Robert M. Schreiber died suddenly Sept. 26, 2018, at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island.
Bobby was born Nov. 10, 1940, in Newark, N.J. to Rose Berkowitz and Nathaniel Schreiber.
A graduate of Weequahic High School, he also attended Rutgers University.
His life was an odyssey and a remarkable adventure.
In 1972, he moved to Stockholm, Sweden, to sell Frye boots and bell-bottom jeans. Bringing with him not just American style but also American spirit, his business quickly flourished. As an entrepreneur, but more as an art lover, he began collecting Rorstrand Porcelain. Before he knew it, he had amassed the largest and most important collection in the world. This led to a 1999 exhibition at the American Craft Museum, and a reception was held at the Swedish Embassy in his honor.
An early adopter of the North Fork of Long Island, he put down roots in Cutchogue. He was dedicated to preserving open space. His 47-acre farm on Oregon Road is a great example, with grapes and sod still cultivated there.
Bobby leaves behind his son, Bjorn; namesake grandson, Robert; sister, Evanne; brother Dick, former wives, Maggie and Sherry plus dearest friend, Amy O’Donnell Marr.
He had a circle of devoted friends — including but certainly not limited to — Edward and Ellie Ash, Charles and Jenn Bank, Roger Perlman, Julie Balick, Susan Norris and Kerri and Justin Maylath.
He will be dearly missed by them all.
This is a paid notice.