Richard Laurence Benson

December 12, 1944 ~ July 24, 2021 (age 76)




On the evening of Friday, July 24, 2021, Canton native Richard Laurence Benson passed away at Robert Packer Hospital with his family by his side. He was 76 years of age. Born December 12, 1944 in Canton, he was the son of Laurence and Hazel (Barnes) Benson. He was a retiree of the former Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton.

Richard is survived by his wife , Sandra (nee Leonard) Benson, at home, brothers Harold (& Marsha) Benson of Canton and Roger Benson of Columbia Cross Roads, a sister, Betty Hartford of Elmira, special niece Ronda (& Les) Wilber of Troy, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Laurence and Hazel Benson. In keeping with the family's wishes services will be private. (

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