Robert R. Ammerman died on May 28, 2021. He was born in Buffalo, New York in 1927, and moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1937. In 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 88th Infantry Division in Italy. In 1947, he participated in the first U.N. Peacekeeping Mission in Trieste. Discharged in 1948, he enrolled at Swarthmore College in 1949, graduating with highest honors in 1953. After a year pursuing graduate studies in philosophy at Princeton University, he transferred to Brown University. He received his doctorate in 1956, completing his dissertation under the guidance of Richard Taylor, Ph.D. Robert joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin later that year, achieving the rank of professor. He was passionate about teaching and introduced new and popular courses in diverse topics in and related to philosophy. He retired in 1989. After living in Italy for a year, he settled in Florida until 2001, moving then to Cincinnati, Ohio to be closer to his son and grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Robert T. Ammerman, daughter-in-law Caroline B. Ammerman, grandsons Patrick B. Ammerman and Evan R. Ammerman, and nephew Linwood A. Benner, Jr.
Robert was known for his wonderful sense of humor, keen intellect, and generosity with friends and family. His passions included classical music, classic films, literature, history, learning new languages, and Italian food. He will be missed by all who knew him.