Town Square

Post a New Topic

Classmates stunned by loss of vivacious Paly graduate

Original post made on May 18, 2012

Hundreds gathered Saturday to remember the life of Emily Benatar, a creative and accomplished 2011 Palo Alto High School graduate who died May 9 in St. Louis, where she had been a first-year student at Washington University.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 18, 2012, 9:05 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Arun Sastry, a resident of College Terrace
on May 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. Outliving a child is the worst thing any parent has to endure. I used to see Emily at Escondido, since my daughter was also in the same school (and grade).

I can't offer much to the family, except my deepest condolences, and the hope that God gives them strength to overcome their grief.


Posted by Bruce, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

My deepest condolences to the entire Benatar family. Emily sounds like one of those kinds of people whose presence alone brought joy to those around her.


Posted by Mike W, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

RIP.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 2,214 views

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,940 views

It's the End of the World as We Know It: "Snowpiercer"
By Anita Felicelli | 1 comment | 1,481 views

Why is doing nothing so difficult?
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 961 views

Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 118 views