BERKELEY, Calif. -- A memorial service was pending here last week for Robert Lyness, a former executive at Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., who died Oct. 2 at the age of 81. Lyness spent 33 years at Safeway working in store planning and construction. He retired in 1984 as senior vice president, retail engineering, and spent part of his retirement teaching classes in supermarket construction at JFK School of Business in Walnut Creek, Calif., and St. Mary's College, Moraga, Calif. -- "teaching ...

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