Dear Leo, Your entry re Bob meant so much to me and Bob's family. To sum up Bob, you nailed it beautifully. Thank you.
My condolences to you
May your family find comfort in drawing close to God at this most difficult times in your lives.
Dear Alcock Family,
I am so sorry for your beloved loss. May God comfort you all in your time of grief (1Cor 1:3,4)
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
We will miss you Bob.
Say hello to Senior for us.
To Bob's friends and family. Please accept my sincere condolences. Bob was truly a special person in my life.
Bob moved me to Texas City where I reported to him for several years as Operations Manager. Bob and I lunched together most workdays and played golf together 5-6 days a week for those years. What was special was, out of the office the subject of work was never mentioned even on those days that virtually commanded otherwise. I must have 1,000 Alcock stories.
At a time, then and now where unfortunately race and status matters, Bob was truly special. Not a single time in all the many hours, discussions and interactions with and involving Bob did it ever matter whether you were a fellow professional, waitress, busboy,etc.,Bob treated you with respect and dignity. I recall Bob offering his special advice to restaurant workers, clerical staff,strangers, myself and others much like we were his own children. It must have been a premonition but just earlier this week I was laughing and telling someone prior to my learning of Bob's passing how I had a former boss (Bob) who would be very unhappy with my decision making and you would say even in a full staff meeting, 'Leo, I have a baby girl who could do better than that'. Of course as only Bob could do it became a term of endearment as Bob would never let it be known his 'baby girl' as I recall was or close to being a Rhodes Scholar.
I can recall like yesterday, laughign about our situation with while having Christmas dinner in a Texas City Jack in the Box after dealing with some sort of Refinery problem that commanded two single guys attention that day. At some point I even ended up with a long time girlfriend aided and abetted by Bob playing Cupid.
Finally, I frequently and vividly recall walking down a country club fairway with Bob and hearing him say, 'Leo, did we ever think while growing up, we would ever be so lucky. We are not that much smarter than anyone, we were just in the right spot in the line'.
I will never forget Bob, he became that important to me. As sad as I am about his passing, it has to be infinitely more so for those closer to him than I.
To the family and friends, please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of comfort keep you close during this time of your mourning .