Leonard Benson Obituary

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Leonard Benson

February 25, 1925 - December 6, 2013
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Leonard H. Benson, a lifelong resident of Cleveland and a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School died December 6,2013. After beginning his college studies at the Ohio State University, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Ohio State University, Cum Laude with honors receiving a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1948. At OSU, Leonard was elected as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and was also a member of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. After graduating , Leonard joined his father's business, Feder-Benson. Leonard built his career with a passion for protecting his clients and their families,...


Leonard H. Benson, a lifelong resident of Cleveland and a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School died December 6,2013. After beginning his college studies at the Ohio State University, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Ohio State University, Cum Laude with honors receiving a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1948. At OSU, Leonard was elected as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and was also a member of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. After graduating , Leonard joined his father's business, Feder-Benson. Leonard built his career with a passion for protecting his clients and their families, eventually becoming General Manager of the Cleveland office of the Canada Life Assurance Company. He later founded L. H. Benson Associates, a highly respected independent agency providing life and disability insurance, and was recognized for his professionalism with membership in the Million Dollar Round Table and Top of the Table. Leonard found great satisfaction in providing counsel to all his clients including many Cleveland area business owners and physicians. He also co-chaired the Insurance Division of the Jewish Community federation. Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Leeta Senor Benson, their three children, Marc (Sheila) Benson of Shaker Heights, David (Kirstin) Benson of CT and Tracy Benson of NY, six grandchildren Gwen, Sam, Ted, Charlie, Adam and Ryan, his loving nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sisters, Florence (Allen) Reisenfeld, Joan (Howard) Frankel and his parent, Barney and Anabelle Benson. Services will be held Sunday December 8 at 11:30AM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH . Interment Mayfield Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the residence 27500 Cedar Rd. (Reception Room) FOLLOWING SERVICES SUNDAY UNTIL 5PM, SUNDAY EVENING 7-9PM, MONDAY 3-5PM & 7-9PM , TUESDAY 3-5PM. Friends who wish may contribute to the charity of choice.



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