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Robert B. Upham Jr. ’37

Published in Oct. 11, 1995, issue

Bob Upham died Feb. 9, 1995, leaving wife, Elizabeth Thiel, daughters, Joan and Susan, and three grandchildren. He was widowed from his first wife, Peggy Forgan.

At Hotchkiss he was on the football, hockey, and track teams, as well as in the dramatic and debating societies, and a class officer. At Princeton he majored in economics, was on the football team, was president of the Hotchkiss Club, and a member of Tiger Inn.

Excluding war years, most of his professional career was spent in voicing the accomplishments of Linde Air Products Co. (a unit of Union Carbide and Carbon Corp.) around his native Chicago, Milwaukee (where he was an assistant district manager), and Detroit. He was a sales manager at the time that he retired. In 1956 he began with Calvert Lithographing Co. as v.p. and director in charge of advertising sales, and in 1962 with the Mart Press in Chicago.

He was in the Army for three years and 11 months, and he was always looking for '37 classmates. He went from private to 1st lt., in the Zone of the Interior, with the Ordnance Dept. He earned an Army Commendation Ribbon.

Our condolences go to the family.

The Class of 1937

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