Ben was working on his doctoral dissertation in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University. He cared deeply for others, and sharing his life with family, friends, colleagues, and clients, still finding time to create beautiful music, read voraciously, journal about philosophy and politics, rock climb with buddies, garden, bake bread, and deliver food to homeless residents of his beloved San Diego East Village neighborhood.
Ben also dearly loved Tucson and the Sonoran desert, where he experienced guidance from teachers and mentors, and cherished long-lasting friendships.
Ben’s booming voice, gentle nature, deep intellect, quick wit, joyful presence, and wise advice will be profoundly missed by so many.
In Ben’s memory, we are accepting:
Contributions to WINGS, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Please send a check or money order to: WINGS, 2929 E Camelback Rd, #122, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Donations for Ben’s professional library and urban garden non-profit organization. Please send a check or money order to: Dr. Lisa J. Palmer, 12396 World Trade Drive Suite 109 San Diego, CA 92128