Bob died Sept. 2, 2018, in Joliet, Ill., following an unexpected medical incident. He was born May 31, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pa. Bob graduated from Laurel (Miss.) High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton. He was a member of the Princeton lightweight crew that won the Hadley Royal Regatta in England in 1956. He was a member of Tower Club, and roomed with John Alexander his senior year. 

Bob earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1961. He was president of the Folger Adams Lock Co. in Joliet, Ill., for 13 years before founding R.R. Brink Locking Systems in Shorewood, Ill., in 1976, and making it the leading manufacturer of high-security detention locks.

Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Connie; children Charles Robert Brink and Susan Brink Orser; stepson Dr. Stephen Folger Grinton; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The Class of 1956 extends its deepest sympathies to Connie and other members of the family.

Undergraduate Class of 1956