Benet John FLECK

July 27, 1960April 11, 2021

Benet Fleck July 27, 1960 – April 11, 2021 Beloved musician and entertainer, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend died at home peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at age sixty after a ten month battle with cancer. Ben was incredibly talented, generous and full of wit and humor, lighting up any room he entered. A very proud lifetime Seattle resident born at Seattle General Hospital, he attended St. Joseph, O’Dea, and was graduated summa cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts, and was a member of the Aqua by El Gaucho family. Ben leaves behind his loving partner of twenty two years, Bev Shimada, their new puppy, Louis, and Bev’s daughters and granddaughters. He is survived by son, Casey, daughter Jane (Andre) Parker and granddaughter, Teresa. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Anne Fleck. He is survived by seven siblings: Anne (Pat) Little; Sara (Lee) Bennett; Paul; Monica (Marcus); Fred (Linda); Martha (Greg) Robertson; Jon (Lisa), former spouse, Teri (George) Tomosvari. Countless nieces and nephews will miss their Uncle Ben. It was Ben’s wish to have his remains scattered in the Puget Sound referring to this as his “Commencement to the Sea”. Due to Covid and restrictions imposed, Ben’s memorial will be a private event. The family will be sharing a video of the remembrance on social media platforms. Contributions can be made to Cornish College of the Arts, Swedish Cancer Care Alliance, or St. Francis House of Seattle. Forever in our hearts, Ben, we will miss you.


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Mo Tal

May 8, 2021

Uncle Ben, will be missed by all of us, so many memories- all lovely!
Especially Solstice Parade....
Your talents will now by another shining star in sky- Thanks so much for sharing yourBlessings with us!
Love and miss you, monique

Matthew Kangas

May 7, 2021

Ben was a truly gifted musician whose dedication to his art was only exceeded by his dedication to his many appreciative audiences. Making people feel better, night after night, as they sipped a drink and watched the sunset should not be underestimated as a supreme gift to people that musicians are uniquely suited to offer. Hearing Ben live was one thing, but his superlative performances on various CDs, including his own and another with chanteuse Julie Cascioppo are world-class fusions of standards and jazz infused with Ben's insider-musician wit and class, no musical pun was too obvious or clever. His life was far too short but he filled it with hours of happiness for others and those who loved him and his music.

Margi Null(Ott)

April 16, 2021

Kevin and I are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Benet. He had such a huge impact on our lives. He always had a way of making you feel special and loved. His sense of humor was infectious. We will cherish his music and memories forever. We are sending prayers for strength at this difficult time.