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Dr Robert Alan “Bob” Pritzker

Dr Robert Alan “Bob” Pritzker

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Oct 2011 (aged 85)
USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 79470432 · View Source
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Pritzker was born & raised in Chicago & became an engineer in a family of lawyers & real estate investors. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1946 at age 19 with a degree in industrial engineering.

His relationship with IIT proved to be long-term one. He was a major benefactor & was instrumental in the creation of the Pritzker Institute for Medical Engineering there. He received an honorary doctorate in engineering from IIT in 1984, chaired the board of trustees for years & was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame in 2002. He taught night courses at IIT & began serving on the Board of Trustees in 1962, & served as a University Regent until the time of his death.

His parents were Fanny Doppelt & A. N. Pritzker & his siblings were Jay & Donald. Pritzker started The Marmon Group, an international association of autonomous manufacturing & service companies. He & his family were very active in philanthropic endeavors & were major benefactors.

Pritzker is survived by his wife Mayari & five children: James, Linda, Karen, Matthew & Liesel. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren & two great-grandchildren.


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  • Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
  • Added: 28 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79470432
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Robert Alan “Bob” Pritzker (30 Jun 1926–27 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79470432, ; Maintained by JohnRobert Mauney (contributor 47310410) Unknown.