Bob died on July 25, 2001, of prostate cancer. He was 80. A long-time resident of Westport, Conn., Bob grew up in DC and Maryland. Later, he had homes in Vermont and Wailea, Hawaii.
While on campus, Bob was a politics major, captained the swim team, and managed Quadrangle Club and the Refreshment Agency. Another side of Bob's multifaceted nature was his successful seizure of the clapper from the Nassau Hall bell with coconspirator Tom Hardie.
During WWII, Bob captained a Navy minesweeper in the Mediterranean and the Pacific.
Business-wise, Bob spent a fruitful 50-year career in the paper industry. He owned and acted as CEO of Paper Sales Corp. of Darien, Conn. His major hobbies were golf, sailing, and skiing.
Bob is survived by a brother, Harvey; sons, John, Robert Jr., and Jim; a daughter, Judy Pietsch; and six grandchildren. To the entire family, we extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1943