Yale '62 - Obituaries - Robert A. Schwartz

Robert A. Schwartz

Born: November 8, 1942
Died: May 1, 1980

Bob Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, New York and prepared for Yale at Midwood High School in Brooklyn. He entered Yale in September 1959 with the Class of 1963 but graduated in three years with our class in June 1962. Bob was awarded the Stanley Prize in Mathematics and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Challenge, Hillel and the Mathematics Club. He majored in math and physics and after graduation began a distinguished career in physics.

Bob Schwartz studied physics at the University of California for two years and then obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1966. Thereafter, he was employed by the Institute for Space Studies of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Subsequently, he was Associate Professor of Astro-physics at Brown University until 1971. Thereafter, he was Associate Professor in Physics at New York University in New York City until 1976 when he joined the faculty at the University of Colorado as Associate Professor.

At the time of his death on May 1, I980, at the age of 37, Bob Schwartz lived in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Bob was twice married, first to the former Necia Joy Grant in 1965. At the time of his death, he was survived by his widow, the former Mary J. Hollenbach. He had no children. Following his death, his family suggested that contributions be made in his memory to the Association for Alzheimer's and Related Diseases, 5000 W. 109th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota.