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Benjamin Joseph Cien

November 7, 1941May 14, 2019
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Benjamin Joseph Cien, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday May 14th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, FL at the age of 77. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1941, Benjamin enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. In addition, he was also an avid bowler and golfer.

Upon his retirement from Artech Corporation in 1999, he and his wife, Barbara moved to Tampa, FL. Where he was able to enjoy golf year around, spendmore time with his grandchildren and traveling regularly.

He will be remembered as a dedicated family man who loved entertaining, cooking and making everyone laugh. He is the beloved husband of Barbara E. Cien and loving father of Gordon Cien,Andria Cien, Benjamin Cien Jr., and Kristen Cien Lehman(Joseph). He is the brother of Michael (Georgiana), Virginia(late), Irene(late), and Josephine and brother-in-law of Leslie.

He will be remembered fondly by his nieces and nephews, Gary, Paul(late), Annette, Lisa, Ricky,Janet, Karen, Janelle, David(late), Henry, Susan, Brian and Karyn, as well as many great nieces and nephews.

He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Amanda Glodzik, Olivia Cien andMargret Cien, Elle Lehman and Lukas Lehman; several great grandchildren.

Benjamin and Barbara are lucky to have many loving friends, who really are more like family.Thank you for all your love and support.

Funeral Services are Saturday May 18th,2019. Blount and Curry Funeral Home 3207 Bearss Ave., Tampa FL 33618. 11am Visitation. 12pm “Celebration of Life” service.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Janet Escobales

May 17, 2019

Barbie & Family, we pray that God will grant you and your family the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers always.

Danielle Haar

May 17, 2019

Dear Barbie,
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the passing of your beloved Benjie! He will always be remembered as the fun and lively person that he was!
Both Rafael and I send you a warm and big hug!
Danielle

Stacia Poole

May 17, 2019

Pappa, you will be missed terribley. It was always a great day when you came to the office with the smile on your face and the love you showed to us all. I thank you for always for being the "CHEF" and making us all apart of your family.

Sandra Johnston

May 16, 2019

Papa will always be in my heart for the wonderful man that he was. He will be truly miss. Prayers go out to his beautiful wife Barbie and families.

Love always,

Sandra Johnston

Edna Chiesa

May 15, 2019

You will forever live in our hearts as the gentle giant you are. Your dedication to Barbara and your family is sure to be admired. Yours is a great Love Story that will be passed on from generation to generation.

Thank you for all you did for us at American Express. We always knew Barbie kept you busy and out of trouble with these office projects.

I know our good Lord has received you with open arms. You are safe and whole again.

Barbie & Family, may God grant you strength to surpass this pain at the passing of such a great man. He will be missed !
Love,

Edna & Waldo

MARLENE & ALBERT GAYLE

May 15, 2019

Time may pass and fade away, but memories of you will never die, your stories are irreplaceable, and you may now rest in peace,we will miss you.

May his soul rest in peace, I firmly believe that God will accept him with open arms for all the good he has done while he was on this earth.

Barbie we pray that God will grant you and your family the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers always.

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