by Larry Benjamin RC'66, Class Correspondent

It’s a little more than a year away from our 50
th Reunion, a special weekend for our very special class. Ken Johnson is chairman of our Reunion Planning Committee and will update classmates on the event as our plans develop.

Rob Chenaux hopes to join classmates for our 50th from his new home in Naples, Fla. He retired in 2004 after 30 years with Loblaw Companies in Toronto, the last 15 years as president of Loblaw Brands. He then established a food and wine consulting business with clients in the Napa Valley of California plus France, Switzerland and Chile. He still swims (as he did for RU), plays golf and tennis, cooks and grows orchids.

Steve Weiner retired in 2012 after 19 years at Battelle’s Washington office working for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He now works part time on what he calls his late-career specialty: hydrogen and fuel cell safety. That affords enough time for Steve to pursue his passion for Washington Nationals baseball.

We have lost four more classmates.
John Hanks of Rumson, who earned his RU engineering degree in city and regional planning, died Aug. 9. He went on to Rutgers Law School and became a founding faculty member of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. His long service to New York included serving as director of franchises, overseeing the growth of the cable industry in the late 1980s, and as special master overseeing the financing, design and construction of two sewage treatment plants.

Glenn Miller of Princeton Junction died Aug. 1. He retired 10 years ago after a long career in advertising with BBDO in New York, where he was an executive vice president and chief copywriter. He was a member of Theta Chi on campus and graduated from Dickinson School of Law.

Robert Petrella of Long Branch died Aug. 4. He was vice president of sales at Institutional Research Sales in New York. He received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for valor during his service with the Marines in Vietnam. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha at RU.

Thomas Hale of Frankford Township died May 27. He was a credit manager for Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick and Church & Dwight in Princeton before retiring in 2001.