Bob, who had a lifelong career with the Social Security Administration, died May 6, 2021, in Reisterstown, Md. He was born May 11, 1933, in Jersey City, which proved to be quite fortunate. A wealthy couple in Jersey City without children sought to connect with a Princeton student. They picked Bob and paid all his University expenses and set up a fund into which Bob could dip for other expenses. Bruce Hilty, one of Bob’s roommates all four years and a friend for life, said he was amazed that Bob, who was from a modest background, had a limitless source of spending money.

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.

Undergraduate Class of 1955