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Obituaries » James M. Benda

James Michael Benda, 61, of Catlett, passed away on August 7, 2019 with his family at his side.

“Jimbo,” as he was known by his close friends, was an Army brat born, in Okinawa, Japan, on December 1, 1957, to Ronald and Delores Benda.

He moved around the world with his family to places like Frankfurt, Germany, and Bangkok, Thailand, before returning to the U.S., where his family moved to Chicago, before their final transfer to Vint Hill Farms Station Army base near Warrenton. He graduated from Fauquier High School, where he played basketball and football.

Always a great bowler, he held the distinction of bowling two perfect 300-point games. Following his father, Jim joined the Army National Guard in the 1980s, then went on to work as a Class-A commercial truck driver with companies such as Coca-Cola, Eagle Freight and Montgomery Ward before joining the Fairfax County Transportation Department.

Jim is survived by his mother Delores, daughters Krystal, Jennifer (Rob Rowe) and Heather, son Sean, brothers John (Beverley) and Joseph (Susan), grandchildren Brayden and Aubrie, and many nephews and nieces.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 16, at Bright View Cemetery, 8265 Lunsford Road, Warrenton. Immediately following the service, a celebration of life reception will be held at the Black Horse Inn, 8393 Meetze Road, Warrenton.

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