Prominent Salt Lake architect Robert Lawrence Springmeyer, 68, died July 5, 1988.
Mr. Springmeyer graduated from Standford University in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in engineering where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Phi honorary societies.He opened his own architect office Salt Lake in 1954. His major architectural works in Utah included the principal buildings at Salt Lake Community College, Sevier Valley Technical College and several elementary schools throughout Utah
He was elected president of the Utah Chapter of American Institute of Architects in 1963. That same year, he was installed as the president of the Salt Lake Exchange Club.
In 1964, he was elected to the national board of directors of the United States Ski Association and later served as vice president of that organization. He pioneered local youth ski racing as a member of the Old Timers organization.
During a stint in the Army, 1942, he and his Army engineer platoon led an assault to capture a French battleship in Casablanca harbor in October 1942. He was wounded in Tunisia when a German butterfly bomb he was attempting to disassemble exploded. He received the Purple Heart for his wounds.
He returned to his unit in time for the final assault on Tunis, then went through the landings in Sicily and at Salerno and Anzio, Italy.
Just days after his unit accompanied the assault that swept through Rome, Mr. Springmeyer was assigned to duty in the United States.
After his war experience, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a degree in architecture.
For 10 years, he served as a Cub Scout commissioner.
For more than 15 years, he served as the director and treasurer of American Protectors Insurance Co.
Funeral services will be July 7 at the Parley's 3rd Ward Chapel, 2615 Stringham Ave.