After he graduated from high school in 1949, he served in the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1954. He attended Lehigh University, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams, and then transferred to Princeton, where he majored in electrical engineering and physics. Bob had married in 1952, so he had little time for extracurricular activities as a member of our class.
After graduation he moved to Massachusetts, where he started his long and successful career at Raytheon’s research division. Bob earned numerous patents and was honored in 1988 by being elected a fellow of the IEEE for leadership in the research of gallium arsenide device and monolithic microwave integrated circuit technology.
After retiring from Raytheon, he earned a master’s of education degree from Harvard and spent several years as a substitute teacher in the high schools of the surrounding towns with the hope of exciting the students in the pursuit of science.
Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara; son Brian and his wife, Susan; daughter Teresa and her husband, Matt; son Robert; and seven grandchildren. His son Kurt predeceased him. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.