Longtime UR trustee Bob Witmer has died

Aug 19, 2019
Originally published on August 19, 2019 12:41 pm

The  University of Rochester is mourning the passing of Bob Witmer. He was 82.

UR officials say that Witmer, an alumnus of the university, served as a member of its Board of Trustees for 40 years, including serving as chair from 2003 to 2008.

A statement from the university says that the university “benefitted greatly from his leadership and counsel.”  UR says that Witmer was a deeply committed community leader and a highly respected legal advisor.

He was a retired partner at the law firm Nixon Peabody.  Witmer was also a past president of the New York State Bar Association.

Details about funeral arrangements are not available yet.