Born on a U.S. Naval Base in the Philippines in 1939 and evacuated just before the Japanese invasion, Robbie came to us from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. At Princeton he majored in civil engineering, graduated summa cum laude, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, lettered in track, took his meals at Tower, and was midshipman commander in the NROTC.
With Marshall and Fulbright scholarships he earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in civil engineering at the University of London. He then embarked on a distinguished career as a naval officer in the Seabees, which included a White House fellowship. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981.
He joined Electronic Data Systems in Plano, rising to become director of EDS’s worldwide real estate operations. After retiring again in 1999 he founded GSR Consulting, advising corporations on improving their boards. Robbie was involved in numerous civic, charitable, and professional organizations, and this memorial does not do justice to his life, career, and accomplishments. His full obituary is available on our class website.
There are no survivors of whom we are aware. His wife, Lynore, died in 2018, and a daughter, Anthea, died at age 14.