Bob was born Dec. 9, 1929, in Trenton, N.J., to Robert and Edith Nicely Bodine. A graduate of Trenton Central High School in 1947, he was an economics major at Princeton, active in the University Press Club and Campus Club and a magna cum laude graduate. He roomed with Ed Huddy and Bob Zabel.

Bob earned a master’s degree in education from Temple University and for 17 years was an elementary school teacher in the William Penn school district on the western edge of Philadelphia.

He and Elizabeth “Betty” Gober were married in 1961. As he put it, Bob had to deal with recurring depressions, the worst of which forced him to retreat to life’s sidelines. Betty stayed by him during some very difficult times. In those years he worked as a writer and photographer for Town Talk in Philadelphia.

Bob died July 5, 2016, at the age of 86 in Media, Pa. He was survived by Betty; their sons, James and Peter; grandchildren Lucy and Brooke; and his cousin Margot Bodine Congdon ’83. His cousin David Bodine ’50, predeceased him. Memorial donations to the Natural Lands Trust or to the National Audubon Society would be most appreciated.

Undergraduate Class of 1951