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Robert McKay ’50

Published in Nov. 22, 2006, issue

Bob died June 26, 2006, in Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital after a long illness. He was 81.

Bob left Loomis School at 18 to join the Air Corps and piloted B-17s on combat missions in Europe. At Princeton he belonged to Quadrangle Club and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1952.

After a short stint with the government in patent law, and some overseas travel, he joined the New York law firm of Pennie & Edmonds. He retired as a partner of the firm in 1985.

Retirement gave Bob the opportunity for increased world travel and community activity in New Canaan, Conn., where he lived since 1960. He belonged to the local Presbyterian Church, was a member of several country clubs, and was our class treasurer from 1975 to 1980. He enjoyed golf and tennis. At our 50th he reported having two new knees, adding, on a light note as he was wont to do, that they made him an inch taller, but frequently set off airport security alarms.

Bob leaves Emily, his wife of 49 years; daughters Ruth Campbell and Isabel Thompson; and a son, Bob; to whom we extend our sympathy.

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