Roger Stone W57, 86, passed away in Lake Forest, IL, on September 12. He was born on February 16, 1935. In 1955, he married his college sweetheart, Susan Kesert, and together they raised their three daughters in the Chicago area. Roger began his career as a box salesman at Stone Container Corporation, a company founded by his grandfather, father, and uncles, and worked his way up to chief executive, becoming an international leader in the paper industry. He retired from Stone Container in 1999, following the merger of the company and Jefferson Smurfit in 1998, and went on to build two additional paper companies, Box USA and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, with his son-in-law and business partner of 40 years, Matthew Kaplan W79. Throughout his life, Roger was actively involved in numerous national and international corporate boards and was the chair and a board member of nearly a dozen paper industry organizations. He also served on the boards of many educational institutions, including Wharton. An eternal optimist, Roger was often quoted as saying, “The best is yet to come.”