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February 14, 1947 - September 26, 2021
Visitation will be held 2-3pm on Saturday, October 2nd at Tharp Funeral Home of Lynchburg; service will follow immediately after at 3pm.
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Benjamin Frank Yaffe, 74, of Forest, VA passed away at home surrounded by his wife and children September 26, 2021. He was the loving husband of Rebecca Marshall Yaffe for 52 years.
Ben is also survived by his daughter, Shannon Yaffe Abatecola and husband Evan; his son, Paul Yaffe and wife Caren; three grandchildren, Benjamin Abatecola, Annabelle Yaffe and Jacob Yaffe; a brother, Kent Yaffe and wife Brenda; and uncle, Martin Morris and wife Gail Morris. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Durham Yaffe and grandmother, Mary Wiley Morris.
Ben “Benny” Yaffe was a retired pharmacist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a Hospital Corpsman. He was a graduate of E.C. Glass High School (1965) and the Medical College of Virginia. He was an avid fisherman, golfer and winemaker… he was also known to enjoy a good scotch with a nice cigar. Truly one of the kindest, compassionate people to grace this world, Ben will be remembered for his gentle nature, loving spirit, zest for life, dedication to family, and loyalty to friends. He was truly blessed to have many dear friends of more than fifty years, including H.C. Rudder, Charles Faulconer, and Robert Phillips. He will truly be missed by so many.
The family would like to thank his devoted and loving caregivers; Charmaine Bedlow, Deborah Dodson, Rosa Morris and Centra Hospice as he courageously battled Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Visitation will be held 2-3pm on Saturday, October 2nd at Tharp Funeral Home of Lynchburg; service will follow immediately after at 3pm.
Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.