Vale Ralph

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One of the University’s most popular figures, Ralph Panebianco, who operated Ralph’s Cafe at the Sports Centre on lower campus, has died after a brief illness.

Ralph has operated the cafe since 1984 and was a generous and welcoming host, famous for his booming voice, his gourmet focaccias and quality coffee. He will be greatly missed.

The University extends its deepest sympathies to his wife Rose and to their children Daniel, James and Rebecca, who will continue to operate the family-run cafe.