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Benjamin Vincent Duenas Flores

March 31, 1955 — April 27, 2024

San Diego, CA





(March 31, 1955 – April 27, 2024)

Benjamin Vincent Duenas Flores, better known as Ben Piti, of San Diego, CA has passed on peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the age of 69.

Ben was born in Tamuning, Guam. He lived in Sinajana, Guam until he joined the U.S. Navy after high school. In the Navy, he served in the Vietnam War, then relocated to California where he completed a full career and retired as an Avionics Electrician with the Civil Service. 

Ben loved life with an unmatched passion, a sentiment he conveyed to his family, friends, and even to the medical team that cared for him. He found delight and contentment everyday at home, where he could indulge in simple pleasures like pork chops, ice cream, fina’denne dinanche, corn tortillas, kaddon katne yan aga ni malechen niyok (or, as he called it, “food of the gods”), and savor in the comfort of familiar surroundings.

Ben's zest for life showed everyday and his face was always illuminated with his famous crooked smile. He took immense joy in fishing expeditions, cheering for his beloved 49ers, indulging in Western shows, rocking out to his favorite tunes and playing guitar, his gun collection, riding motorcycles, telling stories, and his family and friends.

Ben leaves behind a legacy of passion, strong will, and unwavering love. His unparalleled spirit will forever live on in the hearts of all who know him.

Ben's loving family includes:

Wife: Evelyn Nauta Flores (CA)

Daughter and Partner: Roslynn Marie Nauta Flores and Gabriel Z. Soto (CA)

Son, Daughter-in-Law and Grandchildren: Joel Vincent Nauta Flores, Cristina D. Flores, Liam Jacob Flores, Bryson Vincent Flores (CA)

Parents: Antonio Flores Flores (d.) and Rosalia Duenas Flores (d.) (GU)

Siblings, Spouses and Their Families:

Alfred Duenas and Olivia Ramos Flores (CA)

David Duenas and Gloria Crisostomo Flores (d.) (GU)

Jose Scott Duenas (d.) and Sylvia Santos Flores (d.) (CA)

Fe Flores (d.) and Eduardo Nicolas Duenas, Jr. (WA)

Francisco Duenas (d.) and Josephine Dydasco Flores (GU)

Matilda Flores and William Reyes Untalan (CA)

Elizabeth Flores and Peter Roy Martinez (GU)

Brothers/Sisters-in-Law and Their Families:

Alfred Babauta (d.) and Soon Nauta (WA)

Elizabeth June Nauta and Jose Medellin (d.) (TX)

Edith Nauta and Andrew Mesa (GU)

Peter and Mary Jane Nauta (GU)

Arleen Nauta (d.) and Robert Quitano (GU)

Patrick (d.) and Salome Nauta (GU)

William J. Nauta (d.) (GU)

Teresa Nauta and Jesse Cruz (GU)

Kathy Nauta and Frank Iglesias (TX)

Michael (d.) and Jayne Nauta (GU)

Esther Nauta and Paul Llanes (GU)

Paula Shoaff Flores (CA)

Ronald Purschwitz (CA)

Grandpets: Lola, Moe, Folly and Gatson Flores (CA)

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends will also miss him.

Last respects for Ben will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Viewing, Rosary, Mass (10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT)

Featheringill Mortuary

6322 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115


Committal Ceremony (2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. PDT)

Miramar National Cemetery

5795 Nobel Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

Dinner (3:30 – 5:30 p.m. PDT)

Location to be announced

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Pacific time)


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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

2:15 - 3:45 pm (Pacific time)

Miramar National Cemetery

5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

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