Benjamin B. Whitcomb III ’71 died on April 23, 2021, in Kingston, New York
(The following was published in The Daily Freeman on April 26, 2021)
KINGSTON- Benjamin B. Whitcomb, III, 72, passed away after a long illness on Friday, April 23, 2021. His family is grateful for the excellent care he received at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was a son of the late Benjamin and Margaret Pike Whitcomb. Benjamin is survived by his wife, Lisa Whitcomb; two daughters, Rose and Maria Whitcomb; his brother, Stuart (Una) Whitcomb; two sisters, Katherine (Paul) Dudzinski and Judith Whitcomb, and several loving nieces and nephews. He graduated from the Loomis School, then studied art history and architecture at Bowdoin College, ’71. Benjie was an accomplished sailor all his life, and was captain of the schooner Harvey Gamage, and in 1994 he was relief captain of the sloop Clearwater. He worked as a craftsman in his business, Captain’s Carpentry, was a devoted “Band Dad” for the Kingston High School Tiger Band and used his skills to design and assemble the stage for Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. He knew every mountain in the Catskill Mountain range, he loved to study maps, ski, hike, and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. He made Ulster County his home.