Beloved son, brother, and uncle. Ben was born in West Covina and grew up in Folsom. He graduated from Folsom High School and UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He then went on to teach for 12 years. He was also a gifted musician and artist. He was curious, humorous and quick-witted, who loved family and friends and cared for everyone around him. He will be missed, but never forgotten.