My over 30 year loyal email pal, how i miss Him. Always brought a smile to my face with his terrific sense of humor. Sympathy to His Family and Friends and hope Good Memories will Help Them Cope.
Nina, His UPS Friend
you will be missed by your loving family and friends. I am so thankful that you were so kind and loving to my best friend (Rosie) I am so glad you were in her life you made her very happy. You are with God now, no more pain and suffering.
.May you rest in peace.
With deepest sympathy.
Bob my friend sometimes near sometimes far but always in my heart.
dennis from Corina
Uncle "Funny" Bob you will be missed I know we lost touch as I got older but I always remember the silly jokes you used to tell and the gag gifts you used to send. I'll keep making people laugh just like you did for me all those years ago
Uncle Bob, I’m not quite sure where to even begin. You are so incredibly loved by my little Keys family, and to say that we miss you is an enormous understatement. I will never get used to the fact that I won’t hear you call me “pumpkin” anymore, I won’t hear you call Hudson “Rappahannock” anymore, I won’t hear you constantly poking fun at Erik being “one of the two tallest men in the world” anymore, and I won’t be able to introduce you to another little boy to love, Cayden. But most of all, and probably the hardest pill for me to swallow is knowing that I will never be able to just sit around with you, and listen to the jokes that always made me laugh, listen to the millions of random facts that you always educated me with, and listen to the stories of when you were younger, and lessons that you learned then that you passed on to me to know now. It’s hard knowing that you are gone from this life, but in some ways it is a relief to know that you are biking, running, cooking, and just doing all of the things that you always swore you missed so much in the last few years. Thank you for all of the countless trips to Vermont, and for watching me sled down the same hill over and over again, and never getting frustrated in the least when I would go right back up to the top of that hill. Thank you for all of the countless black beans and rice dinners that you made for me, even when you had no plans to cook it for yourself. Thank you for instilling in me the love for Ansel Adams’ photography, and the stories behind so many of his photos. Thank you for 30 years of laughs and smiles, and so much wisdom. Most of all, thank you for loving me far more than the uncle and godfather that you were to me. Thank you for loving Erik like a grandson from the moment that you met him, and thank you for loving my boys as your own blood.
I had a dream the other night that you came to visit me. You didn’t say a word. But you were younger again, dressed in an old familiar t-shirt, and acid wash jeans. We just walked, and even though you didn’t say a word I felt a tremendous amount of peace. You were happy, and you were healthy again. You were the Uncle Bob from my childhood, and that is who I like to think you are once again.
We love you Uncle Bob, so, so much. I know we will all see you again, and that it something to cherish and hold on to. Until then, the world is just a little less wise, a little less silly, and a little less bright without you in it.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Bob started out as Brother-in-Law but very quickly morphed into an older Brother. We developed a wonderful relationship filled with Laughter, Learning and a bit of beer at times. :-)
Over the years we shared our thoughts on everything from the meaning of life to where you could find the best burger in NYC. We debated often and it served to teach me a lot and I hope him a little also.
Bob blessed me with my beautiful niece Amy who is now more of a little sister to me and in turn Amy gifted my family with her own. We love them all dearly. He gave my sister a beautiful loving life. Couldn’t have asked for more in someone to care for her (and keep her out of my hair LOL).
I will always remember him as one of the best things about this lifetime alongside many others I have been blessed with. I loved how complex a person he was. How smart and quick witted. Verbally jousting for hours was our hobby. He was a hard man to figure out, but if you found the key it opened a new world for you. A world of laughter and knowledge to be treasured. Dude you keep a stool open for me next to you and Mooney. I know he found a Blarney Stone on some corner. ‘Til then Denise and I will take care of Rosie and think of you always. “Between who you once were and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.”
Uncle Bob, I can't tell You how much You're missed. All the stories and the laughs that we shared. I loved all the stories You would tell me about Corona, UPS, Hiking in Vermont, whether it on dirt or snow shoeing.
There are so many awesome memories that I will treasure for a lifetime.
Until We Meet Again
Your Favorite Sister-in-law
We are so sorry for the loss of our Dad. May he be at peace. We were so blessed to have been a part of his life, and enjoy his quick wit. We are so We will miss him terribly. We are so lucky to have our son, Shane, know him and will remember him always. God bless until we meet again. 💔💕🙏
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.