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Benjamin A. Velo

September 30, 1945November 14, 2020

Benjamin A. Velo passed peacefully at home on November 14th, 2020. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Survived by his wife Diana, Son Vincent, Daughter Melissa, Grandchildren Brooke, Stone, Sienna, Stockton, Daughter-in-law Sonia, and Siblings Gloria, Linda and Gilbert. Ben was the oldest son of Arnold and Delphina Velo who preceded him in death.

Ben was 75 years old, an Army Veteran, Kings County Sheriff Veteran, Private Investigator and avid golfer. Ben knew a vast amount of individuals in Hanford and Kings County which is why you could always find him in conversing with just about anyone, he always found some type of connection. Ben was known to be a talker and would talk your ear off, which is why his gym sessions of 3 hours were not necessarily spent working out. Strong views on many topics, intelligently tempering his responses to achieve the upper hand in most arguments. Ben could often be found engaged in construction projects demonstrating hidden skills he thought he had. With an infectious smile, he was always ready to have his picture taken and known to be a dapper dresser. Ben not only loved golf, as you would often find him on any day and any golf course; but all sports and this is why he thoroughly enjoyed being involved or watching his children and grandchildren participate; whether it be football, soccer, softball, track, cheer or dance, he always tried to be there for them.

Loved by all those closest to him and admired and inspired by those who knew him, Ben Velo will surely be missed but never forgotten.

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Mark Bradford

November 22, 2020

I was saddened to learn of Ben’s passing, he was a co-worker, friend and always had a caring ear when I would go to him with issues. I met Ben when I was 19 years old. I was a very young and new deputy sheriff with the Kings County Sheriffs Office. For the next 20+ years Ben and I became friends and worked together is different assignments including patrol. Even after his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office, Ben and I stayed in contact. After learning of his passing I was heartbroken. Ben was a great friend and law enforcement partner. He loved his family and talked about them all the time. I will miss Ben and he will truly be missed by all his friends and family! R.I.P. Ben!

Phil Stearns

November 21, 2020

Ben and I were best buddies in Jr. Hi and high school. Such a great guy!

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