Benjamin Patrick Intres, 30, of Cocoa, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Ben was born on June 24, 1987, in Panama City, Panama, to mother Cynthia (Cole) Brown and father Charles Intres. He is survived by his daughter, Izabella, brother William Intres, step-father William Brown, step-brothers Anthony Brown, Gage Brown, Jacob Brown, step-mother Jenny Intres, step-brothers Lucas McClure and Caleb McClure, step-sisters Shelly McClure and Tori Davies, grandmother Catherine Wehrli, step-grandmother Colleen Brown, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ben was predeceased by his grandparents, Jean and Ruth Intres and Albert Wehrli.
Ben was renowned for his award-winning personality and his ability to make everyone smile. He never lacked the ability to astound a whole crowd. During his years on this earth, Ben did a lot of good by raising his daughter four years into her life and always being supportive and loving to his near and distant family. He had a way of bringing light to so many situations and always finding positivity when no one else could. Ben’s laughter shook a room like an earthquake. He was one of the only people in the world who could see the best in every person he came into contact with, and he never lost faith in the ones he loved. Throughout his life, Ben always spread joy and happiness everywhere he went and he never lacked the ability to make everyone smile. Since a young boy, he had an interest in music and as he aged, his interest grew deeper. Music eventually became incorporated to every part of his life. Morals were very strong in Ben’s life; the importance of family and honesty were two things he held dear to him along with the unconditional love he shared with his daughter Izabella. He found peace at the beach and the warmer weather that southern Florida offers, and often took his dog, Peyton, along with him during his beach trips. Ben had a talent where he could describe standing on the beach in greater detail than most, and made it seem like paradise. He found it sacred and a personal place where he could gather all of his thoughts. Ben had a heart of gold and a personality that couldn’t be matched. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral, Norwich, NY, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. the family offers time for those attending to share memories of Ben.
Contributions in Ben’s memory may be made by check payable to: Izabella Intres. A scholarship fund for Izabella is being established at NBT Bank where all such contributions will be forwarded by the funeral home when the account is opened. Please forward contributions to: Wilson Funeral Home, Isabella Scholarship Fund, 68 S. Broad St., Norwich, NY 13815.