He started his career in real estate as an agent in Princeton but soon cofounded his own firm. After the death of his partner, Bill Stewardson ’58, in 1972, Bob ran the agency until it merged with Coldwell Banker in 1995.
In addition to his professional life, he was a trustee of the American Boy Choir and Princeton Day School and an elder of Nassau Presbyterian Church. He supported many civic events, most notably the Princeton Hospital Fete, where he twice won its car lottery, taking two Ford Thunderbirds home in 10 years. “What good luck,” he would say.
In 1987 at age 59, he married Patricia Paine, acquiring three sons and ultimately five grandchildren. Stepson Thomas Paine Jr. was Class of ’75. Step-granddaughter Sara was Class of ’08.
He was predeceased by Patricia in May 2016. His older brother, Jim ’47 *49, died in 2005.