OBITUARY: Robert Allguyer

August 27, 2021
By Staff Report

Robert E. Allgyer, Jr. of Oyster Bay, New York died unexpectedly on August 6, 2021 of a heart attack at the age of 42. Rob is survived by his beloved wife Bianca, mother Sally (Bruce) Allgyer Birgbauer, brother Ken (Erin) Allgyer, sister Sarah Allgyer Thomas, his nephews Henry and George Thomas, mother-in-law Gina Sloof, and brother in-laws Gary Sloof and Miguel Sanchez. He is preceded in death by his father Robert E. Allgyer.

Rob was born on November 6, 1978 in Lake Forest, Illinois. He attended Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest High School, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2000 majoring in History and Economics.

Professionally, he had a successful 21-year career in Finance. His career started at UBS where he held a variety of positions including Managing Director and in 2018, he joined Nomura Securities International where he was a Managing Director and most recently the Co-Head of M&A, Americas. He loved his work, colleagues, and the clients he served around the world.

Outside of his professional career Rob enjoyed the outdoors, cheering on his Chicago sports teams, traveling the world, golfing, fishing, and most of all spending time with his family. While gone too soon, Rob lived a very full life and cherished his friendships with so many close childhood friends. As one of his friends wrote, “All of my memories of Rob are so clear because he was larger than life. Rob was a moving force in the room. He was a bright and charismatic person. One of the truly great guys. The type of person that you are lucky to meet once in a lifetime.”

A memorial service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held on September 1, 2021 at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lake Forest Country Day School, www.lfcds.org/giving, National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative/ or to a charity of your choice.