RIP Dr Roger James Frederick Pullen (RGS 1960-67)
Roger James Frederick Pullen
1949 – 2017
The only child of Fred and Celina Pullen of Merstham, Roger joined Reigate Grammar School in 1960 having passed the 11+ at Radnor House School. He excelled both academically and athletically, soon playing rugby for the school and ultimately developing a formidable 2nd row partnership with Michael Spink in the 1st XV.
Roger left RGS in 1967, progressing to Leeds University to study Chemical Engineering, where he graduated in 1970 and went on to complete his PhD in 1973. After a brief period at the National Coal Board Research Centre he joined Exxon, spending some time working overseas in Texas before returning to the UK. Roger continued to work for Exxon, finally retiring early due to ill-health from his role as Safety Manager at the Esso refinery, Fawley. Roger developed Multiple Sclerosis nearly 30 years ago and finally succumbed to this dreadful disease on 23rd August 2017. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.
Roger is survived by his wife Jenni, two children Zoe and William, and three grandchildren.
Alan Mills (RGS 1960-67)