BENJAMIN, Delores F. (Jankowski) – of Flint, MI, age 89, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020. A Private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Delores was laid to rest next to her husband, Steve Benjamin, in St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Medical Team Hospice or the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, in memory of Delores.
Delores was born in Flint, MI on May 15, 1931, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Knapp) Jankowski. She married Steve Benjamin on April 14, 1951 and he preceded her in death on November 13, 1988. Delores retired from AC Spark Plug after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella Regina Coeli Circle #1095 and the AC Spark Plug Lunch Club. Delores enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Delores is survived by 4 children, Steve (Tish) Benjamin, Kathy (Mike) Gallagher, Diane (Al) Cozart and Greg (Glenda) Benjamin; 11 grandchildren, Stacey Lynn (Adam), Stacy (Tasha), Nathan, Jennifer (Ashley), Steve, Tim, Marisa, Jake, Heather, Eric and Erica; 8 great-grandchildren, Madison, Ian, Summer, Peyton, Nick, Domonic, Diego and Tony; special adopted children; 4 siblings, Helen Sutkowi, Vivian (John) Kiellian, Lorraine (Bob) Benjamin and Ed (Carole) Jankowski; 2 sisters-in-law, Janet and Carol Jankowski; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Jankowski; husband, Steve Benjamin; beloved son, Mark Benjamin; grandson, Michael Houghtaling; sister, Audrey Henry and 2 brothers, Bill and Art Jankowski.
The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Melissa Verrell from The Medical Team Hospice for her kindness and compassion at the most difficult time of our lives. We would also like to thank Mom’s caregivers, Sherie, Donna, Kristen and Trish for their love and support.