Michael John VanBenschoten of Goshen, N.Y., dies at age 30


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Michael John VanBenschoten of Goshen, N.Y., passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. He was 30.

Son of Patricia Tomaszewski Price and John VanBenschoten, he was born on March 31, 1987, in Middletown, N.Y.

Mike loved spending every possible second with his children and family. He also enjoyed nice cars, going to car shows, and cruising his bright orange Camaro through Harriman State Park. He also loved sports such as basketball and football, played golf, and even coached Carl's basketball team.

Survivors include his parents, Patricia Price and Scott Jansen; girlfriend, Arianna Schares and her son, Carl; son, Michael VanBenschoten Jr.; daughter, Makenzee VanBenschoten; sister, Kristal Ward and her husband, Mark, along with their children, Melanie and Bailey; sister, Katelyn VanBenschoten and her son, Shawn; maternal grandmother, Mary Tomaszewski; step-brothers, Shane and Evan Jansen; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, and very close friends.

Visitation was held Jan. 31 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home in Florida, N.Y. A funeral mass was held Feb. 1 at St. Joseph Church, Florida, N.Y.

Cremation was to be held privately.

Memorial contributions may be made to Patricia Price to be put in Michael and Makenzee's 529 college savings funds.
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