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Robert Strunsky

Robert Strunsky, 84, former CBS executive, died Feb. 6 in Kingston, N.J., of cancer.

He served as the network’s director of corporate affairs and wrote speeches for executives, including the chairman, William S. Paley.

Joining CBS in 1944, Strunsky worked as an advertising copywriter before being promoted to spokesman and later director of press information. In the 1950s, he left to serve as director of advertising for Simon & Schuster. He also worked for the Ford Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before returning to CBS.

Strunsky was a 1927 graduate of Amherst College and worked at several newspapers early in his career.

Survived by his wife, Martha; three daughters, Mary Wisnovsky, Martha Ilic and Jane Wiseman; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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