Photo of Mr. Ben SarracinoIn sadness, we share the news that Mr. Ben Sarracino died on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Ben faithfully served the United Methodist Federal Credit Union for 15 years.

When he spoke to congregations, the focus was not about money but rather about the big picture of bringing hope to communities through good stewardship. He lived by the three simple rules of Methodism: He did good. He tried to do no harm. And, he loved God.

He is survived by his long-time beloved soul-mate, Betty James; his children, Moses, Benjamin, Brian and Brittany Sarracino; six grandchildren; his mother M.J. Carrillo; his siblings: Lucille Sterling, Rachel Sarracino and Robin Sarracino and Val Sarracino. He was preceded in death by his father Nabor Sarracino.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 4140 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 with a reception immediately following. Guests have been asked to wear red for the services as it was Ben’s favorite color.

An Interment of Ashes will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery, 960-1044 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup, NM 87301. A reception will follow immediately at Rocky View Elementary School, 345 Basilio Drive, Gallup, NM 87301.

Condolences can be sent to The Sarracino Family, 912 N. 87th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 or by emailing them .

Memorial gifts may be mailed to The American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. Make sure Ben Sarracino is in the memo line. You can donate online.

Remembering God’s word for us, we give thanks to God who gives us the victory over death through Jesus Christ. With gratitude for the life of Mr. Ben Sarracino, please hold his family and friends in prayer at this time.

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