Robert W. Wright, 97

Robert W. Wright

Robert W. Wright, 97, formerly of Princeton, NJ died on February 3, at home in Teaneck, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newark, NJ on January 29, 1920 and raised in Princeton, Robert graduated from Princeton HS in 1939.


He attended Lincoln University in Pa. before enlisting in the army during WW II. Robert fought with the 999th Field Artillery Battalion (Colored) from 1944 until the end of the war. When he returned home in 1946, he found employment with Princeton’s Rockwood Dairy.

Robert retired from the dairy in 1967 and later worked as a security guard at Princeton University.


Robert loved to travel and he often took cruises with his companion of 25 years, Geraldine Burch. The pair settled in Willingboro, NJ and together took up photography and craft-making. Robert received multiple awards for his photos, wooden chests and rocking horses.


Son of the late Bruce and Alice Thigpen Wright, brother of the late Honorable Bruce McM. Wright, and the late Juanita Wright Moss, he is survived by two sons Robert and Pastor Bruce McMarion Wright II, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held at Community Baptist Church in Englewood, NJ on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 11:00 am.