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Robert A. Stanger ’61

Published in July 6, 2005, issue

Bob died in an accident April 18, 2005, in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, at one of his three homes.

Born and raised in Cranford, N.J., he came to Princeton from the Pingry School. At Princeton, he took his meals at Charter; roomed with Steve Ely, Bob Schweizer, Fred Hyer, and Hilton Jervey; and majored in economics, setting the stage for his distinguished career in the financial community.

After stints with Clark Dodge, White Weld, Merrill Lynch, and running his own hedge fund, he founded Robert A. Stanger & Co. in Shrewsbury, N.J., in 1978 and became a nationally recognized expert on partnership and other direct participation investments ("DPPs"). Bob's monthly newsletter, The Stanger Report, providing his advice and commentary on this investment niche, is found in securities brokerage offices all over the nation.

A committed volunteer, Bob served and supported his alma maters and numerous other nonprofits, while also serving on a number of corporate boards.

Married three times, Bob is survived by his wife, Gail; his brother, Bill '58; three daughters; a son; nine grandchildren; and his stepmother. We join them in mourning the passing of this loyal Princetonian and classmate.

The Class of 1961

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