Benjamin passed comfortably and peacefully on May 26, 2019 in Sugar Land, Texas after valiantly and bravely battling through multiple health complications. He was 89 years old.
Benjamin was born in August, 1929 in Cuba. He immigrated to the United States in 1966 where he settled in Houston, Texas with his wife Ana, son Moses, and daughter Violet. He established himself as a prominent business man, creating Benjamin Home Furniture, and most famously being known for the line “Y recurde que yo te doy credito.” After almost four successful decades in the furniture business he retired in the early 2000’s, but he still continued to accompany his daughter in visiting clients, further leaving his mark on an industry that allowed him to flourish in this country.
Throughout his time in Houston he was an incredible role model for anyone who knew him, dedicating his time and efforts to providing for his family, continuously growing the family business, and ensuring a comfortable life for his family. He was a devoted husband for 55 years, and loved the family that he built here in the United States. He never forgot about those that could not leave Cuba, sending as much as he possibly could back home. Benjamin was always one to enjoy his leisure time, spending it the way any Cuban would dream of, playing dominoes, poker, eating, dancing, and being surrounded by those he loved most.
He was preceded by His father Mordu Varon, mother Zumbul Yojay, and sister Esther Bosakewich. He is survived by his son Moses Varon, his daughter Violet Cairnes, grandchildren Jackie Foncerrada, Michelle Varon, Benjamin Cairnes, Michael Cairnes, and Nicole Cairnes, and great grandchildren Lorena Foncerrada and Andres Foncerrada