Don Benz

Don Benz

Don Benz , Friends of Sapelo President from 2008-2015 passed away Sunday evening from complications of a stroke. He and his wife Jeanette were long time members of FOS. He was instrumental in the Friends becoming a 501-C3 organization. During his tenure as President he oversaw many projects including redesigning the cabana at Nanny Goat Beach, building picnic table for Sapelo Island and other community areas, redoing the ramp walkway to the pavilion and beach and building and installing guard rails for safety on Sapelo roads at waterways. He designed, built and installed a large standing map that is in use today in the Education Building on Sapelo. Don and his wife Jeanette were terrific help during the decorating of the Reynolds Mansion for the Holiday Tours. If you would like to send a card or note to Jeanette, her address is 1299 Baywood Plantation, Darien, GA 31305. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday , June 1, 2019 at the Darien United Methodist Church. Luncheon will follow after the service.