Howard W. Benns, of Fort Myers, Florida and Grand Island NY, passed peacefully with his daughter Lynda at his side. Also present were his very special friends Tom, Shirley, Sal and Joan. He is survived by his grandchildren; Kimberly and Ryan Moss, his special friends Charlie Miller and Mike Yensan.
Howie was a legend to the Hydroplane Racing World. He piloted many hydroplanes among them Sudden Seven, Dinomytes and most notably Miss Budweiser from here to as far as Valleyfield, Canada and New Zealand.
A memorial service will take place April 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Kaiser Funeral Home in New York. A celebration of life will follow at The Rod and Gun Club of Grand Island, New York.