Pensioners Index

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RITCHIE, John (1932-1978) was born on 5 May 1932 at Islington, London, and died on 3 May 1978 following a road accident in Crawley, Sussex, aged 45 years. His parents died when he was young and at the age of 18 was conscripted to do his National Service serving in Egypt and the Canal Zone. When he was demobilised he trained as a plumber and in March 1957 married Joyce Symms (in Islington) and they had three children: Leigh, Barry and #. John then studied 'The Knowledge' and became a London Taxi Driver, a job he kept for about 17 years. He qualified to drive heavy goods vehicles and obtained a job with Charrington's Fuel Transport for approximately 12 months. In Dec 1971 the family moved to Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. In July 1974 John Ritchie joined Lyons Bakery as a long distant lorry driver operating from the Greenford, South Site. At 4 a.m. on 3 May 1978, and in poor visibility, his vehicle was involved in an accident at the Hazelwide Avenue roundabout, Crawley;. it turned over spilling the content over a wide area. John Ritchie died instantly. He was buried on 10 May 1978 at St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon. John enjoyed car mechanics and DIY and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was not a member of the Lyons Pension Fund.



ROCK, Stanley (1936-1993) was Donut Corporation of America's (DCA) Vice President International. He died at his home in Fort Lee, New Jersey, at the age of 57. Stan Rock was responsible for DCA's Far East and Australian operation and was chief operating officer of its bakery division. He joined DCA after graduating from New York University and went on to patent Shugar-white a sugar white that sticks to warm doughnuts without melting. He was survived by his wife Bernice and two sons (Craig and Neil), his sister, Barbara and parents Mae and Benjamin Rock.