Just learned of Ken's passing yesterday from my sister. He lured me into drama (The Tinder Box) as a freshman in 1958 teaching became something of a role model for the rest of my life. He demonstrated a passion for excellence that has continued to inspire me all my life. Our high school musicals were memorable: Mikado, Damn Yankees, Where's Charley, punctuated by summer productions in the "Early Riverside" era: Pinafore, My Fair Lady, The Music man. These productions filled my life for four years, and gave me, a practicing physicist, a lifelong interest in the performing arts. Thank you, Ken.