You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Sue and family. I had the joy of working and spending time with Bob in Saudi Arabia and he will be missed. He was a hard worker and he always took his work seriously ,but was able to enjoy his free time with a relaxed and easy demeanor. There are certain people that I have enjoyed more than others, and Bob was such a person. Farewell my friend.
Dear Olexa Family, I was so shocked and saddend to hear of Robert's passing. The Carney girls have such fond memories of our trips to Houston to see Mamaw and Papaw and visiting our cousins in Beaumont. Those were such fun times when all the cousins would get together, running thru Papaw's backyard, swinging on his makeshift swings under the pecan tree's or running thru Mamaw's living room and hearing all the tea cups rattling. When Robert made a trip to Chicago to visit the Carney family,that was so exciting for us because now someone was coming to visit us. We had such great times showing Robert Chicago and will always cherish those memories. He was such a sweet kind person and grew to have the same beloved looks and characteristics of our Papaw. Now Papaw, Mamaw,Sister Damien, and brother Michael will be taking him under their wings in Heaven. Our prayers go out to all family and friends whose hearts Robert touched.
I guess you don't have too many Pipers there in Texas, so tonight, here in Bahrain, I blew my Great Highland Bagpipes and played 'Flowers of the Forest' for Robert. This is the 'Last Post' of piping and is a fond farewell to an admired colleague and friend. 'Beannachd leat' my friend.
Robert was a friend, I regret that he passed before I had a chance to see him again. My condolences to all the Olexa family.
A mild mannered and calm person, Robert had found peace way ahead of the rest of us. I will remember him for that and his sense of humor. God bless him. I pray god to give his family patience and help them come to terms with his loss.
My deepest sympathy to the Olexa family. I have not seen Robert since high school but remember him as always being kind, humble, and fun loving. There are no words to heal the pain in your hearts, just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Robin Amos Gruber
I will always have fond memories of times spent with Robert and the Olexa family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May God keep you and bless your family during these trying and sad times.
Dear Sue, Aunt Doris, Uncle Irwin and the Olexa cousins, I am so sorry for your loss of Robert. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and in memory of Robert. As with my sisters I also remember when Robert came to visit his Carney cousins that summer with Mammaw, Pawpaw and Sister Damien. I can remember the fun playing catch with Robert and Pawpaw and them coming to watch my little league baseball games. I am certain that Sister Damien is taking good care of Robert. Again my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Love Kevin
Roberts passing saddens my heart and at the same time with a smile on my face of memories from high school. I can remember a large group of us sneaking into Showtown just so we could all be together, I don't even remember if we watched the movie. I will always remember him as a kind and gentle soul. To his family, I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers.
My Dear Sister-in-Christ,
You know how shocked I was when I read your email about Robert's sudden passing. You know that I've kept you and the entire Olexa family in my prayers. I never met Robert, but from talking and emailing with you, I KNEW he was a rock-solid Christian, how much you loved one another, and were in one accord in your faith in Jesus Christ. From reading all the messages, I have a clear picture of a very humble, well-respected man who will be missed by many. Prayers are still going up for all of you, but especially for you, Sue. I know God has His loving hands around you and will comfort you in the days ahead, and will direct your path. And, I KNOW that your faith will keep you strong.
Much love sent your way as well as our deepest sympathies for you and the entire family.
Sue, I cannot say it enough how sorry I am for your loss. I know the love you and Robert had for each other was very special, even with the miles that physically separated you, through your Faith and Love you both made it work. Remember your not alone for GOD holds you in his hands.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Roberts family. He was a valued colleague and member of the MPP family.
I will truly miss his reassuring smile; it always made the trials and tribulations of life in Saudi a little easier to endure.
May his soul rest in eternal peace and look down upon us with that infectious smile.
What a true warrior for God we have lost in this world. I know that God is delighted to welcome home his good and faithful servant and that He will continue to bless his wife ... until...
Rest in peace, Robert.
Olexa Family, you were a large part of my childhood. Robert was such a kind person. I am filled with memories of you all. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy to Sue and the entire Olexa Family. Robert will be greatly missed by many. I will hold the fondest memories of the times shared with Robert when the Carney family visited the Olexa cousins at their Beaumont compound, his visit with our family in Illinois and his trip to the big city of Chicago, and the time Danny and I visited Robert when he lived in San Antonio. Robert was a true gentleman and a kind and compassionate person. Love Suzanne and Danny
Deepest sympathy and condolances to the entire Olexa family. I worked with Robert for more than 15 years in the Middle East and will always remember his humanity and willingnes to help others. He will be sorely missed.
It's very hard to say Good Bye to Robert.
I have a feeling that he is still in vacation and I will see him next week.
His famous lough is still in front of my eyes.
Robert is still living between us in MPP Khobar office.
May his soil rest in peace
To the Olexa family,our thoughts and prayers are with you. Have many good memories with Robert surrounding sports and Beaumont High. God be with you.
My condolences to Robert's wife and family. He will be sorely missed here in Al-Khobar as he was widely respected both for his work and as a person. I have had the pleasure of working with him and being his manager for the time he was in Saudi Arabia.
One of my most recent memories was of him coming to my office riled up about something I had done and within 30 seconds we were laughing about it.
A gentleman. May he rest in peace.
There are places (and people) I remember all my life though some have changed...
Condolences to the family for your loss .
One of lifes gentlemen has passed away Heartfelt condolances to all the family A good friend and co-worker with a great sence of humor. The office will be quieter without you buddy. Stephen S. Rodgers
His laconic Texan drawl will be sadly missed here in Saudi. One of lifes gentlemen and a good friend.
Judy and I will miss you. We know we will see each other again. You were the best brother-in-law I could have.
I didn't know Robert but learned of his homegoing through my sister-in-law, Rhonda Rochelle. I was in a Bible study with Kathy during the summer of 1990. She exuded all the wonderful qualities people use to describe Robert. Kathy, I will be praying for you, your husband and two children, and other family members. The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Aunt Doris, Uncle Irwin, Bill, Tim, Kathy & Jeffrey
The news of Robert was such a shock and a sad day. The memories or our trips to Houston to see all of our cousins was always a highlight in our lives in Dallas. So many good times shared, ones few people are blessed to have. Roberts trip to Chicago will remain a found memory, we sure loved seeing our Olexa cousins. All the kind words expressed about Robert are found in each and every one of you. I never knew Robert and I shared the same birthday. Every August 6th I will look to the heavens and wish him a happy birthday. My thoughts are with each and every one of you. Love Diane
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Roberts passing. He brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget Green Valley and the weekends we spent together in Bahrain. Those were great times that we will never forget. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Karen & Al
My dear Erwin, Doris and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you in this difficult time.
My deepest sympathies to the Olexa family. Robert, being my first "boyfriend" will always have a special place in my heart. Most of my fondest memories of high school were with Robert-including hanging out at Sam's BBQ (I posted a few pictures-love the one of him and Sara-she had the biggest crush on him too)He was such a kind and gentle soul. My prayers are with you all.
I am so sorry to hear about Robert's passing. He was a friend of mine. Robert was one of the finest people that I have been honored to have called friend. You are in my prayers. God bless.
Dear Aunt Doris, Uncle Erwin and Olexa Cousins,
I am so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Robert had such a gentle presence about him,always so kind, a true gentleman. I will always remember visiting your family when we were growing up,how handsome he looked in his baseball uniform,so much like PawPaw. Our love and support is always here for your family.God Bless you at this time of sorrow. Love, Tootsie
My deepest sympathies. What great pictures. What great memories. A
very sad day.
Friend, Classmate, loved by many, God Bless You Robert Olexa..We will miss you....
Sending my love to the Olexa family. I'm so very sorry for your lose.
Lynn Taylor Moor
To all the Olexa family... love and prayers.
I have lit a candle for Robert. My son, Mark Jr, is a Counselor at Forest Lawn and informed me of lighting a candle. May your memories of Robert remain with you always.
My deepest sympathy and condolences are with the entire Olexa family. Please know that all of you will remain in my Prayers. After losing my husband, Mark, I have come to believe that every now and then God needs another Angel. God Bless each of you.
I am so sorry for your loss and know tht my love and prayers are with you and your family.
Dorothy Steen West Des Moines,Iowa
Saddened to hear this news. Praying for comfort for his loved ones left behind.
Dearest Olexa Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Robert and some really great photos that I will cherish forever. He was so much fun and so good looking, too! May his soul rest in peace and peace and prayers to the family.
Much love to all,
The Robert I remember was so kind and handsome. He, Kathy and I attended school from elementary though to graduation and he was just a really great guy. I know he will be missed by many. To his family and friends I extend my sympathy and prayers.
Such sad news. My best memories of Beaumont High, Sam's and Crystal Beach include Robert. What a great guy. Rest in Peace bro. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.
What a tragic loss. Robert was such a sweet, cool guy and I have such fond memories of him at BHS, the beach, and Sam's BBQ. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Olexa family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Anita Ivey Brown
Great guy-went to high school with Robert. Many of his school mates are remembering him right now. My sympathies and prayers to his family.
Theresa (Cantu) Johnston
Praying for the family. I was a classmate of Robert and Kathy.
God bless you Robert. Fair winds and calm seas my friend and brother. My prayers and heart are with you and your family right now.
Reading the above entries, it is obvious Robert impressed many lifes with his gentle kindness and easy going nature.
I realised those traits during our time spent together in Doha, Qatar after leaving Saudi Arabia in 2003, both at work and the many relaxing times over dinners or at the golf course.
You have, no doubt, been blessed to have shared your life as his wife and friend. We here on earth have lost a wonderful soul, but it has been Heavens gain, which gives us such hope knowing he is there awaiting us.
So Robert until we meet again, God Bless.
WorleyParsons, Houston, TX
I remember Robert as the handsome high school jock that never knew a stranger,and was kind to everyone, even me being a Freshman while I believe he was a senior. I was the same grade as his sweet brother Jeff. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and all his BHS Classmates!
I had the extreme privilege of being a high school classmate of Robert's at Beaumont High. He will forever hold a special place in our memories as a kind and gentle friend to all. On behalf of all fellow 1974 graduates of Beaumont High, I wish to extend our most heartfelt condolences to his family. He will remain in our hearts an "Ever Loyal Royal Purple," BHS Class of '74.
Heartfelt sympathy for your unexpected loss...Robert was a deeply caring person and wonderful to know.
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Robert was a dear friend and a true gentleman. We will miss him dearly. This terrible loss has affected every single one of us greatly. Just know that you are not alone. We will cherish the memories forever…
I am truly saddened by Robert's death. Robert was more than just a friend; he was an amazing person. He was always so kind and considerate to us that we always welcomed seeing him at every opportunity.
His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Robert's memory will always remain deep within my heart.
If there is anything that i can do to help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to call me at anytime. I am always here for you and your family.
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Words cannot express how saddened we are, you are in our prayers.
Sincere Sympathy to Robert's family. I enjoyed working with Rob. He always had his big smile. Humble and great person, will be missed by many but always remembered with great fondness.
I am so sorry for your loss; my thoughts are with his family.
With my deepest sympathy. A good friend , will miss the e-mails and general banter about anything. A great loss to me.
I am deeply sorrowed by Robert's passing. I wish I could be there with you but you know why I can't. May God hold you in his arms the next few days. I love you and will continue to pray for you and your extended family. I never met Robert, but knew of his goodness through you. Heaven received a wonderful warrior this week.
I am greatly saddened to hear of Robert's passing; I have enjoyed working with Robert for 11 years. His pleasant manner, cheerful disposition and good friendship will be greatley missed. All our thoughs are with you at this sad time.
It saddens me deeply for the loss of your loved one and a great friend and co-worker since 2005. Bruce Wayne Greeson
Mr. Robert Olexa was once of the best man I ever come in contact with. I have no words to express my feeling of sorrow. The relation he kept with our team was exemplary. I am not even thinking he is passed away, feeling like he is still some where here.
Really we miss him, A good guide, best friend and so on.
May Allah rest his soul in peace.
Thanks and Regards,
Design Supervisor- Piping, Worleyparsons
You will always live in our hearts and will always be remembered as a great person, a wonderful friend and a mentor like no other. My prayers for you and your family. We love you sir Robert, and we'll always miss you.
We will miss your soft spoken words and gentle smile.May you find peace with our creator and have eternal life.
With deepest sympathy. Robert will be sadly missed by his friends and colleauges in Al-Khobar. May his soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Heartfelt condolence to all family members. A great loss, may his soul rest in peace.
A colleague; an admirer
It was the worst day of this year when I heard the news of the SAD demise of our beloved Freind Robert Olexa. We have worked together and we use to talk a lot about things backhome. He was truely a nice person I have asked GOD several times to guide him the the RIGHT PATH and give him the LIGHT. I have prayed for him and I would liek to condole his Wife and family. He was really a true friend a nice person a polished Gentleman.
WorleyParsons Saudi Arabia
My name is Khalid Saeed from MPP Project Saudi Arabia, I knew Robert for almost more than 10 years, he was a cool guy even though i did not have any business comunication with him but i do met him in smokers corner with one cup of coffee in one hand and a other hand with ciggrate and i met with him several time in the elevator. He always waited for me even ther are are other guys in the elevator.
I will really miss him, GOD bless his soul and my condolence with his family.
Rob, you will be greatly missed by your friends and colleague at WorleyParsons here in Saudi Arabia. This terrible loss will be felt until the sadness disappears and is replaced by good memories, of which there are many. You were larger than life, full of passion and a dear friend.
My deepest sympathies to your wife and family at this time.