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Benjamin Paul Hirjak, 71, of Sarasota, FL, some time ago of Toronto, OH, died Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Beni was brought into the world in Hummene, Slovakia, January 4, 1950, to the late Joseph and Mary (Rujak) Herrick.

Beni moved to the USA with his family in 1968. He worked at the Weirton Steel Mill and had a body shop in Toronto. He later moved his better half and two youngsters to Florida to begin a business. Beni fabricated another home and his body and technician shop, Clark Import Autohaus, Inc.

He cherished winter sports and showed his family to ski, snowmobile and ice skate. Beni went to Lake Placid, NY in 1980 to watch the Winter Olympics. He was an eager aficionado of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Steelers. At the point when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup and John Welday carried it to Toronto, Beni made the outing back to Ohio just to contact it. Beni began his own Slovak soccer group in Florida and he played with Beasley who made it to the Olympics with the USA Soccer Team.

Beni wanted to travel. He purchased a destroyed RV and set it up to take his family the nation over from Florida to California, Mexico and even Canada. At the point when others came from Slovakia to the United States he was liberal in assisting them with great vehicle bargains.


Beni was an individual from St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sarasota and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Toronto.

Beni gives up his better half, Ludmila (Brindzova) Hirjak; his youngsters, Benjamin P. Hirjak, II of Venice, FL and Heidi A. (Patrick) Wallace of Media, PA; sister, Greta (Mark) Casto of Youngstown, OH; sibling, Stephen (Jennie) Herrick of Hammondsville, OH; grandkids, Sylvia J., Cormac S. also, Paloma N. Wallace and Josslyn H. Woodmaster; past spouse and mother of his youngsters, Marianne Volsky of Toronto.

Memorial service Liturgy with Mass will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Toronto, OH. There will be appearance in the back of the congregation from 10 AM to 11 AM. Fr. Thomas Vennitti will celebrate and internment will continue in Toronto Union Cemetery.

Courses of action for Beni are under the watchful eye of the J.E. Encourage Funeral Home in Toronto,

In lieu of roses, kindly send commemoration gifts to Tampa General Hospital Pediatric Burn Unit

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