Medina: Roger W. Benedict, age 77, passed away May 17, 2023 at the Martin Linsin Residence. He was born August 12, 1945 in Rochester to the late Herbert and Ida (Engert) Benedict.
He retired from Albion Correctional Facility as a Lieutenant in 1995 after 30 years of service. Roger and his late wife Betty owned and operated Benedict’s Maintenance and Benedict’s Country Store for many years before they moved to Port Charlotte, FL to retire. Roger was always able to fix anything and everything, whether he taught himself or had to read a book, he did it. Electronics was something he was good at in his younger years, building and repairing the family television sets. He really enjoyed playing card games, especially Euchre and also crossword puzzles. He was an avid collector of coins from many different years and it was something he was quite proud of. Before Betty passed, they enjoyed traveling together and will forever be “walking through the tall grass” together.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Betty on April 9, 2020, daughters, Debra Rae Ross and Lexi (Bobby) Simington, and sister-in-law, Shirley Benedict.
Roger is survived by his children, Rick (Lorraine) Benedict, Cheryl (Michael) Holt, Lori (Terry) Gardner, Bret Ross, grandchildren, Jeffrey, Alicia, T.J., Natasha, Dana, Travis, Rick, Debra, Ali, Najat, as well as several great-grandchildren, brothers, Richard, Robert (Kathy) Rory (Marie), nieces, nephews and cousins.
Roger’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on Monday, May 22nd from 11:00-12:00pm where his funeral service will follow at 12:00pm. Interment with military honors will be held in Hillside Cemetery in Holley.