I am reporting the death, on April 20, 2020, of one of my oldest friends, John Benjamin, ’49. “Oldest” because, when the two of us found ourselves, together, at The Academy, after we had, for four years, been classmates at a school on Chicago’s North Shore, from 7th Grade, on. After graduating from the Academy, our lives went in different directions, until 1960, when both of us returned to Chicago and started to serve the Financial Services Industry, in which industry. Both of us were much involved in that industry, for the balance of our respective careers, but we did not connect, professionally, until the mid-1980’s. There is a long and a thoughtful obit, on John, in The Chicago Tribune of April 21.