Richard Clinton “Reds” Benjamin, Jr., 65 of North East, MD, passed away after a battle with cancer on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family.
A lifelong resident of Cecil County, he was born in Elkton on May 8, 1955, the son of the late Richard Clinton and Helen Marie (Moore) Benjamin.
Reds retired from Amtrak where he had worked for many years as an electrician.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially crabbing, fishing, boating and hunting with his best friend, John Horney. He also enjoyed playing pool. His constant companion was his beloved dog, Bart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Anthony Ruley.
Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years: Mary “Janie” Benjamin; a son: Mark Walls of North East, MD; two grandchildren: Anthony Ruley II (Felicia) and Tiffany Sadler (Corey); four great grandchildren: Anthony Ruley III, Cayden Ruley, Audrey Sadler, Chase Sadler; and four siblings: Billy, Paula, Donna and Dale.
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