Benjamin Arthur Simone
March 29, 1975 – October 10, 1997
He had an uncanny ability to reach out and touch people at their soul. In sickness and sorrow he brought a calm. People of all ages flocked to him and he reached out and touched each one in his special way.
No boundaries. His curiosity never ended. He wanted to know and experience everything. Sometimes, we could not understand why he felt he needed to do some of the things he did or take all of his journeys. But, we know now, they served him well. Some people could say that Ben was robbed that he did not have a chance to live his life. But that is just not true. He did and explored more than many have done in a long life time – foreign countries, all parts of the U.S., people, cultures, music, animals. He had no prejudices. He invited everything in and if it did not come at his invitation, he went looking for it on his own. Constantly physically or spiritually hiking or climbing.
No boundaries. Sometimes we would catch Ben contemplating alone, keeping things inside. He seemed unsettled that the whole world was not giving the same 100% he was each and every day. There was not a moment he did not seize. But it was those moments of ponderance, that always got to us. It reminded us that there was a place in Ben that no one could touch or understand that was hidden far behind those wondrous charcoal eyes. A place that belonged to only God, nature and himself. We were jealous we could not follow. But Ben, he could break those boundaries.
He made life beautiful and each one of us are better because he was here. We love him, thank him and will fill that now empty place in our hearts with each beautiful memory he helped create. There are no words to describe Ben and how special he was. But we are happy that he finally has no boundaries. We love you.
Love Mom & Dad Simone and Loving Sister Dawn Figueroa
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