Bob is 80 years old and has been married to Merry (Hayes) for 56 years. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren and reside in a 209 year historic home in Alloway, Salem County that is on the National Register of Historic Places. He has been involved with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony since its beginning over 30 years ago, has been on the board for a number of years, was President from 2009-2013, and is currently Treasurer. His company, Woodruff Energy, has been a Symphony sponsor for many years. Bob is a graduate of the University of Delaware (1958, BS in Accounting), and a graduate of a 9 week Business Management course at Harvard Business School (1975). Bob is still active in his family company since 1958, served as President for a number of years and is currently a Senior Vice President. Woodruff Energy makes natural gas, petroleum products, propane and installs and services HVAC equipment.
In addition to his work with the Symphony, Bob has been involved in community activities in a number of areas. He served on the NJ State Board of Education for 15 years and was President from 1996-98. He was President of the NJ Fuel Merchants of NJ (1980-82), was a member of the NJ Supreme Court District #1 Ethics Commission (2007-2010), member and past president of the Bridgeton Rotary Club, a member, elder, and choir member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton, past member and Chair of the Alloway Township Planning Board for 30 years, past president of the Bridgeton Area United Way, and various other activities. His current interests in addition to music, are tennis, gardening, traveling and his grandchildren.