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Robert C. Conner ’43

Published in Sept. 14, 2005, issue

Bob died of cancer June 15, 2005, in Saratoga (N.Y.) Hospital Nursing Home. He was 83.

A Pittsburgh native, he graduated from Radnor High School and won a scholarship to Princeton.

During World War II, Bob was a Navy ensign working for Pan Am under contract with the U.S. military, chiefly as a navigator on transport flights to North Africa. After the war ended, Bob spent his entire career with Pan Am, as dispatcher in London and later as manager of flight control for Europe. He ended his career in New York as manager of flight control standards.

Bob had varied interests in his leisure time. He was a good enough singer to have appeared several times at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the Royal Choral Society. He enjoyed sailing and travel, and did volunteer work with the Salvation Army.

Surviving are his wife, Florence; a daughter, Christina Arber; a son, Robert; six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

To the entire family, we extend our deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1943

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