Bob died of multiple myeloma July 17, 2022, surrounded by his family at home in Massachusetts. 

At Princeton, he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School, served as chairman of The Daily Princetonian, played freshman baseball and intramural sports, and socialized at Charter Club. His favorite professor, John McPhee ’53, inspired and shaped Bob’s sports writing. Bob’s beat at the Prince was women’s sports, and in 1975 as chairman he decided that women’s sports should have equal coverage with men’s sports.

Bob continued his studies at Harvard Law School, earning a law degree in 1979. He moved to Washington, D.C., where he began his law career and met his wife, Peggy Shukur, in 1981. While searching for a job in the sports business in the mid-1980s, Bob was introduced to Princeton football legend Dick Kazmaier ’52 and accepted a job with him. For three decades, Bob worked in the sporting-goods industry as vice president and general counsel and eventually president of Kazmaier Associates. He also taught “The Business of Sports” for two semesters at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Ever the writer, he published a book, An Athlete’s Guide to Agents.

Bob and Peggy settled in Boston and raised three children. He was especially proud of coaching the “Reds” to a Little League championship. Bob also was a dedicated player on adult softball teams with Temple Shir Tikvah and Princeton Alumni of New England (PANE), both organizations that he served as president for some years. He was a regular at Reunions and served on numerous committees.

The class officers extend sincere condolences to his wife, Peggy; children Scoop and Tally (Erickson), Ali, and Talia; and sister Suzanne Fin.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1976