by Larry Benjamin RC'66, Class Correspondent

Terry Slater retired after a 30-year career with the United Nations. His last position was as director of human resources services for the World Health Organization. He splits his time now between West Palm Beach, Fla., and Geneva, Switzerland. Terry’s post-RU essay is among dozens in “Our Story … Then and Now … in Our Own Words,” a book of class history, memories and profiles compiled by class historian Hal Shill and me for our 50th Reunion. A full report about the reunion and the book will be part of the Class Column in the next Rutgers Magazine.

Our classmate
Jack Jacobs was among the 13 people inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame last November. Jack was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his valor in Vietnam. He is now an on-air analyst for MSNBC. Among others honored were Jon Stewart and Derek Jeter.

Tom Sitzmann has retired after a 35-year career with Goulston & Storrs, a Boston law firm. He specialized in trusts and estates. He has relocated to Yarmouth, Maine. Among his retirement activities: taking cello lessons.

I regret to report the deaths of four classmates.

David Carson died June 27, 2015, in Denville. He was an office manager for AT&T for 25 years before retiring. He then volunteered doing tax work for several nonprofit organizations.

Ted Palo of Seattle died Sept. 1, 2015. He was a physician in the Seattle area, first in family practice and later in obstetrics and gynecology. He always found time to work in rural communities in Washington and Alaska as well as immigrant communities. He loved jazz and soul music. He also sailed the British Columbia coast and in the Caribbean and took many backpacking trips throughout the Pacific Northwest

Stephen Cross died Oct. 11, 2015, in Houston. After service with the Army in Vietnam, Steve had a long career in finance, first in insurance sales and then as a financial adviser. He and his wife Julie shared their love of sports and enjoyed worldwide travel. Julie wrote to us that Steve “so looked forward to the 50th reunion.” Robert John Meyer died Nov. 2, 2015. He lived in Westfield and was a teacher in the Roselle school district.