Bennett M. Richman


Bennett M. Richman, 77, of Hayden, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Sept. 6, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Harry and Pearl Berg Richman, both of whom preceded him in death. On Jan. 25, 1963, he married Mary Whitcomb, who survives.

Ben was a graduate of Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He had been employed at the MRI Agency in Pennsylvania and the CAMA Agency in New Jersey. He was the owner of the Hayden Market and had worked for the North Vernon Plain Dealer and Sun, Modern Woodmen Insurance and CVS Pharmacy.

Ben was a member of the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, the Literacy Council, REACT group, Spencer Township Fire Department, Hayden Historical Museum and Muscatatuck Wildlife Society. He loved spending time outside, fishing, bowling and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.

Beside his wife, he is survived by his children, Philip Richman and Elizabeth “Beth” (Don) Walker; grandchildren, Heather (Jedadiah) McCrory, Zachary Farris and Sabrina and Savanna Richman; great-grandchildren, Cainen and Audren McCrory and Bridyn and Bristol Branum; brothers, Steven and Larry Richman; aunt, Florence Berg; and several nieces and nephews.

Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Keghan McCrory.

Private graveside services were conducted by Voss and Sons Funeral Service. A celebration of Ben’s life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Hayden Historical Museum’s pavilion.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Hayden Historical Museum or Muscatatuck Wildlife Society.

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