James Edmund Bennett died Dec. 5, 2010 in Seattle. He was born July 8, 1952 in Charlottesville, Va., to Dr. Truett Vann Bennett, and Patricia Henritzy Bennett, both graduates of the University of North Carolina. His father was an accomplished musician and surgeon. His family moved from Atlanta to Hawaii in 1962. He was a dedicated and highly appreciated high school mathematics teacher who taught at schools in Fairbanks, Las Vegas, Point Hope, St. Mary's and most recently Juneau.
Bennett earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from the University of Hawaii. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School, where Bennett taught math. A scholarship fund is being created in memory of James Bennett for the benefit of Yaakoosge students. Please contact Ruth Danner at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.