That pinochle group that Bob and Betty were in didn't just bring together couples, it brought together several families from St. Edward's. We all remember the fun times they shared, and that we all had half a dozen sets of 'parents' watching us. We celebrate the wonderful life Bob had, and how much he meant to us all.
As a child I remember Bob and Betty Fries joining with LeClairs, Hacketts, Osterkamps, and my parents to play cards, have a laugh or two, and support each other as families were raised. Bob was the vocalist at my brother Steve's wedding reception - What a long life he had - touched so many lives - and I am so glad that he was there with my parents. Blessings to the remaining family members, and may your memories of your dad, brother, uncle give you comfort.
Thoughts and prayers for all of Bob and Betty's family. All of us in the Sass clan have wonderful memories of time well spent with the Fries. I will always recall Bob with a twinkle in his eye, ready laughter, and a humorous perspective. And his wonderful voice in St. Edward's. May his warm spirit wrap around you with a father's blessing.
Please accept my sincere condolences. I was very sad to hear of Uncle Bob's passing. I will always have fond memories of him from childhood visits and reunions.
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.