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Ruth Phillips Benziger Cahill

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Ruth Phillips Benziger Cahill passed away on April 17, 2020 in St. Augustine, FL and was joined by her husband, John H. Cahill on April 4, 2021. She leaves behind her children Sarah and David, her step children; Chloe Cahill Durant and Jonathan Burke and her adoring 6 grandchild­ren.

Ruth dedicate her life to the preservati­on of the Earth. She has touched the world with her kindness and passion for peace. Ruth grew up in Lloyd Harbor, NY with her parents Jane Murphy Miller and Adelrick Benziger Jr. She was the middle sister to Helen and Jane. She attended Georgetown Visitation Preparator­y school ‘64 and Middlebury College ‘68. Following graduation Ruth joined the Peace Corps where she volunteere­d in India. She is dearly remembered by all she worked beside at The Nature Conservanc­y.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to The Nature Conservanc­y www.Nature. org

Ruth’s ashes will be spread over Lake Champlain, on July 5th. A Celebratio­n of Life reception will follow at Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, VT from 3-5:30pm.

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