Obituary: Ernst August Benzien, of Fairfield

Ernst August Benzien, of Fairfield, mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, owner of Encon Inc., died Feb. 20, at home.

Born in 1940, in South Orange, N.J. to Lisette Benzien of Heilbroun, Germany, and Fritz Benzien of Berlin, Germany; U.S. Army, First Lieutenant.

Survived by his wife, Susan Newbold, his daughter, Kirsten Benzien, his son, August Benzien, their mother, Patricia Poole Benzien; a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, his sister Ilse van der Bent; his stepdaughter, Christina DeYoung and her husband, Simon DeYoung; and his stepdaughter, Brooke Smith.

Memorial contributions: Seth Johnson, Camps Newfound/ Owatonna, 4 Newfound Road, Harrison, ME 04040.

The Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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