My condolences to his friends and family.
I corresponded with Ben on numerous occasions and was well aware of his rare form of cancer. Not that any cancer is better, but his was a particularly nasty, completely body-rotting variety.
He always (with me, anyway) was upbeat and positive about it, and his kind, humble nature with others masked to many his abundant health problems.
His enthusiasm for busses and those who love them continues to be a beacon to those of us who live on to share this unique interest.
He will be much missed and remembered by many.
SALUTE, BEN! I'm better for having known you.
~(G)Q Arduously Avoiding Assimilation