US Navy

Max C. Benson

October 15, 1924 ~ August 6, 2019 (age 94)


SAUGERTIES…Max C. Benson, 94, of Band Camp Rd., died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire on October 15, 1924 to the late Charles W. and Margaret Winkler Benson. He served our nation during WWII and continued his service with the Navy as an Aviation Metalsmith until he was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer in 1964. Upon returning home he continued his service as an active member of Saugerties V.F.W. Post # 5034.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Alice in 2014, son Larry, brothers Morris, Charles, Alfred and Walter Benson sisters Margaret Johnston, Eleanor Cook. Survivors include his daughters, Linda Lou and her husband, Charles DuBois of Woodstock, Larry’s wife Cathy Benson of Saugerties, Alice and her husband William Clapper of Florida., Maxine Ortiz and her companion Karl Hoegemann; sons, Mark and his wife Anita Benson of Washington and Aaron and his wife Ranae Benson of Florida; sister Madeline Key; brother John; eighteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His Funeral Arrangements will be under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., Saugerties. For further information and to leave a condolence on Max’s Memorial Page please visit

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