Benjamin Fratkin, age 90, died peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Jewish Healthcare Center, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Nancy (Gurr) Fratkin, his parents, Israel and Mary (Sucherov) Fratkin, his brother David, and sister Bessie Litwack.
He is survived by two sons: William (Jill) and Daniel (Joan MacNeill); and two daughters, Wendy Coutu (fiancé, David O’Malley) and Ellen Davis; a sister, Sheila Malkin; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Ben was born on January 18, 1925, in Portage la Prairie. He graduated from the University of Manitoba and was an electrical engineer serving as a communication specialist for many years. He served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 9, at Temple Emanuel Sinai in Worcester, Massachusetts. Burial at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier, Vermont.