He grew up in Glen Ridge, N.J., where he graduated from Glen Ridge High School. At Princeton, he majored in religion and dined at Elm Club. Rob roomed with Steve Quarles and Will Raymond junior and senior years. Both remember him for his friendship and the camaraderie that surrounded Princeton basketball in the Bradley years. While Rob successfully completed all four years at Old Nassau, he received his undergraduate degree from Defiance (Ohio) College in 1966.
While at Defiance, Rob served aboard the SS Hope hospital ship, delivering medical supplies to Ecuador and Guinea. Following graduation, he worked as chief of the ship’s medical stores and coordinator for special efforts.
Rob subsequently studied at several theological institutions, ultimately graduating from Lancaster (Pa.) Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1975. He ministered at Grace United Church of Christ (UCC) in York, Pa., for more than 30 years before retiring in 2012. He later served as associate minister of personal care at Heidelberg UCC in York.
Rob enjoyed taking photographs of trips and recording videos of his children and members of the family’s subsequent generations at their concerts and sporting events.
Rob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen; three daughters; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.