Robert J. Ziegler enjoyed working on national magazines and enjoyed working in New York City.
Using the GI Bill benefits he had earned during World War II, he studied nights at Pace University in Manhattan for several years, earning a bachelor's in business.
All the while, he was working in magazine production while commuting from his home in Springfield, Union County, his daughters said.
On Saturday, March 22, Mr. Ziegler, 88 of Manahawkin, Ocean County, a retired executive for several national magazines, died of heart failure at the Southampton, Bucks County, home of his daughter Kathleen Greco.
On his first day at Look magazine in the early 1950s, Greco said, he walked into its Manhattan lobby to find a flock of photographers waiting for a celebrity to appear.