Brian Bennoch, R.I.P.

I don’t know how he died or when exactly, but I learned last night he no longer cheers the Drury campus with his presence.

He was a campus janitor.  He cleaned Turner Hall during the year I lived in that building.  I had become acquainted with him before I moved into Turner and remained friends with him after I moved out.  There are probably very few former Drury students, staff, or faculty without fond recollections of friendship with Brian.

He was a smart guy and was always eager to cheer me up with a bit of chit chat and encouragement.

He made the dorm I lived in feel a whole lot more like a home.

I think of him every time I listen to Van Morrison who he taught me to admire.

This one, this time is for Brian:

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