|Excerpts from the Memorial Service Comments Book |
---He was a gentleman and a scholar
---A wonderful young man we loved dearly and will miss dearly
---It's amazing, life. Love it and live it. I'll miss Ben and what he gave
to this town and the class of 98. Best chess palyer I've known.
---Always a genuine smile, a heart felt hug. Thank you.
---Ben--thank you. You'd shit if you saw how many people are here. Later
---Always smiling, never forgotten.
---Loyal, loveable, special...perfection.
---Even as a youngster, so much heart and soul. We'll miss you , Ben.
---The world is a little emptier without Ben. His love and joy remain in us
who knew him.
---Ben was one of the best people I ever knew. I looked up to him a lot.
---Ben gives meaning to the concept of a true mensch.
---So much fun, so short a time, in God's hands, always.
---He was one of a great kind.
---A joy to know.
---A friend who made you a better person.
---You will never be forgotten.
---I feel like I've lost one of my family members. We loved you, Ben.
---He snuck me into the nuclear reactor once; it was great!
---Forever in my memories; a smile, love for friends, and happy times.
---I've never known two brothers who I fell in love with quicker. It
saddens me to think I can never witness another conversation between two
people who were each other's worlds. So much respect for both of you . And
I love you all so much.
---We feel privileged to have been able to share a few pieces of Ben's life.
He will live on in everyone's memory and may have been a catalyst for more
good than we can conceptualize. Can hardly wait to hear his heaven
---Good night, sweet prince.
---Ben is an inspiration.
---There are some people that come into this world just to live and then
there are those that are here to inspire. Thank you Ben, for the
---I'll miss you buddy.
---Never met a man with his kind of spirit.
---Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay and leave
footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. Thanks for sharing Ben
---Ben's greatest journey has just begun. I'm so happy fo him. I sorrow
for Dylan and his parents, Bob and Michele. Ben was an inspiration for me
and I am proud to have known him.
---The only reason I passed my 3rd chem class.
---You most likely have all of heaven laughing with your "Eder Ways."
---What a sweet, fun spirit.
---I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone.
---You were the best, Ben. It's rare to have met such a warm, affable and
generous soul as yourself. I'll miss you very much.
---I had amazing realizations in the presence of Ben.
---What a time Ben had while he was here!
---Ben, a TEAM member. We will always love him.
---First grade--senior in college. God, we will all miss him.
---Simply the best.
---To life! Ben, he was a grand chap!
---Thank you for giving me the chance to be blessed with your family.
---True, genuine quality is left to us...and lives on forever.
---Our journey continues. Ben comes along--ever present.
---Eternal optimist! Thanks, Ben !
---Ben, you were always part of everything.
---A twinkle in his eye--strength with tenderness--the perfect combo---
---Ben lit up our home and our lives.
---Our greatest blessings are never with us long enough.
---I don't know how to begin.
---Ben was a true gentleman.
---We appreciate his being a big brother to Leah.
---Joy to have in the classroom.
---He was a God among men. It feels as though one day we'll all wake up and
he'll be there unchanged by time.
--Our August party friend. He added a happy magic and we all enjoyed him.
---He enriched all the lives he touched--and still does. Feel the love!