Longtime Public Works employee, Benjamin Washok Jr., 76, died at Holy Family Hospital in Metheun, Massachusetts.
Washok had been employed by the City of Rochester for 40 years in the Public Works Department. He also worked for many years at the Rochester Fair.
“Benny was laid to rest in one of his never touched DPW uniforms that he saved for this occasion,” said Peter Nourse, Director of City Services. “He loved Rochester and DPW. To say he was revered by everyone here is an understatement. He will be greatly missed.”
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ruby (Pike) Washok, his children William Washok Sr. and wife Darlene of East Rochester, Kathleen Washok of Rochester, and Benjamin Washok III of Littleton, NH.
“Many of our staff attended his service,” Nourse continued. “The funeral procession went to the Franklin Street Cemetery. There was a parade of large DPW trucks following behind. Benny’s own truck was also in the procession.”