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Edward Joseph Benson, of Tampa FL – 98 y.o., passed away on 3/19, the first day of Spring, 2024. Upon his retirement in 1986, from the NYC/MTA, where he worked as a train mechanic and car inspector, Edward realized his dream to relocate to Tampa to be near his late twin sister, Irene. Edward served in the U.S. Navy for six years during WWII and Korea and was a proud veteran. Edward leaves behind three devoted daughters, Joanne, Elizabeth and Theresa, and his devoted nephew Robert Hales and wife Linda. He leaves behind three beloved granddaughters, two sisters, Dottie and Patty, and many nephews and nieces. Edward loved his family and neighborhood. He loved to have fun and sing. He is missed very much.

There will be a celebration of life, to be announced.

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