Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Royes, Mrs. Robert Easton (Margaret H. Fort) '44

1943 - 1945 Treasurer Book, under "Active": Mrs. Robert E. Royes 6/14/44 Pd 12/8/44 Pd. 12/19/45 5/28/46 June 27, 1947 June 30, 1948 June 30, 1949 June 1950 June 1951 Aug. 1952

Her mother was Mrs. Leslie Fort '22

Princeton Class of 1956

Robert E. Royes '56
Published in the July 6, 2011, issue
Our friend and classmate Bob Royes died peacefully April 18, 2011, at his home on Cape Cod. Army doctors discovered Bob had muscular dystrophy in the course of an ROTC physical our sophomore year. Fortunately, it progressed very slowly, allowing him to have a successful career in accounting/taxation and a fulfilling life with his family and friends.

Bob graduated from Plainfield (N.J.) High School. An economics major at Princeton, Bob was on the social committee at Terrace Club, played IAA tennis, and was a member of the Thirsty Thursday Club. His roommate senior year was Skip Banyard.

After graduating, Bob earned an M.B.A. from Rutgers. After several years with Price Waterhouse he moved into private accounting in the tax area.

Before retiring to Cape Cod, Bob lived in New Jersey and attended many football games and all his five-year reunions through the 40th. Bob's father graduated from Princeton in 1928.

Bob leaves his loyal and supportive wife, Julie; his sister, Helen; daughters Katie Boyd and Jenny Splaine and their husbands, Robert and Neal; and five granddaughters Emma, Sophie, Maggie, Lizzie, and Margot. We will remember Bob with affection as well as deep admiration and respect for a life well lived.

Robert Easton Royes Jr., 76

Robert Easton Royes Jr., 76
SOUTH YARMOUTH – Robert Easton Royes Jr., 76, of South Yarmouth, formerly of Scotch Plains, N.J., died April 18, 2011, in his home.

Bob was the beloved husband of Julie Toohey Royes and devoted father of Katherine Royes Boyd of Bedford Hills, N.Y., and Jennifer Royes Splaine of Winchester, Mass.

Born in Plainfield, N.J., Bob was a 1956 graduate of Princeton University and received his MBA in public accounting from Rutgers University in 1957. Bob, a CPA, began his career in New York City at Price Waterhouse and later went on to become Controller of Oakite Products in Berkeley Heights, N.J.

He retired to Cape Cod at age 59 where he volunteered his time performing treasurer/auditor functions for his church and several non-profit organizations. In addition to his wife and daughters, Bob is survived by his sister, Helen Royes Collins of Sarasota, Fla., five granddaughters, Emma, Sophie, Maggie, Lizzie and Margot and two sons-in-law, Robert Shepherd Boyd and Neal Francis Splaine.

A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will be held on May 7, 2011 at 2 p.m. at The First Congregational Church of Yarmouth. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to The First Congregational Church of Yarmouth, 329 Main Street, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675.

Notes of sympathy and condolence may be made to his family at

February 21, 1991 obituary for Robert Easton Royes

Robert Easton Royes

Robert Easton Royes
Robert Easton Royes,
84, of Scotch Plains, died
Tuesday, February 19,
1991 at Ashbrook Nursing
Home in Scotch Plains.
He was born in
Bayonne and had lived in
West Orange, North
Plainfield and Plainfield
before moving to Scotch
Plains in 1960.
Mr. Royes worked for
AT&T, New York for 21
years, retiring in 1960.
From 1928-1950 he was
employed as a Personal
Benefits Secretary for
N.Y. Telephone in New
York, N.Y.
He graduated from
Princeton University in
1928 and attended Fordham
Law School from
Mr. Royes was a
member of the Community
Chest, United Fund of
United Way in Plainfield
and served as a member of
the board and president.
He was also a board
member of the United
Way of Union County and
past member of the board
and president of the
United Family &
Children's Society in
His wife, Margaret H.
Fort Royes died in 1981.
Survivors include a son,
Robert E. Royes, Jr., of
Scotch Plains; a daughter,
Helen R. Collins, of Terrace
Park, Ohio; a sister,
Ruth C. Jewell, of Gladwyn,
Pa.; four grandchildren
and three greatgrandchildren.
Services and interment
are private. There will be
no calling hours at the
Memorial Funeral Home
in Fanwood.
Donations may be made
to United Way, 427 W.
7th Street, Plainfield, NJ

1974 Junior League Designer Showcase: The Martine House

1974 Designer Showcase Martine House Cover to Page 25

1974 Designer Showcase Martine House Page 26 to End

In addition to saving the 1988 Program for the Designers Showhouse of Cedar Brook Farm (aka The Martine House) which was organized by the Muhlenberg Auxiliary, PGC Member Anne Shepherd also kept the 1974 Designers Showcase of the very same home, organized by the Junior League.

Within the program pages, you will find mentioned many PGC members. They include: Clawson, MacLeod, Kroll, Davis, Wyckoff, Stevens, Loizeaux, Swain, Hunziker, Connell, Foster, Dunbar, Elliott, Fitzpatrick, Gaston, Hackman, Holman, Lockwood, Morrison, Royes, Rushmore, Sanders, Williams, Barnhart, Bellows, Burger, Burner, Carter, Clendenin, DeHart, Detwiller, Eaton, Eckert, Fort, Frost, Gonder, Keating, Laidlaw, Loosli, Madsen, Mann, Marshall, Miller, Moody, Moon, Morse, Murray, Mygatt, Barrett, Peek, Perkins, Pfefferkorn, Pomeroy, Pond, Royes, Samek, Sandford, Sheble, Stevens, Shepherd, Stewart, Stout, Trewin, Vivian, Zeller, Cochran, Mooney and Hall.

1947 Check Book

May 26, 1947
Margaret F. Royes
change for open houses
17.50 quarters
4.90 nickels

1975-1976 The Junior League of Plainfield

President: Mrs. Robert E. Royes, Jr. (Julie)

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership