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Robert W. Bjork ’47

Published in Apr. 5, 2006, issue

Bob died Oct. 23, 2005, following a long and valiant battle with Parkinson's disease.

In 1944 he entered Princeton, left for two years in the Navy, then returned to the University and became a founding member of the Tigertones. After graduating from Princeton in 1949, and Harvard Law School in 1952, Bob practiced law as a litigator and as a prosecutor until 1960, then changed his business focus to money management and financial consulting.

Despite the Parkinson's, he stayed active with family, friends, business, and travel. He loved fly-fishing, and annual trips to Alaska were his favorites. Bob also loved Princeton, and Reunions provided a special lift to him, especially last May. He treasured the fellowship of his classmates and the revelry of singing again with the Tigertones. Those connections became life-sustaining, as singing became part of his voice therapy, literally giving him the breath he needed.

The loving support and care of his wife, Pat, enabled him to participate in many class activities. Indeed, the richness of his bonds with Princeton ran as a continuous thread in his life. Many classmates attended his memorial service and heard the Tigertones gloriously singing him on to his final rest. We extend our love and sympathy to Pat and the family.

The Class of 1947

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