Bob died Jan. 2, 2020, in his sleep at home in Atlanta, Ga., from complications related to pneumonia, at the age of 78, having had his final birthday the previous day.
Bob was born Jan. 1, 1942, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the oldest son of Thomas Stuart White, a U.S. naval officer, and June White. He spent time in the Philippines as well before graduating from New Trier High in Winnetka, Ill. At Princeton he majored in geological engineering and took his meals at Cloister Inn while participating in rugby, cross country, and track, then joined the Marine Corps, attaining the rank of captain and serving in Vietnam. He enrolled at Georgia Tech, earning a master’s degree in civil engineering and another in computer science.
During 17 years working in engineering geophysics, seismic hazard studies, and waste-disposal issues for Law Engineering, he married, raised two children, and was divorced. He was then remarried to Debora Herburger, who survives him (and with whom he hiked to the top of Machu Picchu), as do daughter Cindy Lynch and son Stuart White. Seeking new challenges, he then switched to commercial real estate in the Atlanta area until he retired.
The class extends its condolences to his survivors on the loss of this active, energetic, and thoughtful man.