Richard Staba, 89

Richard Staba, 89, of New Canaan, CT, passed away peacefully at home on June 21, 2021 after a difficult battle with cancer. Richard was born to Veronica and Joseph Staba in Hoboken, NJ. After graduating high school, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University. His career began at First National City Bank (Citibank), where he was employed for 45-years, spending most of those years in Commercial Lending and Finance. He also spent a few years consulting for a family-owned commodity trading company. He was a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in White Sands, New Mexico during his service.

Letter: Public Treatment of Outback Board Members ‘Disheartening’

Dear Editor,

It saddens me to read about the current situation with the former Outback building. What is most disheartening is the poor public treatment of its former board members. The Outback Teen Center Inc. was founded based on the best intentions of committed and dedicated volunteers and donors who supported a concept and a building for the benefit of our children. Hit with an unsustainable financial model as brought to light by the Harvard Community Partners and a number of nonprofit professionals, this nonprofit was forced to fold. With the building now in the hands of town—is it necessary to put into question the integrity of its former board members?