Dear Boozer Family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mr Boozer "Bob" was truly a great man. It was a privilege to know him. I'll never forget the first time I met him. I was one of the last of Northwestern Bell Telephone Company's long distance operators trained on a cord board in June,1976. We both worked in the Douglas building at that time. He was a Customer Relations Manager. It seemed like everyone knew who he was, however I had not personally met him yet. I was getting on the elevator, when he came in too. I was looking straight ahead at him, and my eyes were level with his belt buckle. I could feel my face turning beet red! He said "Hi, my name is Bob Boozer", then put his hand out to shake mine. I told him my name & said it was nice to meet you Mr. Boozer. To break the ice, I looked up at him & said "How's the weather up there?" He looked down and said "same as it is down there". We both started laughing simultaneously. By then I had reached the 12th floor. He then said "it was nice to meet you." I then replied, it was nice to meet you Mr. Boozer. He said, "please call me Bob." I knew from that day on that I had the honor of meeting a fine & special person. Through the years, I'd see him, and we'd always pull the "How's the weather?", in the elevator with other people, then both laughing hysterically every time! I had the opportunity of working with him on the same floor in the Dodge building. He was an Executive.(I believe for Public Relations), it was mid 80's. His personality and demeanor was taller than he was! It showed by the way he treated everyone. He was a "genuine" person and was always smiling. His special ways will be so fondly missed and remembered by all who knew him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.