Robert Arthur O’Connor, long-time Princeton, NJ resident, died Thursday September 8, 2016 at age 96 after a long illness. Mr. O’Connor was born in the Bronx, NY, and graduated from City College of New York in 1942, then served in the US Army Signal Corps 1943-45 in the China-Burma-India theater of operations. He spent most of his career at Columbia Broadcasting System, retiring in 1987 as Vice-President, Transmission and Staff Engineering. He was a member of many industry and government committees, including the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR), IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB.) He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marion (nee Azzoni), his three children (Christine, Arthur and wife Linda, and Andrew and wife Kathryn), and his seven grandchildren (Matthew, Brett, Madeline, Julia, Emma, Genevieve and Rhys) as well as many nieces and nephews. His father Arthur, mother Justina (nee Zeig), brother William and wife Ellen (nee Boylan) have predeceased him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 16 at 10am at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Skillman, NJ, with burial following at Princeton Cemetery. Inspired by his love of classical music, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Princeton Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 250, Princeton, NJ 08542.