Ridge Funeral Home


Benjamin Almazan Jr.

March 3, 1956October 9, 2021

Benjamin (Benny) Almazan Jr., age 65, Ret Chicago Police Officer of 25 years, passed away Saturday October 9, 2021. Dearest son of Bruna and the late Benjamin Almazan. Beloved father of Sonia (David) Godina, Arturo, Melissa, Roberto (Janette), Benjamin III, Christen Rose and the late Gina. Cherished grandfather of Anthony, Alexis, Maya, Santos, Crystal, Juliana, and Daniella. Loving brother of Lucia (the late Frank) Botello, the late Roberto, Lourdes (Adrian), the late Elisa, Alejandro (Patricia), the late Sonia, and Angelica. Benny was a die hard Cubs fan. He loved traveling especially to Puerto Vallarta. He loved reading comic books, Betty Boop and hosting Super Bowl parties. He enjoyed a good steak and his favorite drinks were tequila, malort and miller lite. He was definitely not shy on arguing, he loved a good fight. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated in Benny's memory which can be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or the American Cancer Society.

Visitation for Benjamin will be on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 4pm to 8pm at Ridge Funeral Home, (Edward A. Tylka, Manager), 6620 W. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638. Prayer Service will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 9:15 am, 6620 W. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 at St. Symphorosa Church, 6135 S. Austin Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. For Info. call 773-586-7900 or

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, October 16, 2021


Benjamin Almazan Jr.

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Ramiro I Salazar III

October 15, 2021

Uncle Benny, thank you for taking me to see the cubs game or taking me to spend July the 4th with you guys when I was younger, I will always cherish those memories. I will always remember when I was younger I would spend the night at the house when I came into town and sleep on the couch, you would come home early in the morning and ask me who I was and why was I in your house. I would try to explain who I was and you would bust out laughing. Lol
R.I.P Uncle Benny.

Elsa Flores-Banda

October 15, 2021

I will never forget when Lourdes, Launa, Yoli, Lisa n I would be together (we were all the same size as Lourdes, except Lisa is taller) and Benny was there, he would say here comes the Munchkins, and he would tell Lisa that she was the President of the Munchkin Club♥️ 😁Something that we would never forget !!! It Will stay in our Hearts Forever ♥️😁

Jeremy Volk

October 15, 2021

Benny, my partner for several years working the Wild West Side of Chi-Town! I thank you for covering my “Six” on and off duty. For the years I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and patrolling with you, I’ve took your vet skills and passed it along to our younger generation of our profession. I’m going to miss your sense of humor and the jingling of your gold clad neck and bracelets! VAYA CON DIOS my brother! Love You!

Maria Velia (Bonnie) Basilio

October 14, 2021

Benny, it was an honor to have met you and to be able to call you a friend and to meet your family. As a friend you were genuinely concern, whether it was for my safety, sharing your food and a drink. I like to believe you are now having an awesome time with your family and friends in heaven. You may not be of this world anymore, we may not be able to see or hear you but I believe you will, you are, by our side watching over us all. You are missed and loved. Rest in peace my friend. You and your family are in my prayers.

Irma Quiroz

October 12, 2021

My Dear friend my you be in peace your Gone to soon it was nice been your friend from childhood so sorry for your loss will be miss rest my friend till we meet again in haven
My condolences to your family and children and grandkids

Tom Cepeda

October 12, 2021

We had good times during our time in 010. Rest In Peace Benny

Kenneth Maduzia

October 12, 2021

All I can say is"REST IN PEACE BENNY" WE worked together for many yrs on behalf of the city of Chicago and did our job "PROUD"! THANK-YOU for being MY FRIEND and college! I will not forget!!!