Robert Marquardt, Vero Beach

Robert Marquardt died Dec. 21, 2010, in Vero Beach with his family by his side.

The son of Oswald Marquardt and Corinne Frame Marquardt, he was born and raised in Montclair, N.J.

He graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 1938 and from Princeton University with a degree in economics in 1942.

At Princeton he was a member of Tiger Inn. Following graduation, he joined the US Army.

From 1942 to 1945 he served as a captain with the 2nd Armored Division in North Africa, the invasion of Sicily, and in the Normandy Invasion under General Patton.

He was awarded the Purple Heart among other honors for his service.

Returning home, he joined his father and brother, Karl, at Marquardt and Company, a paper distributor, in New York City, where he held the offices of vice president and treasurer until his retirement in 1980.

Robert was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Livermore Marquardt; daughter Dana Marquardt Van Hook and her husband Mark, of Charleston, S.C.; Gregory Marquardt and his wife Barbara of Basking Ridge, N.J.; and Peter Marquardt and his wife Jennifer, of Madison, N.J; grandchildren Tyler and Alexander Van Hook, of Charleston, S.C.; Joseph and Kasey Marquardt, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; and Robert and Ryan Marquardt, of Madison, N.J.

Robert was predeceased by his brother Karl Marquardt and his sister, Jane Marquardt Murphy, both of Montclair, N.J.

Robert will always be remembered for his quick wit, his love of jazz, and his great fondness for dogs.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 45th Street, Vero Beach at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice House or the Indian River Memorial Hospital, both in Vero Beach, Florida.

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