He came to Princeton from Shaker Heights High School, where he was active in wrestling and track and an officer of the Social Council and president of Hi-Y. At Princeton he was a Keyceptor and a member of Orange Key, the Undergraduate Council staff, and the Cleveland Club. He majored in history and was a member of Quadrangle Club. He roomed with Gene Flamm.
After graduation Bob served six months in the Air Force Reserve, then moved to Boston and entered the training program in retail merchandising at Filene’s. In 1961 he became a buyer at his father’s store in Youngstown, Ohio, eventually becoming general merchandise manager. After many years in retail, he became a business consultant, helping senior corporate officers to reach their full potential, mostly in the Pittsburgh area.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Susanne, in 2020. He is survived by daughters Kate and her husband Adam, and Amy and her husband Larry; brother Stephen ’56; and grandchildren Rachel, Jacob, Victoria, Sarah, and Zachary. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.