Bennett, Edward B. |
March 5, 1936 â€" December 11, 2016
Ed Bennett was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania and spent the early years of his life there and in Miami, Florida. He was educated at the Lawrenceville School and at Yale College, where he was a member of the varsity tennis team, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Wolf's Head, Mory's Association, Fence Club, the Yale Record and the ROTC. He served his country for two years of active duty in the Marine Corps and thereafter as a reservist, attaining the rank of Captain. He later attended Yale Law School and worked as an attorney in New York City. From 1969 until 1979 he led the National Bank of the Commonwealth in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
In 1977 Ed moved with his family to Santa Fe. In 1979 he organized a group of investors that won control of the First National Bank of Santa Fe. He led First National until 2005. In retirement, he enjoyed his family, backgammon, his dogs, palindromes, fine wine, travel, and the sunset view from his patio in Tesuque.
Ed leaves behind his daughter Molly Bennett and her husband Mark Nemeth, his sons Edder, Tris, and Adam Bennett, and his beloved ex-wife Blaire Bennett. Ed was a good father with a generous spirit. He had a sharp intellect and great curiosity. He was loyal to his many friends and kind to strangers. He was loved by his family beyond measure and he will be greatly missed.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 17, 2016