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Supervisor Benoit Dies Following Pancreatic Cancer Battle


December 27, 2016

BERMUDA DUNES, Calif John J. Benoit, Riverside County Fourth District supervisor, passed away peacefully this evening at his home in Bermuda Dunes. He was 64. Benoit battled advanced pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed in November and continued to perform his duties on a reduced workload.

He is survived by his wife, Sheryl; son, Ben (wife Jaimie); daughter, Sarah; brothers Mark and Paul; and grandchildren Abrielle and Nick.

Benoit served as Riverside County Fourth District supervisor from 2009 to 2016. He was chairman of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in 2013 and 2016.

Plans for funeral services will be forthcoming.

The Desert Independent extends its heartfelt sympathies to the family and staff of Supervisor John Benoit.



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