Janice Isaac posted a condolence
Friday, June 18, 2021
A generous, kind man.
David Murchison posted a condolence
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
great guy...always kind..always generous
walter murphy AKA Bucky posted a condolence
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
We have not met, but I had the honor of being one of Robert's classmates for 8 years at Little Flower. He was quiet, but not shy, and, by my observations, took in everything the nuns and lay teachers were teaching him quite easily. In shorthand, he was very smart. I knew Robert fairly well for those years, and it was so much fun to see him again at our 2012 Little Flower reunion. Robert said to me: Isn't it a gas to see Sr. St. Patrick?" It was, of course. She was our first grade teacher. I will always be grateful to Robert, and his fellow reunion committee members, e.g. Paul Haaga, Judy Ferguson, and all the others, for putting together for us a spectacular 3-day reunion. The other classes were jealous. Robert was the type of classmate I gravitated to---totally with it, and totally kind! (I also always admired his penny loafers, but I don't think I ever said anything about that to my parents). In Jan., 2017, when I visited Robert, along with Paul and Judy, he handed me a copy of "Princeton: America's Campus", with this inscription: "For Bucky Murphy, a fellow gorilla on the playground, who shared his formative years with me, on another campus miles and years away. Robert". The 'gorilla' reference is to a playground game called 'gorilla tag' that the boys in our class engaged in. I extend to all of you my sincerest condolences on Robert's passing. I am sad, but I am with you. Bucky
John H McManus posted a condolence
Monday, November 25, 2019
Through 6 years at Little Flower, he was always Robert to me. Never a hair out of place, always at or near the head of the class, and always, always a wry smile and wicked wit.
Susan Feher posted a condolence
Friday, November 22, 2019
I was so saddened to hear about Bobby’s death. He lived just up the street from me and later reminded me he was at our home eating Hungarian sausage. We had ,any conversations through emails and I always enjoy3d hearing fr0m him. It was such a joy to see him at our reunion. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all his friends and fa,ily.
George Bustin '70 posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Robert was a man of letters, a poet, a veritable Irish bard he was, with the passport of Eire to prove it. He had an uncommon gift for words, and his legacy is visible all over the Princeton campus in inscriptions and monuments and markers, above all the inscription he composed for Class of 1970 Plaza: I believe we all immediately sensed that he had managed in six beautifully crafted lines to capture the essence of our tumultuous but cherished college years in a way no one else ever had or will. He remained a calm, humane and sensible presence to his last day. He was visibly ill and visibly weak, but his smile and his laugh were as genuine as they had ever been. He exuded serenity. . We have lost a classmate, a brother, a peerless poet; but whenever members of our class (Princeton 1970) gather for relaxed and far-ranging conversation over excellent wine, or better yet champagne, we will feel his presence.
Bart Smyth uploaded photo(s)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Photo of my best friend, Bobby (Robert) when we first became friends in the early 1950s.
Teri Noel Towe posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Reidy and I (We delighted in calling each other by our respective middle names.) met on the first day of our Freshman year at Princeton, became close friends, and remained so through thick and thin until his emigration from this dimension to the next. I shall miss him grievously, but I shall treasure the myriad memories of the happy and hilarious times that we spent together. And whenever I consume oysters (a shared passion!), I shall think of him and take a sip from my Martini in his honor and memory. Reidy, love and thanks always! Ave atque vale!
Paul Haaga posted a condolence
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
When I moved from St Rita's School in Alexandria VA to Little Flower School in Bethesda MD in January of 1957 our third grade teacher Sister Angela Mary Parker IHM asked one Robert Ready Cullinane to show me around the school. We have been friends ever since---went to different high schools but were Princeton classmates and active at Princeton for the 49-plus years since we graduated. Robert was the same throughout his life and with everyone---erudite, articulate, funny, always ready with an historical reference, thoughtful and kind to friends and strangers and a lover of all the finer things in literature, music, art and, importantly, food and drink. For our last meal together shortly before he died he consumed 18 oysters, an India Pale Ale and a martini and declared them "the nutrition pyramid--all the necessary food groups". We will sorely miss him---especially at our 50th Princeton reunion in May 2020---but will always treasure our time with him. Ave Atque Vale. With love, Paul
Timothy Blair posted a condolence
Saturday, November 16, 2019
I had the pleasure of knowing Robert Cullinane since 1966, initially at Princeton and late in Charlottesville. He was a wonderful, erudite friend who will greatly be missed. Rest In Peace , Robert
The family of Robert R. Cullinane uploaded a photo
Friday, November 15, 2019
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