Is the death of Bro Benjamin Shields ...

Is the death of Bro Benjamin Shields Suspicious?

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JoAnn

Buffalo, NY

#1 Jan 8, 2009
Just Wondering after reading the post on Francis B Shields, does anyone think this death is suspicious? Starting to sound kind of fishy !
Andy

Angola, NY

#2 Jan 8, 2009
Does anybody in the DUNKIRK/FREDONIA area remember BRO. BEN from the 80's,could it be the same B B ??? He left the area and that's all I remember about him.
Kiwi

Buffalo, NY

#3 Jan 8, 2009
Andy wrote:
Does anybody in the DUNKIRK/FREDONIA area remember BRO. BEN from the 80's,could it be the same B B ??? He left the area and that's all I remember about him.
Andy, Are you talking about Ben Shields that used to live in Silver Creek and had his first church in Silver Creek with his wife Louise? If so, this is probably the same Brother Ben Shields. Read the Sinclairville Topix page for more info on this Sad story. Did you know the family of Mr. Shields?
Andy

Angola, NY

#4 Jan 9, 2009
KIWI , You might be right about him in Silver Creek. I'm having a hard time remembering.Does anybody know his age?.A buddy of mine in GA. knows alot about B.B. The 80's seems like a hundred years ago..........
Kiwi

Buffalo, NY

#5 Jan 9, 2009
Andy wrote:
KIWI , You might be right about him in Silver Creek. I'm having a hard time remembering.Does anybody know his age?.A buddy of mine in GA. knows alot about B.B. The 80's seems like a hundred years ago..........
Andy,
He was 77 at the time of his death in October. How does your friend in GA. know him?
Andy

Angola, NY

#6 Jan 9, 2009
Back in the 80's , my friends mother was involved with a certain BRO. BEN,that's if it's the same person.AND he did have quite a following,mostly women. I have already sent out an email to GA. As soon as I get a reply, I'll post it for you.I sorta remember him having gatherings at weird places, not like a real church but like fixed up old places that B.B. would call church.
Kiwi

Buffalo, NY

#7 Jan 9, 2009
Andy wrote:
Back in the 80's , my friends mother was involved with a certain BRO. BEN,that's if it's the same person.AND he did have quite a following,mostly women. I have already sent out an email to GA. As soon as I get a reply, I'll post it for you.I sorta remember him having gatherings at weird places, not like a real church but like fixed up old places that B.B. would call church.
Andy, this has to be the same Bro.Ben. Check out the Sinclairville NY Topix page for more details on this story, it is a lot of reading but you won't hardly believe what is going on. Ben's Friend James Fyock and Carol Olechovski (One of the woman followers) have taken over the church and have also taken Bro. Ben's personal property. It's just a big mess now since he died and has to all be worked out with the courts.
Andy

Angola, NY

#8 Jan 9, 2009
KIWI , I read it all , quite interesting ,still waiting on my GA. buddy . As soon as he emails me , I will post.
ceecee

Derby, NY

#9 Jan 9, 2009
JoAnn wrote:
Just Wondering after reading the post on Francis B Shields, does anyone think this death is suspicious? Starting to sound kind of fishy !
The children found out 3 weeks after his death from a relative in PA that he had died -- that he was out raking leaves and didn't feel well and when in the house to lie down --His girlfriend went in to check on him and found him dead in either a chair or on the couch. Unbelievable -- we, the children, thought it was all a rumor and tried to call him. No answer and his girl friend wouldn't pick up the phone. The news came from one of her relatives in PA to one of ours who notifed us. Such a small world. Someone from the church finally called and said we were to be getting a letter from our dad's attorney --we have yet to hear from him. He told us that our father woke up after midnight with chest pains. His girlfriend Carol Olehovski prayed and called "Jess" (supposedly his best friend who has now taken control of our Father's church) to pray as well. Finally, Carol must have decided to call 911 and the death certficate which she signed as his wife (he being legally married to another --but no our mother) said he died after 1:00 a.m. in the emergency room.

Makes us wonder why we heard the raking leaves story -- I'm sure he wasn't out there that late at night raking! And how much time passed before she realized the prayers weren't being answered before dialing 911 -- If they wouldn't have waited so long, maybe he would still be here.
Needless to say, we are devastated and still find it hard to believe he is gone. They had him buried as fast as they could -- no funeral service--no obituary as according to them, there was no living relatives. Within a week, were moving his belongings out of the house. Yes, it's pretty fishy! There were no pall bearers except for the workers in the Veteran's cemetary that we believe just happended to be there at the time, with only Carol and two others attending from the church which have all been involved with His church and around his ministry for about 30 years or so, and never spoke a word, and didn't shed a tear as his body was being lowered into the ground. Just did everything as quickly as possible and walked away--keeping everything a secret not only from his family, but all the others in his church who looked to him for spiritual guidance to lead them into eternity in Heaven.

There only excuse is "We abided by Benjamin's wishes" -- well, we do not believe them!!!!
Would you?
Cynthia Perez

AOL

#10 Jan 10, 2009
Andy who is your buddy from Ga? I could be his mom.
Did your buddy once live in Fredonia NY?
Andy wrote:
KIWI , I read it all , quite interesting ,still waiting on my GA. buddy . As soon as he emails me , I will post.
kiwi

Buffalo, NY

#11 Jan 10, 2009
Cynthia Perez wrote:
Andy who is your buddy from Ga? I could be his mom.
Did your buddy once live in Fredonia NY?
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Did you go to that church?
ceecee

Derby, NY

#12 Jan 11, 2009
TO ALL WHO CARE...Since Christian Outreach Ministries offered no memorial or any other recognition of Our Father, I am submitting the following in honor of him as our Dad, reflecting on the most important day of his life.........

Written by his own hand:

My Conversion
I went to work a sinner, As I had done in days gone by. Somehow this day seemed different, though I cannot tell you why. I punched my card as usual, and lingered there nearby, Waiting for the foreman who said, "You'll be working with a colored guy". I really didn't mind you see, I'd worked with him before, He'd turn down all the over time and complain of being poor. He told me all about his kids, and said they numbered nine, he'd turn down all the overtime and make them tow the line.

This day seemed different though, I paid him little heed, for somewhere deep inside of me, I began to feel a need.

Midst our work we took a break, and lit a cigarette. We flipped coins for coffee, and yours truly lost the bet. As I stood there smoking, with a troubled mind, I believe the Holy Spirit was giving me a sign. I thought about the Savior, and knew he wouldn't smoke, I knew he wouldn't swear, or tell a dirty joke. I just couldn't picture Jesus, smoking a cigarette, or walking from a bar room, taking a drunkard's step. I tramped my cigarette on the floor, and walked toward the box car door.

Inside the door I bowed my head, and these were the very words I said,
"God, I know I've been a sinner. Till now I have wasted my life and I never did anything for you. I want you to know Lord, that I'm sorry. Would you please forgive me, take away my sin? Cleanse my heart, Lord, and make me one of your own. In Jesus name I pray, Amen."

Yes, one day I went to work a sinner, to work for Henry Ford, But I came home rejoicing, for I had found the Lord.

The end.....

Before this day, home life was torment--I remember how happy mom was when he came home and told her the news of the day--This is dad I will remember and have forgiven for all the faults; and I will be ever greatful for a Christian Mother who undoubtfully played a great role in my father finding salvation so many years ago.
Cynthia Perez

AOL

#13 Jan 11, 2009
kiwi wrote:
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Did you go to that church?
for 10 years I did...I started in the one in Silver Creek until we moved to Leon...
Gwenny

Brampton, Canada

#14 Jan 14, 2009
What department is investigating this? Is someone going to do something or let it lie untill someone claims the perps took off to Texas or Florida(the areas famous excuse).
patricia

Arlington, VA

#15 Jan 14, 2009
Andy wrote:
KIWI , I read it all , quite interesting ,still waiting on my GA. buddy . As soon as he emails me , I will post.
Fyi...Yes, they're one in the same.
Gwenny

Brampton, Canada

#16 Jan 14, 2009
Thanks!
XXX

Buffalo, NY

#17 Jan 14, 2009
Gwenny wrote:
What department is investigating this? Is someone going to do something or let it lie untill someone claims the perps took off to Texas or Florida(the areas famous excuse).
Gwenny: I think you are posting on wrong "BLOG"
kiwi

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jan 14, 2009
XXX wrote:
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Gwenny: I think you are posting on wrong "BLOG"
I think she has the right blog, there are a lot of questions regarding this death and also other crimes have been committed as well. Read the Sinclairville Topix or Blairsville PA Topix for more info on this case
XXX

Buffalo, NY

#19 Jan 14, 2009
kiwi wrote:
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I think she has the right blog, there are a lot of questions regarding this death and also other crimes have been committed as well. Read the Sinclairville Topix or Blairsville PA Topix for more info on this case
Kiwi: I think Gwenney is replying to the BLOG pertaining to the "Ski Resort Murder - in 1978. Listed underneith the Benjamin Shields BLOG on the Allegany topix formum( i found their name(Gweeny) on that blog. They must of clicked the wrong one.
Orange

Altoona, PA

#20 Jan 14, 2009
This is the correct blog. As a matter of fact they have been looking at some others with similarities also. blogs.

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