It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Benjamin Piatt, a loving father, grandfather and friend to many.
Benjamin Piatt passed on Friday October 23, 2020. He was born to the late James and Marie Piatt on March 20, 1935 in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania. Ben was one of five siblings, James, Richard, Wayne (his twin) and Joyce.
Ben was predeceased by his brothers James and Richard, wife Elaine and son Dane. Ben is survived by his sons Darrell (Kelly) and Darrin (Donna), seven grandchildren (Kari Lawson, Genevieve Piatt, Devin Piatt, Carmen McIntyre, Rachel Giesler, Taylor Piatt, and Alex Piatt), and six great grandchildren.
Ben’s family moved to District Heights, Maryland, where he attended Suitland High School. Ben married Elaine, the love of his life. They had three children – Darrell, Dane and Darrin. The family moved to Oxon Hill, Maryland and then to Accokeek, Maryland where Ben enjoyed boating, fishing, riding his motorcycle and tinkering in his garage.
Ben worked for National Airlines in the 1960’s. After that, he joined the Marriott Corporation at their Fairfield Farms facility where he maintained equipment and managed their maintenance team.
After retiring, Ben enjoyed many years in Accokeek and spent most of his time trekking around the area enjoying the Potomac River and its tributaries. While doing so, he encountered many friends along the way.
Ben spent the last few years in Hockessin, DE, making special memories with his great granddaughter Rylee, who will greatly miss her Papa Ben.