George “Buck” Bernard Benbow, 71, of Ellicott City, MD passed away on April 8, 2021 at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, MD.
Buck was born in Washington, D.C. on August 3, 1949 to the late Eugene and Elizabeth “Polly” Benbow. He leaves behind his brother, Robert Benbow (Cheyenne); sons, Samuel and Daniel Benbow; and daughter, Jessica Benbow.
Buck lived in Southern Maryland for 50 years. He was employed by the Charles County Board of Education for 30 years, teaching Special Education classes at Thomas Stone High School and Lackey High School. He was Principal of the Alternative School in the mid-1980s. He was a dedicated teacher to students who often struggled the hardest in the system and he loved it when his students found their path to a successful life.
He coached high school football with a fun-loving group of fellow teachers, who descended on the house for breakfast on Sunday mornings during the fall to debrief the Saturday games. The better the teams played, the hungrier the coaches got. Championship years left area farmers depleted of eggs and bacon.
After retiring from teaching, he moved to St. Mary’s County and quaintly opened a country store where he provided coffee by the bucket to the local fisherman and hunters before 7am. He loved having his own business, and enjoyed the slower pace.
Buck will be greatly missed, remembered fondly, and forever loved by his family, friends, colleagues, and former students.
The family will receive friends at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA (211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD) on April 21, 2021 from 12PM to 3PM; A Private Family Service will be held at 3PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Buck’s memory go to St. Jude’s (https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now), or the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (https://www.firehero.org/donate/). Online condolences can be shared with the family at arehartechols.com.
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