Robert Roche, a long-time designer of power plants for the Foster Wheeler Corp., died peacefully at home in Chatham, N.J., Sept. 29, 2016. He was 70.

A 1964 graduate of College High at Montclair State University, Roche then graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. While at Brown, he played on the golf team for three years, serving as captain in his senior year.

In 1972, Roche graduated from Princeton with a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. For 35 years, he worked and traveled the world designing power plants for Foster Wheeler, and then for Burns & Roe for five years before retiring. He also earned an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1983.

Roche is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen; three children; and four grandchildren.

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Graduate Class of 1972