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Robert Sutton Saalfield Jr. ’42

Published in Dec. 20, 1995, issue

Bob died Oct. 11, 1995, in Savannah, Ga., his home for the past 20 years. He had been in ill health for some time and was on oxygen for emphysema at the time of his death.

Coming to Princeton from Hill, Bob majored in politics and was a member of Cottage Club. During the war he spent four years in the AAF with the Air Transport Command, serving in the Indian, African, and Chinese theaters. In addition to attaining the rank of major, he was awarded a battle star and the Chinese memorial.

After the war, he spent nearly 20 years in the publishing business in the Midwest, with Time, Inc., and Newsweek. In 1974 he moved to Savannah and as president of Professional Realty Co. managed the real-estate-investment arm of the investment banking firm, Martin & Seward. An avid golfer, his accomplishments were immortalized in Golf Digest with a five-line reference to his "Hole in Three" (after two out-of-bounds shots on a 185-yard, par three hole).

To his wife, Irene; to his children, Robert III, Betty, Windley, and David; and to his seven grandchildren, the class extends its most profound sympathies.

The Class of 1942

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