Kim C. Benjamin, 58, Portsmouth


Kim C. Benjamin, 58, of Cedar Avenue, Portsmouth, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Newport Hospital. He was the loving husband for 20 years of Pamela J. (Costa) Benjamin. Born in Providence, he was the devoted son of the late Margaret “Margo” (Zoragian) Benjamin.

A graduate of Hope High School in Providence and URI in Kingston, Kim was an acoustic engineer having worked at Raytheon, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and U.S. Navy NUWC Newport. He was a member of the Acoustical Society of America and the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, May 9, at 11 a.m. in Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church, 402 Broadway, Providence.

Inurnment at North Burial Ground Cemetery in Providence will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.

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