NEWBURY TWP. – Benjamin Michael Terrill, age 16, of Newbury Township, died unexpectedly on Oct. 26, 2020 in Newbury.
Born Sept. 23, 2004, in Burton, to David M. and Pamela A. (nee Belmont) Terrill, he has been a lifelong area resident.
Ben was a sophomore at West Geauga High School, an active member of the marching band, playing the tuba. He was a Life Scout, former Senior Patrol Leader and a member of Order of the Arrow of Scout Troop 99, Newbury. He attended the Boy Scout National Jamboree in Mt. Hope, W. Va., in 2019.
Ben played varsity basketball for the former Newbury High School and participated with soccer and baseball. He was an avid sports fan.
Ben attended Marine Military Academy in Texas in July 2020, where he was recognized as the “Most Improved Camper” and served as Squad Leader.
He enjoyed helping his dad at the Burton Middlefield Rotary annual Pancake breakfasts.
Ben never met a stranger, “he loved everybody and if they didn’t love him, it was their loss.” He enjoyed large gatherings and being around family and friends.
Survivors are his parents, David and Pam Terrill; sister, Emma Terrill; grandmothers, Barbara Terrill and Tandra Dolin. Ben also leaves numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, David B. Terrill.
He loved his dogs, Darby, Bailey and Bentley “Bean.”
The family received friends Nov. 1, 2020, from 2-5 p.m., at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon. Funeral service was at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Private family burial will be held at Newbury Center Cemetery, Newbury.
Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.