[nfbwatlk] Fw: [nfbpnotk] Fw: Richard Bennett

Albert Sanchez albertsanchez at suddenlink.net
Mon Mar 8 20:08:44 UTC 2010

Here is some more sad news regarding the passing of Richard Bennett, see 
below. A.S.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Albert Sanchez" <albertsanchez at suddenlink.net>
To: "nfb piano talk" <nfbpnotk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 1:57 PM
Subject: [nfbpnotk] Fw: Richard Bennett

> Fellow Federationists and division members,
> I am sorry to pass along to you the information that on February 27 2010 
> one of our founding members, Richard Bennett of Delaware passed away.
> Here, below my signature is the information as I have it. As soon as I get 
> anything further I will let you know.
> Yours in Federationism,
> Albert Sanchez, moderator
> NFBPNO Talk list
> National Association of
> Blind Piano Technicians
> a division of the
> National Federation of the Blind
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rovig, Lorraine" <LRovig at nfb.org>
> To: <albertsanchez at suddenlink.net>
> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 1:33 PM
> -----Original Message-----
> From: greater-baltimore-bounces at nfbnet.org
> [mailto:greater-baltimore-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Andrews,David
> B B (DEED)
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 3:48 PM
> To: david.andrews at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Greater-baltimore] Richard Bennett
> From: Wilson, Joanne [mailto:JWilson at nfb.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 2:00 PM
> To: Andrews, David B B (DEED)
> Subject: Richard Bennett
> It is with deep regret and sadness I wish to inform you that on February 
> 27, 2010 our colleague and friend Richard Bennett passed away in his home 
> in Wilmington, Delaware. Catherine Newman, the president of the NFB of 
> Delaware Student Division, conveys our thoughts about Richard best in the 
> message that follows.
> Joanne Wilson
> President Richard H. Bennett of Delaware passed away late Saturday
> afternoon in his home in Wilmington Delaware. The student/career
> division group and the Delaware federation family will deeply miss
> "Papa Richard". He was a kind, caring, and wise man. He was a man who
> would give the shirt off his back for his federation family or anyone
> that needed his help for that matter. Respected by all who knew him,
> Richard was truly a champion for the cause of blind independence.
> Having dreamed for years of the founding of a student division in
> Delaware, he thought of us in the student division as his own
> personal daughters and sons. Ever compassionate and always patient,
> he was willing to explain things in such a way that everyone could
> understand. He was a lamp in the darkness and a living example of
> what we all hope to become; completely free and independent blind
> people fully capable of fulfilling our dreams. His encouragement
> helped us to become stronger people, and knowing that he believed in
> us as individuals and as a division we felt there wasn't a thing we
> couldn't accomplish. The student career division promises we will
> keep his memory alive, pass on his legacy of moving mountains in
> Delaware for blind and visually impaired people for generations to come.
> Family is asking that donations be sent to National Center or the
> Maryland School for the Blind in his memory. Memorial services
> details will be provided at a later date.
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