Robert Lowe Prosser died peacefully in his sleep at home on May 18, 2022. He was 91 years old.
He was beloved by his family and his many, many friends for his warmth, genuine caring, character, and huge heart. He always had time to help a friend with a problem and had an unlimited capacity to see the glass half full.
He divided his time between Watch Hill, Rhode Island and Vero Beach, Florida. He was an enthusiastic sailor since childhood, as well as a tennis player, skier, paddle tennis player, fisherman and occasional golfer. Bob would especially light up in a regatta, racing his Watch Hill 15 Herreshoff sloop and leaving a fleet of competitors in his wake.
His greatest love was spending time with his adoring family and many friends from all walks of his life.
Bob was always up for an adventure and one time went out to Hawaii to visit one of his closest friends. He became so enamored of a new sport called “Windsurfing” that was taking hold out there that he bought one of the first models and brought it home to Rhode Island. There he introduced it to the town and to all of his friends. Bob also loved nothing more than racing across the prairie on horseback racing with his children and friends down on the family’s ranch in West Texas. He loved to cross the border with his family into Mexico and visit Ciudad Acuna and Mrs. Crosby’s popular restaurant for mariachi music and fabulous Mexican fare.
Robert was born in Englewood, New Jersey and attended the Englewood School of Boys and then graduated from the Choate School, in Wallingford, CT in 1949. Bob, as he was known, attended Middlebury College in Vermont, graduating from Columbia College in 1953 with a BA in business.
Bob performed his service to his country joining the U.S. Coast Guard from 1953-1957, with honorable discharge as a Lieutenant.
He then attended New York University Graduate School of Business and began working at the Hanover Bank. He started his own specialist business in 1963 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange founding Wreszin, Prosser, Romano & Co. Bob retired in 1987.
He was an active member of the John’s Island Club, New York Yacht Club, Watch Hill Yacht Club, Misquamicut Club and the Weekapaug Golf Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judith McKinlay Prosser; his three children, Robert Lowe Prosser, Jr., Richard Scott Prosser, Anne Martin Prosser, her husband, Hollis Forbes Russell; his step-children, Lindsay Stanley McConnel, Edwin James Cooper Stanley, his wife, Melinda, and his grandchildren, John Baird McConnel and Katherine Grace McConnel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Vero Beach. Condolences may be shared online at www.millenniumcremationservice.com.
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