Benjamin ‘Ben’ Cintron

Benjamin “Ben” Cintron of Waukesha died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, after a courageous battle with glioblastoma multiforme at the age of 61.

Ben worked for 12 years at Midwest Finishing and 10 years at Rembrant Commercial Cleaning. Ben enjoyed singing, playing the guitar, exercising and had a special love for animals and supported the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS). He had a kind heart and always helped everyone, especially the poor and homeless of Waukesha.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Samantha (nee Brahm) of Waukesha; his son: Luis A. Escalante of Florida and his children, Yarymar, Xamarie and Yalethxa; his daughters: Denise Cintron and her children, Yazel and Yarialis; and Lillian Cintron and her son, Jomar; Samantha’s son and Ben’s fishing buddy, Joshua Kass; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lee and Diane Brahm of Pewaukee; and his siblings, Flora (the late Benjamin) Rivera of New Jersey and her children, Angel Luis Cintron of Puerto Rico and his children, Carmen M. (Junior) Rodriguez of New Jersey and their children, Gladys, George, Alfredo and Maria, Angel Manuel of Puerto Rico, and his child, Mercedes Rosario of New Jersey and her children, Wilfredo Rosario of New Jersey and her children, Luz Maria Rosario of New Jersey and her children, Nelida Diaz of Delaware and her children, Jose Rosario of Delaware and Demesio Rosario of Puerto Rico. He is further survived by his best friends, Martin “Nito” Moran and Armando Seda; his parents that helped raise him, Felipe Torrez and Olga Rosado; his “sister,” Virgen M. Rivera; favorite uncle, Cecilio Cintron “Chilo” of Puerto Rico; and his four-legged companions, Huberto “Floyd” Hernandez, Fiona “FiFi” and Gizmo “Nemo.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruperto Cintron and Margarita Andino, and his brother, Ismael Rosario.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Wisconsin Rehabilitation Hospital and Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice for all their care and compassion. Also a special thank you to everyone at Homes for Independent Living for your support. Lastly, the family wishes to extend their appreciation to Lee and Diane Brahm for their care and assistance during Ben’s journey.

Burial will be held in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Memorials donations may be made to the family and sent to Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
– John 3:16