Robert Lessing, 81, of Princeton and Chebeague Island, ME died at his home in Princeton on September 21. He was a graduate of The College of Wooster and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
During World War II he served as a lieutenant aboard a minesweeper in the South Pacific. He was a marketing representative in the textile fibers division of the DuPont Company for 37 years, most of that time spent in New York City.
An avid swimmer and tennis player he was for many years a member of Prettybrook Tennis Club. He was a founding member of the Great Chebeague Tennis Club, a member of Springdale Golf Club and the Great Chebeague Golf Club. He also belonged to The Old Guard of Princeton and was an original member of The Romeo Club. He loved to engage in lively political discussions and took special interest in education and environmental issues.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary-Alice O'Neil Lessing, four beloved daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Victor Fasanella Jr. of Robbinsville, Anne and Brad Woodrick of Robbinsville, Susan and Michael LaVoie of Pinedale, WY and Amy and David Dudeck Jr. of Hamilton Square, 18 grandchildren, a twin brother, Donald and his wife Nancy of New Providence and a host of treasured friends.
A memorial service will be held at All Saints' Church in Princeton, 11 a.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to The Princeton First Aid Squad, 237 North Harrison St., Princeton, NJ 08540 or The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.