Last week a long time colleague and close friend of 44 years passed away. Attending his funeral this past Saturday, I was honored to not only stand in as a pallbearer (thanks to one of his family giving up his place of that honor), but also given time to share a special testimony of Mario memories. Mario DiBenedetto was a mentor to many and a very close friend to a special few of us.

On behalf of those who live too distant to have been able to attend, I offer the following recording of a sharing on behalf of all of us on Youtube at