Bob died Dec. 7, 2023, in Raleigh, N.C., of complications of a stroke.

He came to Princeton from the Chicago Harvard School, which taught him to love history and European royalty. Bob wrote his senior thesis on the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He was active in the Triangle Club, Orange Key tours, and Whig-Clio. He was a convivial member of Court Club. Bob roomed with Dave Isaac, Don Marsden, Dave Miller, Jim Williams, and Bob Wood.

Bob earned an LL.B. at the University of Virginia. After Army service, he and his wife, Jenny, moved to Raleigh, where he practiced law at First Title Insurance Co. Jenny and he had two daughters, Deming and Carlyle. Carlyle died in 2014.

Bob was a pillar of Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh. He taught Sunday school and confirmation classes, served on the vestry, read the lessons, and made a joyful noise with hymns. Bob also served at St. Saviour’s Center, the outreach program of Christ Church. He was a founding member of the Hospice of Wake County, where his co-workers adored him.

The class extends its condolences to Bob’s partner of 32 years, Christopher Lipe; his daughter, Deming; and grandchildren William Gayle Dorroh IV, Charlotte Hartshorn Dorroh, and Campbell Wyss Dorroh. May Bob’s memory be eternal.

Undergraduate Class of 1964