Benjamin "Ben" T. Wright, 57, departed this life on Feb. 20, 2013. He was born in Baltimore, MD on Dec. 18, 1955 and was a Peninsula resident most of his life.
After serving six years in the Air Force, Ben went on to receive his accounting degree from Old Dominion University in 1984. He was employed as an auditor or examiner at a wide range of businesses, including Crestar Bank, Scott and Stringfellow, and the Federal Reserve.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew S. Wright, Jr. Ben is survived by his mother Dorothy, sisters Deborah Effemey (Gary) and Judy Lyver, and a brother, Henry (Lori). Ben is also survived by his nephews John and Tom Lyver, and niece Lacey Wright.
A graveside service was held Monday at Williamsburg Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Williamsburg Faith in Action.