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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.

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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.

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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.

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