After graduation, he went to the Navy and then to work with Procter & Gamble in Cleveland, Ohio, which was followed by a position at Allied Chemical in Richmond, Va. His career ended in New Jersey — after he worked with International Paper in Tuxedo, N.Y., he worked at Stevens Institute in Hoboken, N.J.
Bob and his wife, Seymour, enjoyed the theater and bowling. They could both be seen as actors on the local stage and knocking the pins at the local alley.
They retired in the early 2000s in Foley, Ala., and soon grew restless and began an RV adventure that took them around the country several times. Their journey ended in Beaverton, Ore., where Seymour passed in 2009.
Bob also was predeceased by his sons David and Charles. He is survived by daughter Susan; sons James and William; grandchildren Sara, Ruth, Rhiannon, Michelle, Amy, Kyle, Meghan, Lewis, Corbin, Thomas, and Benjamin; and eight great-grandchildren.