Lawrence Kent Benjamin will forever be the best brother. He had many friends in IT and other professions. He is a National Merit Award scholar and graduated from Hastings High School with honors He was the co-founder of the Hastings Meteorology Club. He became an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Computer Science. He became a manager of McDonalds, Linen & Things, Egghead Software in White Plains and Wall Street. He set his goals high and was very diligent. He used these training programs ro become His best advice is “Be a problem solver”. “See a need and find a solution. Be good at customer Service. It’s a box. Sell the features of the box.” His also said, “The computer is as only as good as its programmer, you can out think the computer. You can out think the system. In addition, when slighted he said “We are better than that we were taught not to be prejudiced.” Later, He worked for Citrix which was a technical support for Microsoft, Google and other companies. His favorite sports were NASCAR, Yankees baseball, Giants football, and bowling. Lawrence Kent Benjamin will always be loved. A memorial will be held at Sinatra Memorial Home in Yonkers from 4-8p.m. Mass will be held at St. Mathews Church on September 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. and Service will be held at Gates of Heaven at Hawthorne. Former Hastings-on-Hudson resident Lawrence Kent Benjamin, 55, died Aug. 31, 2021, in hospital Fort Myers, FL.
Larry Benjamin was born September 19, 1965 , in the Bronx, New York, to Cecil and Albertha Benjamin. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1983. Next, he attended Syracuse University then transferred to Pace University where he graduated in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in computer science.He managed different Egghead Software stores ( retail software ) at different locations around the tri-state area for many years. Then in 1993 he moved to West Palm Beach FL to pursue his two passions: computers and perfect weather. There he worked for Citrix, Apple, Connections ( Restaurant POS ) just to name a few. During the 28 years he lived in Florida he lived in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Larry had touched the lives of many friends and co-workers, who will now deeply mourn his passing. People who knew him well would consider him a fountain of knowledge on technology and computers. He was always there to assist someone if they needed the help.He entered the Hospital on February 3, 2021. He subsequently suffered a major stroke, which left him bed ridden and unable to talk. There were many ups and downs. In July he had begun to communicate better. On August 25, 2021 he suffered a major seizure, he then became unresponsive. Peacefully passing on August 31, 2021. His family is grieving.