I was stunned to read of Rob's passing on Linkedin. I worked with Rob for his entire career at Boise Cascade. He always stood out for his intellect, integrity, work ethic, and sense of humor. He truly was a "glass half full" person and a pleasure to work with. I know I am a better person for having known Rob. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
My heart is broken, I just learned the news through my normal method of staying in-touch with Rob through LinkedIN. Rob hired me at Boise Cascade in Orlando in 1997, until he relocated. He has been the best boss and I called him a long distance friend. I am a better person by knowing him, I will miss him. My sincere condolences to Laurie and the entire family. (Penny Macioszek-Orlando, FL)
Rob will be missed. I just read about his passing today. I am truly sorry for the void his family will feel with the loss.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during your time of sadness.
My profound condolences to you and family. I worked with Rob for many years at Boise and OfficeMax in Phoenix and enjoyed having him as a boss and colleague. Depending on context, he used to call me either "Commander Data" (after the Star Trek character), as I crunched numbers for him, or "Captain Quality," during my tenure as head of the Quality Council.
Two characteristics stand out in my memory about Rob: his grace under pressure (always calm and unflappable) and his integrity. He was always clear about his values and expectations, but recognized and respected different opinions and beliefs.
When I see planes from nearby Deer Valley Airport overhead, I recall his enthusiasm for flying and flight simulation software. In the future, those planes will frequently remind me of Rob and his smile.
I know his loss will leave a void in many lives. I am happy for having known him.