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Benjamin Priest Obituary

Benjamin F. Priest
Benjamin F. Priest

August 19, 1934 - January 22, 2017
Resided in Sunnyvale, CA


Benjamin Franklin Priest, age 82, passed away peacefully in Burlingame, California on January 22, 2017. Ben was born in San Francisco, California on August 19, 1934. He grew up in San Mateo and San Carlos and served in the U.S. Army for four years during the Korean War. Upon returning, Ben graduated from UC Berkeley. He started a successful accounting firm, Priest, Stream, and Donnelly moving from Los Altos to Mountain View and then finally settling in Sunnyvale. Ben was an avid skier and for many years, a member and leader of the ski club, Snowdrifters.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura (Priest) Lane, grandchildren Kristin Lane, Danielle (Lane) Owusu, Shaun Lane, Loren Enochson, and Jessica Lane, and great grandson Liam Hunter Cardenas, of California and grandchildren Austin Priest and Alexandria Priest, of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife Patricia Ann Duff, his son, Lawrence David Priest and granddaughter, Holly Engel.

A celebration of life will be held at Cusimano Colonial Mortuary in Mountain View on Wednesday, February 1st at 1:00pm. The family would appreciate hearing any memories about Ben that you would like to share. He will be buried on Thursday in a private family ceremony at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben's honor can be made to Crippled Children's Society.


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