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Robert Harold Messing ’59

Published in Dec. 4, 1991, issue

BOB DIED in West Palm Beach Apr. 19, 1990. Coming to Princeton from the Choate School, Bob majored in sociology and was a member of Prospect Club,

A consummate executive, Bob graduated from the O.P.M. program at Harvard. His business interests were many and varied: owner, chairman and C.E.O. of MitchellBradford, Inc., Milford, Conn.; director of Powers and Systems Institute, Boston; director of Humanics Publishing Group, Atlanta; founder of the Delta Training Institute, Atlanta; founding advisory board member of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers; and former president of Sel-Rex Corp., a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum, Nutley, NJ.

Those who knew Bob as undergraduates remember his quick wit; he was characteristically upbeat and optimistic throughout his life, noting shortly before his death that he was looking forward to the Class's 30th reunion.

Bob married a second time in 1987, to Joan Wenzel, who survives him. Also surviving are his daughters, Bonnie, Robin, and Susan; his stepdaughter, Kim Wenzel; his brothers, Gilbert and Andrew; and his sister, Madeline Levy. To all of them the Class extends its deepest sympathies.

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