Benjamin E. Dew, II, 69, of Metairie, Louisiana passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at East Jefferson General Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Bennie was born August 9, 1950 in New Orleans, LA. He was the son of the late Benjamin E. Dew and Anna Joyce Naquin Dew. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Eileen Burke Dew and his four children, Ben H. Dew (Wendy), Teri Dew McNeil (Darin), Collette Dew Srubar (Chris) and Brian Joseph Dew (Jeannette). He was “Paw” to seven wonderful grandchildren who were the light of his life – Cody, Kaylee, Walker, Spencer, Katie, Allie and Brianne. He was the brother to four sisters – Clara Moreau, Bonnie Desselle, Frances Pursell and Deborah Couget. And he was “Uncle Bub” to a host of nieces and nephews. Bennie graduated from Holy Cross High School in New Orleans in 1968. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
After his military service, he worked at Bell South, New Orleans and later owned and operated Prestige Telephone Service for 32 years. He was a resident of Metairie for 48 years where he raised his family and contributed to his community in whatever way was needed. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a proud American who enjoyed his family, his friends, his New Orleans Saints and Pelicans and honoring past and present military veterans. Bennie Dew was one of a kind and he will be missed by everyone who God blessed with his company. You fought like a Marine, Dad! It is now time to rest. With all the love we have to give, we ask God to welcome you into heaven with open arms. We will miss you always. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private.