Michael Bennett, 71 of Marietta, GA passed away on September 14, 2012. He was born to the late Roger and Beatrice Bennett on October 20, 1940 in Bronx, NY. He grew up in the Bronx and also lived in Mahopac, NY and New Fairfield, CT. He eventually settled in Marietta in 1981. Michael enjoyed a 30 year career with IBM working in their real estate department. He was a man with many hobbies, including coin and stamp collecting and keeping track of the teams at the University of Georgia. Some of his many interests included history (especially WWII and the Civil War) and trains. As a Boy Scout leader he was very thoughtful and caring. Michael was the type of man who would go all out for a person. He was extremely detailed and when he found something he wanted to learn about, it was all or nothing. Michael is survived by his wife of 31 years, Judy Bennett, sons, Roger Bennett (Coleen), James Bennett (fiancée Elizabeth), William Bennett, Robert Bennett and Michael Bennett, Jr (Cyndi), daughter, Susanne Peet (Gregory) and his beloved 9 grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00am at the Catholic Church of St. Ann. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winship Cancer Center, www.winshipcancer.emory.edu or to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, www.choa.org/support/childrens. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill, 1157 Old Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30068. 770-977-9485
Burial arrangements under the direction of Kennesaw Memorial Park.