Sunday, December 8, 2013
Ben Tindall--Brilliant Man and Much Loved "Internet Cousin"
John Benton Tindall - SAVANNAH - John Benton Tindall, Jr., 81, died on December 5th, 2013. Ben was the son of John Benton Tindall of Water Valley, Mississippi, and Anna Karin Andersen Tindall of Northport, New York. He departed life from his adopted home of Savannah, Georgia, where he retired to Skidaway Island with his wife, Becca. Ben was a proud graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, class of 1956, and honorably served his country for 2 2 years. He has always been an integral part of the Long Grey Line and will continue to be throughout eternity. He was a pilot and a professor of Mathematics at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received his Master's Degree in Mathematics at the University of Utah and his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Operations Research in 1972. Upon retiring from the military in 1977, Ben continued to contribute to advanced technologies with RCA, ITT, and ARS of Arlington, Virginia. Ben was also an accomplished artist in the making of Tiffany style lamps and produced a large collection. He had a passion for his family and their genealogical roots. Ben is survived by his beloved wife, Becca, their three children and their spouses: Erica Rollings (Robert); John Benton Tindall III (Cindy); and Paul Tindall (Josie). His wonderful grandchildren are Henry Rollings and Jackson Rollings of Savannah and Bergen Tindall and Dana Tindall of Durham, Pennsylvania. Services for Ben will be private. If desired, please donate to the American Diabetes Association or the West Point Association of Graduates, 698 Mills Road, West Point, NY 10996. .
Savannah Morning News on Dec. 8, 2013
Photograph: Ben, Becca, Heddy, Hershel-- 2007
This last half year I accumulated many great stories I will never get to tell him. I'll miss him the rest of my life.