Bob attended Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City, where he was valedictorian and a class officer, played tennis, and was active in student government and publications.
At Princeton he joined Dial Lodge, majored in politics, and joined the Pre-Law Society. He also played IAA football, basketball, softball, and volleyball. His senior-year roommates were Hilty and Art Burton.
After the Army Bob joined the Social Security Administration and rose to the top of one of its divisions in Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and is survived by two children, Anne Gripshover and Paul Marks.