Deceased April 3, 2016
Bob came to Amherst from Deerfield with a rich Amherst heritage, including his father, Francis C. (class of 1915), brother Francis C. Jr. (1947) and grandfather Darius A. (1879). While a pre-med he majored in English and had a lifelong love of literary criticism. He was a member of Phi Alpha Psi.
Bob got his M.D. from Cornell and specialized first in urology and then in andrology, the study of male fertility. He practiced as a physician in the Boston area for 58 years, was a pioneer in reproductive therapy and was founder and medical director of the New England Cryogenic Center.
He was chief of urology and president of the medical staff at Newton Wellesley Hospital. He practiced at Peter Bent Brigham and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals and the Lahey Clinic, and taught and lectured at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools. Bob served in the Medical Core Reserves. He was an accomplished equestrian and an ardent hunter and fishermen.
One colleague said of Bob, “He was very warm and kind and always quick with a clever retort and friendly smile.” His classmates and brother Phi Psis would concur. We often disagreed on the substance, but the discussions on so many varied issues were always good-natured, a pleasure and enlightening.
In retirement Bob lived in Waterville Valley, N.H., and Sudbury, Mass., where he died on April 3, 2016. He is survived by daughters Diana and Jennifer, son Daniel, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
John Esquirol ’50