STURZ--Robert. Devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, died March 15, at age 92 of natural causes, at home in New York City surrounded by immediate family. Born in Bayonne, NJ, Bob graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where he played on the varsity tennis team and was the university's table tennis champion. Both sports captivated him throughout his life. He was a man of great passions, curiosity, mischievousness and acuity; he was also a man of great endurance. After college, Bob served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, and then worked in Panama before returning to the United States, where he met the late Beverly Groden, to whom he was married for 52 years. He earned a law degree from New York University, and was a lawyer and keen investor throughout his professional life. He is survived by his children, Nancy and James; their spouses, Sarig and Paula; grandchildren, Ziv, Geffen and Maytal; brother, Herb; and nieces, Ratna and Lisa. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 17, at 11:00am, at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, at 15 West 86 Street, in New York City. He will be buried the following day at the Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery in Raleigh, NC
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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 16, 2013