Obituary: Sam (Christopher) Beale (LI 1961-64)

It is with sadness that we learnt of the death at home of Sam Beale, aged 73, on Friday 12th February.

Dr Sam Beale worked for most of his career with Rolls Royce and was Head of Technology Strategy for Rolls-Royce until his retirement in 2007, and was a visiting Professor in Innovation at Cambridge after. He continued to work as much as his illness allowed until as recently as a few weeks ago.

There will be a small family funeral but when it becomes possible to convene a crowd a memorial gathering will be arranged. A donation site to support St. Peter’s Hospice, whose support was a great comfort to both Sam and his wife over the recent months, has been established:

Tributes for Sam Beale | St Peter’s Hospice

Sam leaves a wife, four children and 11 grandchildren. If you would like to contact the family please email