Edmund (“Benji”) L. Benjamin died on January 24, 2006, in Fort Pierce, Florida.
He was born on December 17, 1919, in Grenada, West Indies, and before coming to the United States in the 1960s he was a customs officer for the Criminal Investigation Department in Grenada. He worked at Bowdoin in the alumni house as a bartender and was a security officer at Bowdoin’s Museum of Art from the 1970s until his retirement. He was also the manager and bartender at Benji’s Bar at the Stowe House in Brunswick and attended the Police Academy in Bangor. He was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include two nieces, Irene Merrifield and Helen Cameron, both of Port Saint Lucie, FL; two nephews, Allister Copland of Aberdeen, MD, and Dennis Copland of Trinidad, West Indies.