I had the fortune to fly with Zach in his early Navy days as his Flight Engineer. He was always positive, treated his crew with the utmost courtesy and respect, and earned the respect and friendship of those around him. I am tremendously saddened to hear of his passing. We'll meet again one day, Zach.
What a great and kind man the world lost. I worked with Bob at IKEA only 11 months, but I will remember him forever. He was sweet, caring and he always smiled. He loved life and people. He went way too soon. My condolences for his family. Rest in peace Bob!
We are so saddened at Bob's passing. Bob has been such a great friend of mine for over 34 years. My kids have grown up truly believing that "Uncle Zach" was indeed their uncle. We have been fortunate to have spent an enormous amount of time vacationing and just including each other in life's ups and downs. We were squadron mates at VP-44 and both Captains at United Airlines. Bob was such a thoughtful and generous guy. I'll miss his phone calls and texts. Memories of Bob are so plentiful that they will live on for the rest of my families lives. What a great joy it is to have had Bob in our lives. We'll miss him always.
Whether it was golfing, going to concerts, listening to music, taking drives up to the mountains, watching movies, toiling at IKEA, conversing about religion or just having a cold, adult beverage, you would always challenge me with your personal take on the world with your spirit, wit and humor. One-of-a-kind does not paint the whole picture of you, Z. Sure, you are still a staunch Conservative (me- Liberal), Chicago Cubs fan (Minnesota Twins for me) and speedy driver (favorite quote: "I'm an excellent driver", which sometimes was a bit suspect), but I'll never hold that against you. The list can go on forever of what you brought to everyone you encountered and that is still true. You will still be cracking souls up. A favorite rock band of both of us, Sparks, wrote a song about you - "Here Comes Bob". We will stop by BOB's (Brews On Broadway) and save a seat for ya. Cheers, Z-man. I will see you again somewhere, somehow and your smile will greet me. I love you.
I was so saddened to hear of Bobs passing. We have known each other for 35 years. He made my years at Purdue very memorable. He reached out to me and my 17 year old daughter who is suffering from cancer, I am so glad we had gotten in touch again. My deepest sympathies to his family.