Yale '62 - Obituaries - Robert B. Hempstead

Robert B. Hempstead

Born: February 10, 1940
Died: March 2, 1965

Bob Hempstead was born in Stamford, Connecticut. Although a life-long resident of Stamford, he prepared for Yale at the Darrow School in New Lebanon, New York, where he was the top ranking student at the school for each of four years. At Yale Bob was a resident of Timothy Dwight College where he was chairman of the Social Activities Committee. He was also a member of the Apollo Glee Club and sang in the Russian Chorus. He received his B.S. in Physics magna cum laude.

In the summer of 1960 he was a research assistant in physics at Yale. In the summer of 1961 he was a basic research assistant in atmospheric studies at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and from September 4962 until June 1963 he was a Carnegie Teaching Fellow in Physics at Yale. He then became a laboratory assistant in Nuclear Physical Instrumentation at Princeton University. At the time of his death, Bob was employed by SITA World Travel Company of Rockefeller Center, New York as a world travel consultant programming official. He also conducted around the world tours.

He resided at the time of his death in Stamford with his wife, Peggy May. They had no children. Bob died March 2, 1965, at the age of 25 after a long illness. At that time his family had requested that donations in his memory be made to the Yale University Kidney Research Fund.