HAGEL--Robert (Bob), passed away at home October 29th in Silver City, NM after many years of living with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife Sally Paull Hagel and her family, his sons Richard (Mac) and John and their mother Peggy Stitzenberg, and his sister Helene Haas and her family. The son of the late Elaine Oestreich Hagel and Richard Hagel and a native New Yorker, Bob graduated from the High School of Music and Art and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He was a devoted family man, an amazing friend and an artists' artist. Bob had a long and illustrious career in advertising but is best known as the original illustrator and art director of the J. Peterman Catalog. His paintings and line drawings became legendary and helped make J. Peterman an icon in catalog marketing. He will be remembered as a true gentleman, a man of enormous humor, and an inspiration to all whose lives he touched.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 10, 2013