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Benjamin Charles Zitron

Passed peacefully at the age of 82 on Friday, August 9th, 2019. Preceded in death by his loving parents, Sarah (nee Brodsky) and Arthur Zitron. Dear brother of Michelle (Gerald) Bodner. Devoted father of Anne (the late David) Casey, Jennifer Suomi, Alison Zitron and Barnett (Lindsey Todres) Zitron. Proud grandfather of Sam (Nicole) Casey, Clara Casey, Olivia Suomi, Arthur Leo Zitron and great-grandfather of Teddy Casey. Loving former husband of Sharon (Ted) Pincus and Amy Zitron. He is also survived by three loving nephews, Bill (Barbara) Bodner, Daniel (Robin Haueter) Bodner and Jon (Lisa) Bodner.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Ben was a Shorewood High School graduate, class of ’55, and a Yale University alumna, class of ’59. He was an entrepreneur and real estate developer in New York City. “For God, for Country, and for Yale” was his guiding principle. He was a great lover of the arts with a keen eye for American impressionist painting and drawing, which he collected over his lifetime. He supported the New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic of Lincoln Center and also Carnegie Hall.

An avid sports fan, Ben adored the Green Bay Packers, the New York Yankees, New York Knicks, and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Second Home Cemetery, 3705 S. 43rd St., Milwaukee. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date in New York City. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Benjamin Charles Zitron’s name may be made to Lincoln Center Education (https://lincolncentereducation.org).

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Suzy Buchbinder Ettinger 08/12/2019 2:47 pm

    My very deepest sympathy to you all on the death of Benjy. He was a schoolmate from the time we were little children and he will be missed by all.

    My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

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