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Robert B. Dow ’48

Published in Oct. 25, 1995, issue

Bob Dow died of heart failure June 25, 1995 at his home in Roswell, Ga. He was 75.

Bob was born in Boyne City, Mich., and began his college career at Stanford. He left Stanford to serve in the 35th Infantry Division in Europe during WWII. After the completion of the war, he enrolled at Princeton in the Woodrow Wilson School, ultimately graduating with honors. While at Princeton he was a member of the Prospect Cooperative Club and the varsity fencing team. After graduation Bob took a position with the family auto dealership in Roanoke, Va., where he met and married Joyce Powers in 1949. The couple had a son and daughter. I

n 1955 he joined Allstate Insurance, where he worked for 28 years serving as regional properties manager. In 1983 he retired from Allstate and began a prosperous consulting business. Bob was active in the Roswell Historical Society, the Roswell Presbyterian Church, and was a graduate of the Citizen's Police Academy of Roswell. A loyal Princetonian, he made every effort to return to reunions and local gatherings in the Atlanta area.

Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce; son R. B. Dow Jr. and his wife; daughter Kathy Dow Godfrey and her husband; and five grandchildren, Steven and Laura Godfrey and Zach, Grace, and Wesley Dow.

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