Bob died Feb. 10, 2022. He was 95.

After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering in February 1948, Bob went on to serve in the Pacific on the USS H.J. Thomas during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1953. He retired from the Navy Reserves in 1969 as a lieutenant commander.

Bob put his degree to use as a consulting engineer. He worked for three government agencies and four private consulting firms. His engineering background benefited Princeton as well, as he worked on electrical rehabilitation for the Princeton Club of Philadelphia. He devoted much energy to studies and redesigns of historic properties, including the White House and Mount Vernon.

Bob was a member of Prospect Club. In our 50th-reunion yearbook, he said that being at Princeton helped him “develop an improved perspective of the human experience.”

Bob never really retired, continuing with self-employment. In the 1990s he was writing specifications for the American Institute of Architects. A devout Catholic, he was a member of Saint Matthias Apostle Church in Lanham, Md., and was involved with several retreats and excursions.

Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nancy; children Margaret Ann, Mary Catherine, Robert Temple Jr., Benedict Joseph, and Michael Andrew; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Son David predeceased him. The Class of  ’48 recalls our distinguished classmate with great fondness.

Undergraduate Class of 1948