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Palm Beach Civic Association

In Memoriam

Bob Lappin

Bob Lappin

The Palm Beach Civic Association is grateful for the exceptional life and service of our director Bob Lappin who passed away in Boston on Monday, August 19, 2013.

Bob was a highly respected member of the Palm Beach community.  He was the founder, music director and conductor of the Palm Beach Pops, which debuted at the Kravis Center in 1992.

Mr. Lappin and the Pops appeared in an annual subscription series at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Florida Atlantic University. He also served as guest conductor for symphonic pops orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was the former chairman and president of Lappin Communications, Inc., which owns radio stations.

Mr. Lappin was the former chairman and president of Pepsi-Cola bottling companies in New England and served on many corporate and philanthropic boards throughout the United States. He received the first Cultural Leader of the Year Award and was named a Distinguished Artist Scholar-in-Residence by Florida Atlantic University. He was a graduate of Ithaca College.