Robert Greiff, 92

A Fixture on the D&R Canal Towpath

June 15, 1925 – January 15, 2018

 

Robert Greiff, 92, of Plainsboro and previously of Rocky Hill, died January 15 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was born in New York City, June 15, 1925, to Victor and Fannie Ferbstein Greiff, who predeceased him. His aunt, Helen Greiff, who raised him, also predeceased him.

 

He grew up in Belle Harbor and Neponsit, New York. He graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnical High School in 1942 and served in the United States Navy from 1942 until 1945. He graduated from Columbia College with the class of 1946 and received a master’s degree from Columbia Engineering School in 1951. Robert worked for the Curtiss-Wright Corp. in New York, Chicago and Princeton. He then spent several years with Electronics Associates Inc. in Princeton before becoming a partner in Management Advisors of Princeton, an executive-recruiting firm. He retired in 1995.

 

His loving wife, Constance Greiff, of Plainsboro; son James and his wife Beatriz of New York City; son Peter of Madrid; and three grandchildren, Rachel, Samuel and Lara, survive Robert. He brought joy, humor and love to those who knew him. He was a gentle and kind soul, and for many years he was a fixture on the Delaware-Raritan Canal towpath, walking a series of much-loved dogs. He will be much missed, but never forgotten.

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