Bruce Alan Benet



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The National Kidney Foundation

Dr. Bruce Benet, 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: The link will also be available directly at the Trinity United Methodist Church website, Memorial contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation,

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7 Responses

  1. Our sorrow is not for Bruce but is for ourselves losing a faithful friend, a wonderful husband, and a devoted father. There is no doubt that Bruce now is in a better place where he enjoys the Christ who is the road, the truth, and the life. We are so blessed that we have this great hope in our lives.
    Suzeanne and family, you will be in our thought and prayer!

  2. Suzeanne, Stephen and Andrew, we are so saddened to hear of Bruce’s/your dad’s passing and send our sympathies. We’re grateful to have known him and will always remember his humble nature and innate kindness.
    The Numbers family

  3. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

  4. Bruce’s smile will not be forgotten. May his memories bring you peace. Our prayers are with the family.

  5. Suzeanne and family,
    I was so sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. He will be missed. We are thinking of you at this time.

  6. We enjoyed knowing, travelling and visiting with Bruce and Suzeanne these last 34 years. He was a dear friend and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. Dear Suzeanne, I learned the news about Bruce’s passing today. Please accept my deepest condolences. I have been thinking about you and Bruce in the past two or three years. Tried to find you in Michigan but I was unsuccessful. I have great memories from our time at UNC, Bruce will be in my mind forever. I hope that you and your three children are doing well. I reside in norther NJ, love to see you if you are in NYC area. I am so sorry that I did not write earlier.

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