I hope you remember me. Rob was my best friend at UWSP, especially our Freshman year on 4North - Burroughs Hall. I just learned of his passing. The tears have not stopped. He was so special and I looked up to him. He was the one who gave me the nickname "Buckets" which I still use with pride to this day. That first year at Point he had the coolest casual shoes that I just had to have. So, on one of our trips to Madison he took me to the store and I bought MY pair. We were so close spiritually and physically - he would walk into my room, not say a thing, look through my clothes in my closet, make a selection and walk out. I loved it - and knew it. We were the best of buddies!!!! I remember him talking to me about you. Asking my advice about "what should I say, what should I do"? Like I was some man-of-the-world. It was because he loved you so and wanted to keep you so he would get several opinions to "do the right thing". That was the loving, gentle side of him that drew me to his soul. I am so sorry we lost touch. Why does that happen? I hope you are at peace. It will take some time for me to come to grips with the passing of this wonderful man, my buddy, my confidant and my mentor. Good bye Rob, thank you for sharing part of your wonderful life with me.