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Benny A. "Ben" Cassara
Benny A. “Ben” Cassara

Retired U.S Air Force Master Sgt., Benny A. “Ben” Cassara passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Ben was a Vietnam veteran with 20 years of service. He was a master chess player and loved making his family and friends laugh.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Vincenza and Vincenzo Cassara; and grandson, Andrew Cassara.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Brown Cassara; daughters, Lynda Rando (Rob) and April Brown (Don); son, Vincent Cassara (Lynn); stepson, Kenny Brown (Rachel); brother, Nick Cassara; grandchildren, Julie, Wendy, Terry, Melissa, Kathleen, Ryan, Dane, Kelsey and Chloe; great-grandchildren, Teryn, Cammie, Jessie, James, Tyler, Adam, Audrey, Rylie and Annabella; and many other family members and friends.

A celebration of Ben’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. Interment is private.

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