When Bob died March 31, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla., we lost not only a remarkably accomplished classmate but an extraordinarily special human being. While he and Barbara had lived in Ringoes, N.J., since 1980, they spent a good deal of time through the years in Florida and also in their special place in the Adirondacks.

After graduation and the Army reserves, Bob attended Stanford’s Business School, where he met fellow student Barbara Burgess. After graduating he worked at Stanford before returning to work as assistant treasurer at Princeton. In 1976, when Princeton launched a 2,000-acre mixed-use real-estate development, the Princeton Forrestal Center, Bob was instrumental in leading its development. Subsequently, he formed Picus Associates, which continues to manage the center on behalf of Princeton.

Bob served on the boards of McCarter Theatre, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, and Princeton in Community Service. He was also on the board of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

He enjoyed tennis, travel, photography, and sculling, and was very proud of Barbara’s equestrian interests, passion for dressage, and the success she achieved. He is also survived by his sister, Susan; and his brother, William.

Most of all, we remember him for his wonderful smile, his consistently optimistic approach to life in the face of great physical challenges in the last 15 years, and his unfailing kindness and personality. He was very special.

Undergraduate Class of 1969