“A wonderful professor...a very sweet man. You will be missed, Ben.
“We will miss Ben greatly. He and Linda were such great neighbors to my Mom. I truly enjoyed our visits over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and all of the wonderful family.
“We'll all miss Ben immensely. He was a trusted friend for over 50 years. Watched
get attacked on TV at the Freedom Tower while covering the downfall of the Batista regime. His courage was amazing.
“Spencer, Beth and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
“Ben along with his family, Linda, Scott, Kurt, and Beth was an outstanding neighbor and friend. He was always willing to do anything to help as a neighbor and friend. Ben was a wonderful conversationalist and able to discuss with intellect any topic of conversation. He was a devoted father and husband. We will certainly miss seeing Ben walking around our neighborhood and conversing with him on so many topics. Our thoughts and prayers to Linda, Beth, Kurt and Scott and their families.
“Ben was my brother-in-law. I remember him so well as he looked on the first picture.With family members,I would sit around the table, in amazement, at his journalism stories, the amazing things he had covered that day, told so casually.
He was charm.
He was intelligence.
He was quality.
I am honoured to have known him & treasure such fond memories.
I learned from him.
I love him.
“Ben Silver was a mentor and a friend who inspired my love of journalism. He was an excellent teacher, who recognized potential in his students and encouraged them to follow their dreams.
When Ben was at ASU in the early 1980's he put me to work in the radio lab, and gave me an opportunity to teach for the first time. Today I work at the Cronkite School and am enrolled in the Ph.D. program there. Ben left a lasting impression on me, and countless other aspiring journalists.
“Ben we all will miss you and the time that we have enjoyed together.
We, your family and our grandchildren always Love You
“Hey Ben, you made a big difference in my life.
You gave me path to follow, kept me in school, got me my first job and put me together with some very wonderful guys who I still work with today.
The night I heard that you had moved on, I was working at ASU in the Cronkite building on a new TV news program with those same guys.
Ben, that's some kind of poetic.
You know I'm appreciative and thankful for all your help.
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SILVER--Ben Peabody. Award-winning CBS television news reporter and journalism professor, father to six and grandfather to eleven, died from complications of Parkinson's Disease May 2 at his home in St. Louis Park, MN. He was 85.Read More