On June 28, 1996, cancer took Bob Peers with merciful rapidity.
Bob entered Princeton from Trinity and became a member of Cannon Club. He played on the freshman football squad and was a member of the wrestling team. His Princeton career was interrupted by service in the Counter Intelligence Corps in the European theater where he met his first wife, the former Edith Widera, whom he married in 1947. He then returned to Princeton, completed his studies and obtained a law degree from Columbia. Specializing in international corporate practice, he rose to partnership with the firm of Appleton, Rice & Perrin. Subsequently, he lent his multilingual expertise to other Manhattan firms. In 1993 Bob opened a NYC office for a German law firm, Schuermann and Partners, headquartered in Frankfurt.
Bob was a staunch classmate, a man who was kind and generous to a fault, one who unfailingly gave more than he took. His classmates will miss this matchless friend and bon vivant, an individual who combined joyous fun with a capacity for clear thinking and hard work. To his widow, Marilyn, and to his children, Christopher, Stephanie, and Gabrielle, and his five grandchildren, we extend our deep sympathy.
The Class of 1945