by Larry Benjamin RC'66, Class Correspondent

Fred Cassaday is the latest classmate to be named a Loyal Son of Rutgers. Fred is our class vice president and an Alumni Council representative and has served as a reunion co-chairman. He is a retired plant manager for American National Can Corp., now Rexam Beverage.

Eric Krebs has created the Masterworks Theater Co., a not-for-profit producing company in New York that will present plays and musicals at reasonable ticket prices for schools, colleges and families. Eric says it “will assist in igniting the love of live theater for the next generation of theatregoers.”

Charles “Chick” Mandell writes that he and his wife have relocated from Howell to Kissimmee, Fla. He still practices law with his Lakewood firm via email, fax, phone, Skype, et al, but notes he no longer has to drive to and from court or wear a suit and tie.

We have lost three more classmates this year:

Oliver “Stan” Johnson of Arnold, Md., died Jan. 13. He majored in electrical engineering. After two years with the Army reserves, he joined the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md., where he was a long-time manager specializing in information system security solutions.

Dr. Herbert Schulten, formerly of Hickory, N.C., died Feb. 2. He served in the military as a flight surgeon with the Navy. He was a partner in Carolina Orthopedic Specialists in North Carolina.

Dr. Gordon Katske of Saratoga, Calif., also died Feb. 2. He served in the Air National Guard. He was a cardio-thoracic surgeon in the San Jose area for more than three decades.