My mother, Helen Kuller Snider, wishes to express her condolences to the family of Robert Kane.
When I first came to Oxford, Rob and Carol were by far the most welcoming and friendly faces I found. Rob and I shared a deep love of opera was well as of Sophocles, Homer, and all of Greek classical literature. As Chair I read the extraordinarily enthusiastic students evaluations of his teaching, described as both "passionate" and "witty." The loss of his friendship is irreparable.
Maureen and I offer our condolences to your family. It was a privilege to be Rob's colleague for many years.
The world's light has dimmed with Rob's passing. His brilliant mind, impish humor, and quiet generosity touched many people--likely without his having been aware of it or making much of it. Our family shall be forever grateful to him, and cherish him always. Much love to Carol, John and Ned.