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Joseph "Joe" Benich, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Endowment for Dr. Joseph J. Benich, Jr.
    66 George St.
    College of Charleston School of Business
    Charleston, SC 29424

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“Dr. Benich, We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Linda & James Laird - Friend

“Benich family -Your MUSC work family and colleagues hold you in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the memories you cherish...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Steyer - Charleston, SC

“We were so sorry to hear about Joe´s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy and Bob Hammes

“Benich Family,I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Benich. I echo what Robert said. He was present at every practice and game. I think of him...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Ben Townsend - Mount Pleasant, SC

“To the Benich Family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Benich....I loved talking to him as a younger man after all of the practices and...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Ben Townsend

“Dear Benich Family,I am very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. For those of us who grew up and played soccer with JJ, he was a legend - never will we...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Hawk - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dr. Joseph Benich, MUSC Mt Pleasant Dear Dr. Benich, I am so sorry to read of your dad's passing , my condolences to your family . Dorothea Adams ,...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Dorothea Adams - SC

“Ronan, I am so sorry to hear about Joe. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. One thing is for sure, he always made life...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Clarkin - Johns Island, SC

“Dr. Benich MUSC Mount Pleasant Our deepest sympathy for your loss. "A Father's guiding hand always sits on the shoulder of his children. May your...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Diane and Cal Glazier - Other

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe who was at CofC when I arrived - so appreciated his opinions. Let him rest in peace. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: David Desplaces - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dear Roban, Kiki, and family, We are so sorry for your loss and this season of grief. We are sending love to all of you from Cleveland and hoping...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Eric Dillenbeck

“OUR PRAYERS & CONDOLENCES TO THE BENICH FAMILY. JOHN & ANNETTE SEIGNIOUS. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: ANNETTE & JOHN SEIGNIOUS - SC

“Roban and Family, Ron and I send our heartfelt condolences to you as you mourn the loss of Joe. He was one of the first faculty members I met when I...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Plunkett - Charleston, SC

“Dr. Benich MUSC Mt. Pleasant,I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May God's...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah Powell - Mt Pleasant, SC


Joseph John "Joe" Benich, Jr., Ph.D., 79, of Isle Of Palms, South Carolina, husband of Roberta "Roban" Benich entered into eternal rest Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.
Joseph was born October 14, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Joseph John Benich, Sr., and the late Marjorie Slater Benich. He was a Professor of Business at the College of Charleston, serving as the first Chair of the School of Business and Economics. He earned his Doctorate of Business Administration from Kent State University, Masters of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve, and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He was also a member of Mensa.
Joe was an avid fisherman. He remains the State of South Carolina record holder for Crevalle Jack for a 40 pound 1 ounce fish caught in 1993 with his friend Buddy Leman.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Roban of Isle of Palms, SC; son, Joseph John "JJ" Benich, III, M.D. and spouse Suzanne of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter, Kiersten "Kiki" Lofton, M.D. and spouse Trey of Columbia, SC; brother, Timothy Benich, D.M.D and wife Diane of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren, Joey, Cy, and Sophia Benich of Mt. Pleasant, SC and, Sadie, Alex, Charlotte, and Parker Lofton of Columbia, SC.
Memorials may be made to the Endowment for Dr. Joseph J. Benich, Jr. at the College of Charleston School of Business, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.