Rob died April 16, 2023, shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer.

He attended Kingswood School in West Hartford, Conn., where he wrestled, sang, skied, and golfed. At Princeton, he was a great raconteur and a delight at Tower Club. He majored in economics. After graduation, he flew an airplane and loved it; he then served five years in the Navy mostly flying on aircraft carriers. He married Jane June 17, 1972.

Rob was a pilot for United Airlines for 33 years, settling in Hudson, Ohio, and raising Silas and Carrie. He loved dinner parties and was a cook extraordinaire with perfect sauces and his homemade, and by many accounts excellent, wine.

Rob was a steadfast friend, devoted father, and family man. Jane and Rob frequently visited family in Leadville, Colo., and Seattle, and enjoyed fishing with friends from Connecticut to the Aleutian Islands with Rob piloting a DC-3 to the remote islands. His detailed handyman skills on his and friends’ houses were renowned, along with his immaculate landscaping.

A proud Princetonian, he was a Schools Committee interviewer for many years, thoroughly enjoyed Reunions, and always stayed in a dorm near the headquarters tent so he could close out the tent and still make breakfast.

The Class of 1964 extends its condolences to Jane; their children Silas and Carrie; and grandchildren Hattie, Hobbes, Sawyer, and Matthew.

Undergraduate Class of 1964