In Memory of Robert M. Laske ’49

ROBERT M. LASKE ’49 of Middletown, Rhode Island, died May 28, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in chemistry and participated in basketball and Sigma Alpha Epsilon/Delta Sigma Psi. He received a master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University. He was a pilot in the Naval Air Corps, and assignments included patrolling the Soviet Union border from the Alaska Territory; serving in Japan during the Korean War and in Saigon, Vietnam; patrolling the Mediterranean in Morocco; and working as a communications officer for the USS Forrestal in Norfolk, Virginia, and editor of the Naval War College Review. He attained the rank of commander. He enjoyed traveling, wintering in Pensacola, Florida, and golf. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; one son and three daughters.

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