SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Benjamin Franklin “Benny” Lydic, Jr., 52, of Searcy, Arizona, (formerly from the area) died at 5:09 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 as the result of an accident in front of the hospital in Searcy.
Ben was born on June 3, 1967 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Louise Irene (Sowers) Lydic and the late Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Lydic, Sr.
Ben grew up in Ohio, spending time living in various places in and around the area. He then moved to the Austin, Texas. In the past two years he moved to the Searcy, Arizona area.
He was currently employed at the Searcy WalMart in the maintenance department on the night shift. He was a very loyal and helpful employee. He was a very well known and liked in the community.
His favorite restaurant was Colton’s Steak House where he met many of the locals. Benny had family here in Ohio but had developed another family in Searcy.
He will be sadly missed at Colton’s and WalMart with his kind smile and politeness to all he met.
Ben also followed his father and brothers example by serving in the (Ft. Jackson, South Carolina) U.S. Army.
He was a 1985 graduate of Liberty High School in Liberty, Ohio.
In addition to his mother of Salem, he is survived by his brother, David J. Lydic of Newton Falls, Ohio; a half-brother, James Sowers Esq. of San Francisco, California; a niece, Jacqueline Hanna Esq. Of Queens, New York; an uncle, Ervin J. Vereckey of Girard, Ohio; an aunt, Barbara L. Babik of Salem and a host of cousins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Cindy Lydic and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held on Friday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.
A time of visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service on Friday, August 16.
The Salem Honor Guard will be in charge of the rendering of honors and the services.
Arrangements were entrusted to his cousin, Bob Greenisen of the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, August 13 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.