Stanley "Stan" Donald Benjamin

January 19, 1928November 10, 2020

Stanley Donald "Stan" Benjamin, 92, of Southport, NC, passed away on November 10, 2020.

Mr. Benjamin was born January 19, 1928, son of the late William J. Benjamin and Ruth A. Benjamin. He grew up in Potsdam, New York. Stan was a veteran of the US Army where he served in Japan. He later graduated from Colgate University. Mr. Benjamin worked in business and advertising; and later was the owner of Wakeman's Garden Center in Trumbull, CT, prior to his retirement to St. James in 2001. Stan enjoyed tennis, golf, gardening, particularly his roses. Stan had served in various roles in the St. James Tennis Association including a stint as president. In 2005, he was part of a super senior team that won the state championship for his division in tennis. Mr. Benjamin was active in the Exchange Club in Trumbull, CT, the Southport - Oak Island Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club, and the CIS Teen Court.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Sarah J. Benjamin; three children, Deborah Marques and husband Ron of Florida, David Alan Benjamin of Connecticut, and Caroline Sturgess and husband David of England; a grandson, Kyle Benjamin of Connecticut; his sisters (twins) Janet Gustafson of North Carolina, and Joan Rubenkoenig of Ohio; three step-grandchildren, Miranda, Dom, and Jona; a step-great-granddaughter, Jemma Kemp - Collins; and a sister-in-law, Anne Benjamin of New York.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Jack Benjamin.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In memory of Stan, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.



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Rick Ondek

November 23, 2020

David and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I have such fond memories of working with all of you at the garden center and how Mr. Benjamin would spend so much time tending to the plants in the greenhouse.

Nancy Murphy

November 19, 2020

To Sarah and family -
I was so sorry to hear of Stan’ s passing. He and I were the oldest of friends, from kindergarten through high school in Potsdam. Our parents were friends, we all attended Trinity Church and were active in town events. When Stan was in the service, during the Korean War, we corresponded. He was also close to my brother Bob, they participated in high school sports teams.
I feel as though I just lost another brother.
My condolences to you all.
Nancy Hodge Murphy


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