Bruce G. Bentley, 68, formerly of Beverly, died July 27.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 15, at 10:15 a.m., in the chapel at St. Mary Cemetery. His remains are in the process of being shipped to Chicago from his adopted homeland of Cebu, Philippines.
He is survived by his siblings, Joan (Neal) Curtin, Richard (Caryn), Peter, Barbara, Christine (Avi Yarkony), William (Noreen) and Patricia (Herb) Hegel; four nieces; 14 nephews; two grand-nieces; seven grand-nephews; and a multitude of lifelong friends from around the globe.
Bentley earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois Chicago, and he worked for 22 years with emotionally and behaviorally troubled youths. He moved to the Philippines almost 25 years ago but always returned home every year to spend time with his family and friends.