Schimunek Funeral Home

610 W MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD


Andres "Andy" George Ben

March 16, 1953June 11, 2019

On June 11, 2019; Andres "Andy" G. Ben, passed away peacefully. Born in Washington DC, and graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in 1971. He was a lifetime member of Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad-49, employed as a paramedic at State Aviation Administrator at BWI Airport. Hired as the first paramedics in the group. Andy retired as a Lieutenant paramedic in February 2016. Beloved husband of Kathy Ben for 40 years; devoted father of Sara Lamb and her husband Jon, Becky Ben, and Mary Ben; cherished grandfather of Thomas Lamb; loving brother-in-law of Michelle Ben; dear uncle of Adam and David Ben. Andy is preceded in death by his parents Alexander and Franziska Ben; his brother Alex Ben, his sister Renate Ben, and his In-laws Eileen and William Schoolfield. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 4pm. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Andy's name to the Laurel Rescue Squad-49, 14910 Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20707, or the Beagle Rescue of Southern MD, P.O. Box 983, Waldorf, MD 20604.


  • Laurel Rescue Squad-49
  • Beagle Rescue of Southern MD


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Andres "Andy" George Ben

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Sidney Dennis

June 15, 2019

Andy, a brother to all, a good friend. God bless you and your familey.

Pamela doCarmo

June 14, 2019

So remember working with Andy at LVRS! Finley and I so enjoyed being with you and your brother! Will so miss you!

Gary Shoemaker

June 14, 2019

Andres - I always called him that , you and I were the last of the original AALSPs at BWI FRS! You will be missed by many. Never saw you anything but calm while on calls. You had “the right stuff” and you did it with compassion and care for your patients. RIP my friend.

Rose Craig

June 13, 2019

I was blessed to have Andy and Gary Shoemaker train me when I was hired at BWI. I couldn’t ask for better partners on the Paramedic unit. I always looked forward to working with Andy. He was knowledgeable and easy going. I will miss Andy and am grateful to have had him in my life. Prayers for Andy, Kathy and their family.

Cliff Noland

June 13, 2019

R.I.P. my friend. I will never forget you and your skill as a paramedic. I truly enjoyed working the 10 1/2 years with you. Could not have asked for a better partner. Now rest easy at your final home.