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Robert Edward Adams ’36

Published in Sept. 15, 1993, issue

BOB DIED MAY 8, 1993, in Sudbury, Mass., many years after suffering a severe stroke. He graduated from Central H.S. in Scranton, Penn. At Princeton, he majored in economics, and for four years held the Class of 1911 Scholarship. He was on the editorial board of BRICABRAC and a member of Terrace Club.

Bob entered the army as a private in 1941, and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a major. He spent two years assigned to the Fifth Armored Division and saw service in France and Germany. He was awarded a Bronze and five battle stars.

After the war, he worked with Corn Products Refining Co. and the Schering Corp., working in personnel. In 1952, he was made Princeton's first director of personnel, a position he held for 17 years, He then transferred to the same job at Columbia Univ. He retired in 1972. A few years later, he suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered.

Bob was a member of Princeton's Nassau Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and an elder.

Bob's wife, Edith Eileen Sigler, and son, Douglas Edward, predeceased him. He is survived by daughter Margaret Ellen Fleming and three grandchildren.

The class will remember this outstanding friend.

The Class of 1936

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