Ben Hyvarinen, 75, of Huron Township and formerly Catawba Island died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010.
Ben was born March 15, 1934, in Cleveland. "Mister H," as he was known, was a lifetime boater and was a member of The Catawba Island Club, The Cleveland Yacht Club and Westlake Yacht Club. He was active in The Huron Eagles as well as Carpenters Local 1871. Ben was a member of the Red Cross Gallon Club and continued to give of himself after death as a registered organ donor.
Ben leaves behind Virginia (Biada), his wife of 53 years; daughter and son-in-law, Jenine and Richard Porter; brother, Gary (Helene, deceased); sister-in-law, Sue (Dave, deceased) Kornatowski; brothers-in-law, Charles (Ruth), George (Sharen) and Dan (Donna, deceased). He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by four sons, Robert, Steven, Richard and James.
Please join the family to celebrate Ben's life at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Catawba Island Club.
Those wishing to make a donation in Ben's name are asked to contribute to The Humane Society of Erie County.
Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.