The memorial organizer requested donations in honor of Mark C Benz


Memorial Fund (Scholarship, Dedication, etc.).

To honor and sustain Mark’s love of philosophy we are setting up a scholarship fund at Brown University. The fund will pay for summer internships in the Philosophy Department. Mark himself benefitted from such an internship but he had to compete university-wide for it. There is no existing fund dedicated to supporting students in Philosophy, so this will be of substantial benefit to the academic discipline with which Mark most closely identified. The Fund also aptly recalls Mark’s great generosity of mind and spirit toward his fellow students. PLEASE SELECT OTHER OPTION FOR FEE CONNECTED TO THIS SITE BEFORE PROCESSING ANY DONATIONS.

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Harley and Suzanne Benz

Mark C Benz

September 09, 1993 - February 14, 2020

We created this GatheringUs memorial site to help celebrate the life of Mark Connelly Benz. Collecting and sharing your stories and memories here will offer all of us some comfort. As we plan the memorial service in Golden we will post invitations here. Please remember to RSVP to help us plan the service. We...  see more

Mark Benz (1993-2020)   Mark Benz, a kind and brilliant young scholar with an original mind, died unexpectedly in his New York City apartment on Friday, February 14th. He was 26.   At the time of his death, Mark had been an MA/MSc student in International and World History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics, working on a thesis on the American sociologist Talcott Parsons.   Mark's intellectual interests...  see more
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  • Katie Foster
    Mark and I went to St. Bernadette's in Lakewood together. Many years later, as a grad student at Brown, I was shocked to run into him at a protest march in Providence. I recognized him immediately. Turned out, Mark lived around the corner from me. We'd...  more
  • Mica Hartman
    Mark was very special and will always remain so on the impact he had on my life. That we grew up climbing together than by happenstance reconnected in Portland was quite exciting. I could recognize him and his crooked smile anywhere, and it especially...  more
  • Mary and Pat Collins
    Mark was a very dear friend to our daughter Cara. They met at Mullen high school and remained constant friends. He would show up at our front door with a big smile. We enjoyed our conversations...he was interested in us beyond politeness. ...  more
  • Lori Temanson
    Tim and I are sincerely sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
  • Nancy House
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
  • Paulette Valdez
    Amazing child that grew into an amazing young man... I remember the countless days he spent at our house with our two sons Brandon and Kyle. How we were all so blessed to have such a guest whom filled our house with wit, spontaneity, and happiness. We...  more
  • Harley and Suzanne  Benz
    With Mom and Revy
  • William Stults
    Mark on a freight train from Portland up the Columbia River Gorge.
  • William Stults
    Diving off a Rock outside of Golden. He was always up for jumping in freezing cold water when it was hot out.
  • William Stults
    A polaroid picture of Mark on Mt Evans 10 years ago.
  • William Stults
    Mark with his friend Sophie in The Sand Dunes. He loved to take people he met at school from the east coast on crazy Colorado adventures.
  • William Stults
    Looking at the eclipse in Kansas.
  • Robert Maher
    Robert Maher added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mark C Benz:
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    June 28th,2003
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  • Susan Saarinen
    When Davis was in school, but Mark was still hanging out with Suzie, Suzie would often come over to help me in the office. My office is always filled with curiosities and Mark liked to explore what treasures I had hiding behind this or that. I had too...  more