COSHOCTON -- Benjamin A. Tufford, 64, of Newcomerstown, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia.

He was born Tuesday, March 23, 1948.

He was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School and retired from AK Steel in Cochocton.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 1337 and the Elks Lodge 1555 of Newcomerstown.

He is survived by his extended family, Karen Westhafer, Rich Babcock, Tom and Jenny Thompson, Vern and Belinda Marlatt, Russ and Kathy Ashkettle, Adam and Alexus Westhafer.

Memorial services will be Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Coshocton Lake Park baseball field.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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