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Robert E. Erler ’36

Published in Oct. 11, 2006, issue

Bob died Jan. 16, 2006. He was 89 and lived in Lakewood, N.J.

A graduate of Barringer High School in Newark, N.J., he majored in biology at Princeton. In 1940 he graduated from the Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeons.

During World War II he served in the Army Medical Corps, the first two years at the Camp Kilmer (N.J.) Station Hospital and the last two years on the hospital ship John J. Meaney out of the New York Port of Embarkation. It sailed in the French and German theaters.

After the war he practiced medicine in South Orange and Maplewood, N.J., until 1984. He was a past president of the Orange Mountain Medical Society.

His first wife, Ottilie K. Erler, died in 1970. Bob is survived by his wife, the former Jane E. Holmes; a son, David R.; a daughter, Catherine E. Beardsley; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

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