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Ralph Fuller ’50 (KGCOE) retired in 1983 and is living in Pensacola, Fla. Ralph’s career was in bag making, packaging and related manufacturing with internationally known St. Regis Paper Company for 35 years. He held positions from design engineer to divisional engineering manager. He married his southern belle, Mary Beth Erickson, in January 1951 and they will soon celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They have two sons, Richard, a pharmacist, and James, a tool and die machinist; three grandchildren and a great grandchild.


Dorothy Doyle ’53 (CIAS) exhibited her pen and ink renderings at the Wheeler Opera House in partnership with the Aspen Historical Societyin September 2010. Renderings included 14 of Aspen’s magnificent buildings built in the late 1800’s. Dorothy lives in Carbondale, Colo., and would love to hear from classmates.

John Ratcliffe ’53 (GAP) and his wife, Frances Long Ratcliffe ’53 (SCB) are still showing their RIT spirit.


John Petrycki ’57 (GAP) is a Korean War veteran who served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1947-52, earning an honorable discharge. John was employed as an offset press technician at RIT in the Graphic Arts Research Department until 1965. From 1965 to 1968, he worked as an offset research manager at the American Newspaper Publishers Research Center in Easton, Pa. John moved back to his hometown of Boston, Mass., in 1968. There he accepted a position at the Lawrence Eagle Tribune as the production director and worked from 1968-96. After 27 years at the Tribune, John retired.


Rodney Vane ’59 (KGCOE) says hehas “pretty much retired.” However, he still provides technical consulting after approximately 50 years in various engineering and management positions in aerospace and reprographic fields. His future plans include counting blades of grass, traveling and spending time with family.