Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
The Swarthmore community was saddened to learn Sunday morning of the death of Robert “Bobby” Berman ’05. Berman passed away in his room in Wharton Central sometime Friday night or Saturday morning and was found by friends, according to a reserved-students e-mail sent to students early Sunday by Dean Bob Gross.
As of Sunday evening, no cause of death has been released by the College or authorities. The Deans immediately scheduled a gathering in Bobby’s memory held in Bond Memorial Hall Sunday afternoon. News of Berman’s death spread quickly throughout campus on Sunday, hitting the senior class especially hard. A hallmate of Berman’s expressed the sentiment that he will be missed even by those who were familiar with him only through living on the same floor.
According to Gross’ email, Berman was a Physics major from Illinois and is survived by both parents and a sister.
The Daily Gazette will provide more details, including information on any memorial services, as they become available.