Bruce-Benet-Obituary

Dr. Bruce Benet

Grand Rapids, Michigan

1958 - 2020

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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National Kidney Foundation

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Benet, Dr. Bruce 9/16/1958 - 7/27/2020 Cascade Age 61 of Cascade, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lona & Philip Benet. Bruce is survived by his wife of 34 years, Suzeanne; his children, Stephen & Andrew; father & mother-in-law, Marcelline & Hubert Barry; brothers, John (Gerard Lancaster) Benet, David (Caroline Counsel) Benet; several brothers & sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Bruce graduated from Cornell University, where he received a degree in Economics. He also was on the Cornell basketball team, the golf team, and was in the Navy ROTC program. He went on to get a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bruce had a successful career as a finance professor, and was a dedicated teacher and scholar. Over the span of his career, he served on the faculty at DePaul University, Seton Hall University, Michigan State University, Notre Dame University, Central Michigan University, and most recently the University of Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). Bruce loved playing golf, traveling with his family, visiting museums (especially museums of impressionist paintings), playing disc golf with his family, and cheering on his beloved UNC Tar Heels. He was a quiet person, but was so generous with his love and his time with family and friends. His last act of generosity was donating everything to Life of Michigan that they could use, to help strangers improve their quality of life. Because of COVID, a private family service will take place at 4:00pm Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Trinity United Methodist Church, which will be live streamed. Family and friends are welcome to view the service at the following link: https://youtu.be/sgJitGlBniM. The link will also be available directly at the Trinity United Methodist Church website, http://www.grtumc.org/. Memorial contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, https://www.kidney.org/


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