He did Navy service at the University of Richmond and then at Princeton from 1944 to 1946. At Princeton he was vice president of Theatre Intime, a member of Cannon Club, and graduated cum laudewith a degree in English. After graduation Robert was on active duty from 1951 to 1953 in Norfolk, Va.
Robert’s main work years were in sales and management with Connecticut General Life Insurance in Charlotte, N.C.; New Orleans; Newark, N.J.; Hartford, Conn.; and last in New York City. During the New York City years, he commuted from the family home in Short Hills, N.J. After 25 work years, he had to have his right hip replaced twice — within about three years. This led to an early retirement in Florida.
Robert and Mary were married in 1950. Our information says they had two children, William and Mary, and four grandsons.