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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Ben Belitt were held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday, Aug. 18, 2003 with Rabbi Howard Cohen, of Congregation Beth El in Bennington, officiating.

Bearers were Nicholas Mayer, Larry Salisbury, Beau Friedlande and Charles Becker.

In attendance at the funeral service were several former faculty and staff members from Bennington College where Mr. Belitt was a professor of literature for more than 50 years. Also paying their respects to the family during the service were several members of both the Bennington Rescue Squad and the Vermont State Police.

Words of remembrance were offered by a niece and her husband, Judy and Jerry Keiser and a grand-niece, Jill Keiser. During the service, two poems that Ben had written were recited by Rabbi Cohen and his niece Judy.

Burial took place in the family lot in Hinsdillville Cemetery in North Bennington.

Mr. Belitt, a former resident of Prospect Street, North Bennington, died Aug. 17, 2003 at Crescent Manor Care Centers.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 19, 2003
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