Ronald A. Benner, 56, died Jan. 21, 2010, at Maine General Hospital in Augusta.

He was born Oct. 25, 1953, in Rockland, a son of Ronald L. and Faye Austin Benner.

A very intelligent man, he graduated with honors in 1972 from Medomak Valley High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Westfield State College in Massachusetts in 1992. He was a Vietnam veteran having military service in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years followed later by two years in the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Enterprise CVN 65. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan who followed their games closely. He knew all the players, positions and standings throughout the seasons. He enjoyed traveling and was a very gifted, caring and humorous person to those who knew him.

He worked at the Bulk Mail Center in California after his military service and transferred a few years later to the Bulk Mail Center in Springfield, Mass., where he was a supervisor until he retired. After he retired he moved to Maine to be near his family.

He was predeceased by his mother, Faye Austin Benner in 1965, and his brother, Steven M. Benner in 1989.

He is survived by his father, Ronald L. Benner and his wife, Anita, of Union; his brothers, Daniel I. Benner of Montgomery, Ala., and Randal O. Benner of Old Orchard Beach; his sisters, Deborah L. Walker of Waldoboro, Theresa M. Cousins of Deer Isle and Melissa A. Mason and her husband, Mark, of Union; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family service will be held.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waldoboro.