Benjamin Fratkin, 90, of Worcester, formerly of Needham and Randolph, VT, died March 7 at the Jewish Healthcare Center. He was the widower of Nancy (Gurr) Fratkin. Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, he was the son of Israel and Mary (Sucherov) Fratkin. He graduated from the University of Manitoba and was an electrical engineer serving as a communication specialist for many years. He served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II. He is survived by two sons, William Fratkin and his wife, Jill, of Leominster and Daniel Fratkin and his loving companion, Joan MacNeill, of Litchfield, NH; two daughters, Wendy Coutu and her fiancé, David O’Malley, of Boylston and Ellen Davis of Mahwah, N.J.; a sister, Sheila Malkin of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN.