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In Memoriam: A.P. Benjamin Dirden II

Ben Dirden

Brewer Academy Families,

On Monday, August 15, 2022, our school family suffered a great loss. We lost a hero in our assistant principal, Benjamin Dirden. He was a hard and dedicated leader and we will all miss him.

Mr. Dirden was so excited when he joined us in August 2018 as our assistant principal. He was a 20-year educator with Detroit Public Schools Community District. He taught at Redford, Mumford, and Communication Media Arts High Schools.  He was a proud DPSCD graduate and it was his hope that we could achieve our educational goals through a commitment to hard work and teamwork!

We send our prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. We understand his passing will be difficult to process for our students, staff, and families. Counselors are available at this time and will continue to assist us through this loss. If you need assistance, please contact our school at 313-866-2070. 

Memorial Services

Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Location: Clora Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48228

​​​​​​​Funeral Service:
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Family Hour: 10 am
Funeral: 11 am
Location: Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 113-123 Wesson St., Pontiac, MI 48341

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the O.M.E.G.A. Academy.

Please share your memories of A.P. Dirden in the comments below.

Principal Wood