Robert died Oct. 4, 2017, of complications due to metastatic melanoma in Needham, Mass.

Robert graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Princeton for five years before transferring to Boston University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. While at Princeton, he participated in Ultimate Frisbee, the University Orchestra, and Chapel Choir. He remained a loyal Princeton alumnus.

As a polymath, Robert was led to become a computer scientist, working for many years at Teradyne and more recently at Siemens. He settled in Massachusetts, where he met his wife, Jane, while playing Ultimate Frisbee. He was inducted into the USA Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame in 2009. He and Jane raised two children in Needham. A man of prodigious general knowledge, he enjoyed such diverse activities as building wooden kayaks, reading about natural history, and singing choral music with the Metropolitan Chorale of Boston.

The class officers extend deepest sympathy to his wife, Jane; son Joshua; and daughter Dora. The Princeton Class of 1976 holds in honor the name of Robert Roy Evans.

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Undergraduate Class of 1976

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