Bob was born in Newark in 1928. At Princeton, he majored in politics, was on crew, managed the lacrosse team, and was in Dial Lodge. He graduated magna cum laude, then served as a Navy officer during the Korean War aboard the USS Mississippi.
Bob had a 30-year career in advertising in New York, at NBC Television, then at Lintas. As vice president, he directed television business affairs and secured celebrity talent.
Bob was a lifelong firefighter and fire truck salesman, for Mack Trucks and later for Fire & Safety Services, selling Pierce fire trucks on the Jersey Shore for 18 years. He was a lector at Shrewsbury’s Christ Church.
Bob was predeceased by brother Ted ’54. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; stepsons Jay Czarnecki ’87 and his wife Nancy, and Michael Czarnecki and his wife Tracy; son James and daughter Amy by his first marriage; and grandchildren Dylan Czarnecki ’13; Adam Czarnecki; Callie Czarnecki, and Gabriella Czarnecki.