Published on March 2nd, 2014 | by Staples Soccer


Obituary: Ben Wilder P ’84, ’86

Ben Wilder — father of Rob ’84 and Tom ’86, along with other sons Rich and Eddie — died this morning in Florida. He had battled cancer for several months.

Ben and his late wife Joan were stalwart soccer parents. They served in a variety of roles in the early years of the Westport Soccer Association, and continued their involvement as their sons starred for Staples. Rob also enjoyed a great career at Wesleyan University.

Professionally, Ben worked as a banker. But soccer — and his family — were 2 great passions.

The Staples soccer community extends its sympathy to the Wilder family.

Ben Wilder (center) surrounded by his sons Rich, Rob, Eddie and Tom.

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