Benjamin Francis Cubler

Published 9:16 am Saturday, June 11, 2022

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Benjamin Francis Cubler, 87, of Cortez, Florida, passed away on June 6, 2022 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He passed peacefully with his wife, son and daughter by his side.

Ben enjoyed a successful career with ARCO Oil Company, starting as a draftsman and retiring from the Executive Suite. He then started a construction company, building custom homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks for another 20 years. He retired a second time, turning the business over to his son. He then discovered the world of RV-ing! Ben and Claire made several trips to Alaska and cross-country, exploring the country and journaling their travels. When driving the big rig became too strenuous, Ben and Claire settled at Holiday Cove in Cortez, Florida where they could enjoy the RV lifestyle and travel vicariously through their friends.

Ben wore many hats. He was a loving husband, dedicated father, loyal friend, engineer, builder, executive, and servant of the Lord. He was proud to have provided a very good life for his family.  He enjoyed gardening and puttering in the yard. He loved sharing stories and the best ones were usually self-deprecating. He swapped tales with his friends at the “table of wisdom and knowledge,” where the tales got taller as the night got longer. He ate bacon with a knife and fork and never could understand how he sired three children who eat fried chicken with their fingers.

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Ben is survived by his wife, Claire; daughter, Karen Ish (Ed); son, Karl; six grand-children and two great granddaughters. His daughter Barbara Barry predeceased him.

Ben valued his friendships and enjoyed his time spent here on Earth. He loved life, his family and friends, and will be deeply missed.

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