Edward Bane Robert, Zeta Zeta '56

 

Zeta Zeta alumni are sad to report the passing of Brother Edward "Eddie" Robert, ZZ '56, on August 29th. Brother Robert was born in Natchitoches, LA in 1934, joined the Friars and DKE at LSU, and then joined the U.S. Navy after graduation, where he was commissioned as a Navigator and Operations Officer, and served at sea in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Caribbean. After his honorable discharge, Brother Robert entered the offshore drilling industry, and operated his own consultancy in that industry until the time of his death. He was a direct descendant of Louis St. Denis, the founder of Natchitoches, which is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, and also of the Reverend Pierre Robert, the first Huguenot minister to come to the new world in 1682. Eddie was an avid outdoorsman and member of NRA and Ducks Unlimited. He is survived by two sons, Jonathan (Psi '96) and Timothy, and two daughters, as well as several grandchildren. Brother Robert has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Rampant Lion Foundation (P.O. Box 8360, Ann Arbor, MI, 48107) or Covenant House.