn Perrine Mayme (aka Lyn), Debra Estene (aka Peaches), Sheila Victoria (aka Vikki), Cleopatra Denise, Hassan Carl, Emile John Kish, James Robert, Albert Walcott and Yor-El Francis; Walcott currently has twenty-nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Saddened by his death are his sisters, Hyacinth, Marilyn, Evelyn and Sheila, and scores of other family members and friends in Antigua, Liberia, England, the United States and other countries.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wake-Keeping Service:  6:00pm – 9:00pm             Friday January 17th, 2014
St. John’s Episcopal Church    718-447-1605
1333 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY  10305

Funeral Service:  9:00am - 12 noon              Saturday January 18th, 2014
St. John’s Episcopal Church      718-447-1605
1333 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY  10305

Church of St. Michaels             718-442-1688
211 Harbor Rd
Staten Island, NY  10303
US Contacts:
Esther L. Benjamin (NY) 718-816-1197
Alvin Goodridge (NY) 917-204-8150
Henry Hali (NJ) 201-214-3136
Hubert Benjamin (MD) 303-521-8899
Rosalyn Benjamin (TX) 214-682-7412
Debra Benjamin (TX) 972-822-6566
Sheila Morris (GA) 469-583-2425
Cleopatra Benjamin (TX) 972-834-0535

Liberia Contact:
James Benjamin 231-886-411-564

Hotel Accommodations in Staten Island, NY

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island
1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Ask for Bereavement Rate - $135.20 + tax

Ramada Inn Staten Island
535 North Gannon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Group Rate - $84.99 + tax
Group Name: Benjamin Funeral

Reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, January 14, 2014 to qualify