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Robert J. A. Bordley ’40

Published in Dec.4, 2002, issue

Bobby had been suffering from renal failure for some time before his death in Baltimore, on June 20, 2002, but those close to him said that he was eternally the same Bobby €” "his optimistic and scrappy outlook" never waned.

He prepared at Gilman School and at Princeton majored in psychology. He lettered on the ice hockey team and also played baseball and lacrosse. He was the on-campus manager for New York's Herald-Tribune. In 1941 he joined the staff of PAW.

During WWII Bobby was in the Army in Germany, attaining the rank of major. Postwar he was a radio and television advertising executive in DC and Atlanta.

In our 50th reunion book, Bobby remarked, "Best decision in life I ever made was back in 1936 when I chose Princeton and landed in this great class." That dedication continued; he was a past president of our class and of the Princeton Club of DC. To his three children, Robinson '70, Martha Bordley Malt, and William, and his seven grandchildren, we offer our sincere condolences.

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