I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Bobby BUOTTE. He was a good friend and he truly loved the USCG.
CDR Harold S. GOLDSTEIN, USCG RET
There are very few people you will meet in you lifetime that you can say "They made a difference" I have had the distinct honor and privilege of knowing such a man in Bobby. His calm demeanor and strong sense of purpose are found in few. I have watched him over the last 30 years develop from a shy teenager to a leader of men. He developed the ability to balance his love and devotion to his family with that of his Country.
Bobby, you will be missed, but your legacy will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved you.
Dylan and Kristen, when you find it tough going now and throughout life, Take a deep breath, close your eyes and think, what would my dad be telling me right now.
My family grew with the addition of a new sister-in-law and two nieces. Just so we are clear Mal, once your in, there is no getting out.
Dad, I think that the student has become the teacher.
My deepest sympathies to the Buotte family as I just learned of Bobby's passing today. I was stationed with Bobby in the Reserve Administration Branch in Boston from 1983-1985. Bobby was a great Coastie, teacher, and mentor. I was a non-rate striking Yeoman (YN) in the office, and Bobby took me under his wing and taught me what it was like to be a YN. Basically, he instilled in me that we were in the "people" business. Bobby loved the Coast Guard and his family. The Coast Guard and his shipmates have lost a great and honorable servant. He will be missed by all who knew him.
love you bobby,
rest in peace,love you cheb
in memory of my dearest brother, bobby, charlie brown as we in the family used to call him. bobby you are such a great guy.i will miss you terribly, you've always been my baby brother, and you still are. 143 cheb as you always called me since you were just a baby xxoo