June 1 – Happy Birthday Benji Isabel

benji2Today’s Amsterdam Birthday Celebrant was born on June 1, 1957. He was one of three sons born to Gerard “Pup” and Angela Isabel. He was a math wizard, a sports scholar, an enthusiastic veteran of Amsterdam’s softball wars, a gallant GAVAC volunteer, a highly respected letter carrier for the Amsterdam Post Office and he once hosted his own television show. Most of all Benedict “Benji” Isabel was well-liked, as well liked as any person who ever lived in this town…

My complete birthday post for Benji Isabel, will appear in the new second edition of A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam, NY Birthdays, which will be available before the 2016 Holiday season. On June 30, 2016, I will also once again begin distributing an Amsterdam, NY Birthday Blog Monthly Newsletter that will include the full birthday posts for three of the twenty-to-thirty  people whose birthdays I will recognize each month. Beni Isabel’s post will be one of those three included the June newsletter. Each newsletter will also include an Amsterdam Birthday Quiz that will test your knowledge and memory of people and events in your hometown.

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