MR. JOSEPH BENEZRA by Ileen Basch Vance ('67)Joseph taught Spanish at MHS for ten years, when he left us for Inglewood High (boooo, hissssss), where he was the Head of the Language Department. Then, he taught at a private school for a short time but decided he needed to enjoy life, so he retired. He lives in Marina Del Rey with his wife of sixty-three years (in 2010), Roz. He has a son and two daughters, and beautiful and accomplished grandchildren. They have taken a family cruise together to share old memories and make new ones. He keeps in touch with Mr. Woodson and has visited Judy and Don in South Carolina. He remembered one student at MHS who complained to his parents that Mr. Benezra had given him a "D." Mr. B said, "No, son, I didn't give you a 'D', you earned it!" Joseph is happy to be on the website and would love to hear from any former students or faculty. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benezra both attended the July 19th, 2008 Mane Event and were the very first to financially support the Morningside High Monarchs Alumni Association. Joseph passed away December 21, 2015.