Robert Bridges ’82

It is with a heavy heart that I share that my father, Robert Bridges ’82, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2022.

While at Deerfield, Rob was a diver on four New England championship teams, head of the Glee Club and Mellow-D’s, and a proctor in Pocumtuck dormitory. He was an active supporter of Deerfield as an alumnus and was thrilled when I followed in his footsteps as a member of the Class of ’12. He especially loved watching my swim meets and water polo games. One year he even volunteered as a diving coach and commuted to and from Greenwich, CT, every Sunday to spend all day at the pool, helping my teammates to improve their dives. We attended our 10th and 40th Deerfield reunions together this past June, something we had always talked about doing. While this was sadly one of the last times I would see my dad, I’m grateful for the quality time that we enjoyed together that weekend.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Greenwich.


Austin Bridges ’12

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