Bruce William Benson

Bruce William Benson of Orient died at home Feb. 16. He was 73.

He was born Jan. 6, 1947, to Dorothy (Tranter) and August Benson in Bensonhurst, N.Y.

Mr. Benson attended Mepham High School and earned an associate degree from Nassau College. He made a career as a Nassau County police officer.

He married his wife, Barbara Ann Benson, on Nov. 11, 1967.

Mr. Benson was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, U.S. Marshals and True Light Church. Family said he enjoyed playing bass guitar and listening to The Beatles and was a fan of Superman.

He was predeceased by his wife. He is survived by his children, Dr. Kevin Benson of Midland, Texas, Karen Ann Benson of Cutchogue and Pastor Keith Benson of Southold; and three grandchildren.

A celebration of life will take place Saturday, Feb. 29, at 11 a.m. at True Light Church, 1850 Main Bayview Road, Southold, NY 11971.

Memorial donations may be made to True Light Church, P.O. Box 804, Southold, NY 11971.