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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1 year ago

Obituary: Benjamin Suazo

Mr. Suazo, 84, died Sunday, April 28, 2019.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Benjamin Suazo, 84, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Dr. Phillips Hospital, Orlando, Florida. Ben was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, one of four children to Salvador and Emma Suazo.

He grew up in New York City and at a young age enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Pine Castle Air Base. Near the end of his enlistment in 1957, he fell in love with and married Betty Suazo, his wife of 62 years. Ben and Betty had two children together.

Ben was employed for 42 years by Miller Bearings of Orlando and enjoyed a long and successful career in sales management. He was a born-again Christian and a member of Calvary Orlando in Winter Park, Florida.

Upon retirement, he enjoyed traveling with Betty in their motorhome as members of the RV Maps Ministry. When not traveling, Ben was an active member of Calvary, participating in men’s ministries and enjoying many years as an usher.

He loved his family and was a committed and devoted husband and father. A friend and mentor to many, Ben was a caring person and spent many hours participating in civic and Christian activities.

Ben was preceded in death by his brother, William Suazo, and sister, Gladys Buskirk Weeks.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; and two children, Craig Suazo (Janet) and Karen Suazo; and his brother, Robert Suazo. He is also survived by two grandsons, Peter Suazo and Benjamin Johnson.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay St., Winter Park, at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to the care of National Cremation and Burial Society, 7565 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Mission America Placement Services (MAPS), 1445 Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802; or Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay St., Winter Park, FL 32789.

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