Robert Joseph Roper, 67, general manager of the Chevy Chase Country Club from 1948 to 1954, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 24 at the North Anne Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie.
Mr. Roper was a native of Duluth, Minn., and attended the Univeristy of Minnesota and Cornell University. He came to Washington after serving with the Marines in the Pacific during World War II and living for a time in New York.
After leaving the Chevy Chase Country Club, he worked from 1954 until about 1960 as manager of the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond. He moved to the Baltimore area and was active in hotel and property management.
Mr. Roper was a member of the Club Managers Association of America and was a past-president and regional vice president of the Hotel Sales Managers Association of America.
His marriage to the former Margaret Jones ended in divorce. His second wife, Hilda S. Roper, died in 1978.
His survivors include two daughters by his first marriage, Margaret Eliza Roper of Fayetteville, N.C., and Jessie Ellen Roper of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Thomas Jardine Roper of Raliegh; and a sister, Elizabeth J. De Stefano of Vallejo, Calif.