We lost Bob to cancer March 24, 2023, in Mill Valley, Calif. 

Born in Omaha, Neb., he came to us from Westminster School in Connecticut. At Princeton, he majored in English, ate at Colonial, was an Orange Key keyceptor, and served on the Undergraduate Schools Committee. He roomed with John O’Neill and Olin West.

After five years in banking and serving in the Army Reserve and having relocated to the Bay Area in California, Bob attended Stanford Law School. He then joined the San Francisco law firm Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe, where he spent the rest of his career. He retired as general counsel in 2004. He was a member of the Pacific-Union Club and the Guardsmen and served on and chaired school boards in the community. Bob was a loyal and active member of the class, especially on our Annual Giving committee.

Leslie, Bob’s wife of 31 years and the sister of classmate Olin West, died in 2009. He is survived by daughters Francie Devlin and Lisa Lenzo; a stepson, Lee Underwood; and their families, which include four granddaughters and two step-grandchildren. 

Undergraduate Class of 1961