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Robert B. Pirie, Jr. '51

Robert B. Pirie, Jr. '51 died October 19, 2009.
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Submitted by Charles A. Tritschler on Friday, 4/16/2010, at 12:48 PM


Pirie Jr., Robert B. 81, on October 19, 2009 of Allendale, NJ. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Barnes) of 55 years. Loving father of Virginia Pirie and husband Tom Harbeck of Tenafly, NJ, Nancy Pirie and Bob Dalsey of Medford Lakes, NJ, Rob Pirie and wife Ginny of Oakland, NJ and Jim Pirie and wife Melissa of Golden, CO. Adored grandfather of Cole, Conor, Taylor, Michael, Rebecca, Bruce, Nash and Dylan.

A greatly loved husband, father, and friend to many. Bob was born in Medford, Massachusetts, graduated from Mount Hermon School, and Amherst College and served his country in the Navy. He retired as President of F.W. Tipper & Co. after 36 years in 1992. Bob dedicated his life to his family, community, church, and educational institutions. He was an active member of numerous organizations including the Allendale Holiday Observers, Archer United Methodist Church, Allendale Planning Board, Allendale Athletic Association and the National Sheep Producers Council. His love of sports spanned from playing high school and college basketball, football and track to coaching and refereeing youth basketball and soccer and attending any and all Northern Highlands H.S. sporting events up until his last day. He spent his younger years in Vermont at the family farm house and later in life enjoyed his summer home in Long Beach Island N.J. with his wife and family. There, he was commonly referred to as the "mayor of Ramapo Lane".

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 24, 2009 at 10 AM at Archer United Methodist Church in Allendale, NJ. (Everyone please meet at church)  Internment will follow at Union Cemetery in Ramsey, NJ.


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