Richard O. Benoit

10 October, 19689 April, 2021

Richard O. Benoit, age 52, of Bonita, California passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021. Richard was born October 10, 1968.

A "celebration of life" for Richard will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Glen Abbey Chapel of the Roses, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, California 91902.

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  • "Celebration of Life"

    Saturday, 22 May , 2021


Richard O. Benoit

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Nick P

18 June 2021

I worked with Rich at Boeing in early 2000s. He was part of the corporate management training program that was set up to help identify future leaders. They patterned it after GE. I was an internal auditor and Rich worked with us for 2 years to experience audits and financial processes. He had boundless energy and could identify solutions quickly. We shared having had lived in San Diego and surfing as part of our younger days. I especially marveled at how quickly he could win people over, he had that rare ability to make you feel you had his attention and he listened.
He looked you in the eyes and kept his focus on you. Again a rare talent. Like many others did, I considered him a friend and someone that would get up in the middle of the night to help or bail you out
I followed his career after I left Boeing in 2003 and knew he would succeed.
Note - of the initial class of management trainees of 20 or so, he was the first one to get a management job, program manager in St Louis. Not a surprise.
He will be missed and I am sad to hear the news.
Nick Pieti

Danielle Festa

24 May 2021

He was a bright light for all and will be sorely missed! My heart is with you all!

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