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Robert M. Schwarzenbach, 1917-1988



Robert M. Schwarzenbach died on August 27, 1988 in Stamford, Connecticut. He was born in Jericho, New York and lived for some years as a youth near Zürich, Switzerland. He received a degree from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich.

In 1938, he was a member of the United States Ski Team in the World Championships. He climbed extensively in the Swiss Alps and also ascended the Cerro de la Encantada in Baja California in 1950. In 1951, he became a member of the American Alpine Club.

From 1952 to 1971 he was the chief executive officer of Schwarzenbach- Huber Co., a New York-based textile company, and continued as chairman of the board after the company’s acquisition by Indian Head, Inc. He was a trustee and treasurer of the Maritime Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, which he had helped to found.

He is survived by his wife Brigitte, his son Peter, three daughters, Elizabeth DiLeo, Jessica and Sybyl Schwarzenbach, and three grandchildren.