Journal entry by Wendy Gorski

Today when the sun was at its highest, Ben took three last breaths and then took a step forward.  He passed in the arms of his wife and with his parents present virtually.  She left an origami crane in his hand and the doors open behind her as he flew away, free now.

At this time, if you'd like to reach out to his family, written condolences can be sent to his parents at:

Mark and Meg Schneider
1320 S. Arcadia St.
Boise, ID 83705

In lieu of flowers, we will be setting up a memorial fund in the next few days that does what Ben lived to do: get children outside, immersed in nature.  I will have details to you by Monday.  Thank you for holding this family in your hearts for these two months.
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