If anyone is still following this guestbook, here's a video from my father's memorial service. http://youtu.be/tXhofZD-K4A
Robert is definitely an inspiration to me and the rest of the Bork family. He will be greatly missed.
Thanks to alphabetical order, Bob and I met and became friends when the Korean War broke out, and as Marine Reserve second lieutenants we were called to active duty at Quantico in September of 1950 and placed side by side in the same platoon. At the time he was a very liberal Democrat who used to rag me about being a Republican. He had a marvelous sense of humor even in dire times,and that coupled with an extraordinarily quick mind instantly brought defeat to any would be adversary. From 1956 to 1959,when I was a Time correspondent in Chicago, we saw each other often with our families. Bob was with the Kirkland Ellis law firm, and after I returned to New York to write for Sports Illustrated, I got a call from him. He said that he wanted to do more in life than be a partner in a law firm, live in Winnetka and be driven to work by a chauffeur. Instead he wanted to write, and he wanted to write for Fortune. I sent a note to Duncan Norton-Taylor, the editor, and after interviewing Bob he imediately offered him a job. That doesn't happen to everyone, even anyone. At the same time, Bob got an offer to teach a Yale Law School,and he took that post because he said that he could always write while he taught but he couldn't teach while he was a writer. Again we saw one another from time to time. The last time I saw him was at our 50th class reunion at Quantico, and as always he was irrepressible in the best sense of the word. We occasionally talked on the phone, and I remember one thing he said hat might be of interest to historians. He said that had Antonin Scalia been nominated for the Supreme Court before he was, Scalia would have encountered the fire storm and rejection, and then he(Bob), nominated afterwards, would have been approved. What ever the twists and turns in life, Robert H. Bork more than left his mark. My heart and prayers go out to the family. God bless you, Bob
Robert H. Boyle, Cooperstown
Sorry for the lost of Mr. Bork. Eccl 9:5 says the dead " are conscious of nothing" so it's very comforting to know he is just it a deep sleep.
Thanks be to God for Judge Bork's life and work: magnificent gifts to America and to Western civilization. My prayers for his repose and the consolation of Mary Ellen, Bob Jr., and other members of his family.
Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to God during this time to help you heal the pain. Psalm 147:3
God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found in times of distress.
America has lost a true patriot. God bless you, Judge Bork.
A wise and patient gentleman who persevered despite the grievous wrong done him. Go with God, sir.
When a loved one dies how do we cope ?
I am so sorry for your loss. It is indeed a loss for America, too. I admired his courage and his true conservative American values.
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Robert and may your family find comfort in John 17 vs. 28-29.
Learned much from your writings Sir . Much respect !!!
Sincere condolences to the family!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort
How sad it is that so many never truly knew him, and may never read and understand the relevance of Judge Bork's writings. How grateful, those of us are, who understood his purpose, his character, his morals and his wit. How much more empty our country and our world is now, since he has left us. And how joyful we are, knowing that he walks amongst other great Americans, in the presence of our Lord. The Honorable Robert H. Bork was "always faithful" to his principles and to his country. Semper Fidelis, Sir! I salute you.
When people die, superlatives fly, often unjustly. Not in this case. A great and good man who leaves his nation poorer for his absence and far richer for the years he was present. Rest in peace, Judge Bork. And thanks.
To the family of Robert Bork - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
To the Bork Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the recent passing of a great and thoughtful human being. Sempre Fi Marine! Your next duty is in Haven.
Principaled and resilient as a man, may you enjoy the rewards of eternal peace in heaven! Thank you for your exemplary service to our nation.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of your dear loved one. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33
May the Lord bless you in many new and unexpected ways during this most difficult time of sorrow. I am very sorry for you loss but Heaven is rejoicing...Robert Bork was a good and faithful servant and we are a grateful nation. With sincere and deepest sympathy
What a brilliant and accomplished individual. He would (and should) have been one of the wisest Supreme Court Justices. With deep sympathy to his family.
Good show. A ray of light in a dark world.
Sympathy & kindest regards to the Bork family & friends wherever they may be. God bless 1 & all. Take care.
God Bless a successful human being and a great American.
My condolences to Judge Bork's family.A fine legal mind and the most unfairly maligned man in my lifetime. The obit did not mention his USMC service at the end of WW2. Semper Fi to a great American.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dear Mary Ellen, Robert Jr., Charles and Ellen
On behalf of the Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH) I send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Judge Bork. May he rest in peace.
In the Heart,
Maureen Elizabeth Ryan
AASH President 2011-2013
Wow. What a sad loss. Hope everyone finds comfort in the words at Revelation21:4
America has lost a great man of tremendous mind,love of country and of conservative & moral values, like our founding fathers. May the Bork family know there are many who honor his life and pray for your comfort in his death.
Thank you, Robert Bork, for your time as I worked on my Senior Project. Some in power have ignored the power of the US Constitution upon our daily lives. Your work stands as a beacon and testament to its veracity.
Judge Bork was the most articulate conservative intellectual person i have ever heard speak on legal questions ,a truly brilliant mind, when he spoke i felt i was in the presence of a gifted legal mind and scholar .I feel he would have made an excellent U.S.Supreme Court Justice and would have had a major influence on American society!
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. During this time, may family and friends be comforted by the wonderful promise: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away."
Rest in Peace,my hero. May God remember all the good you did in your lifetime.
Rest in peace Judge Bork,and thankyou for your exceptional service to the country.
may the God of peace and comfort be with the family at this time.sincere thoughts are with you~~~~~~~~~.
There are many people like us who know well the goodness, intelligence, and integrity of Judge Bork, and we will always be grateful for his service to our country. May God grant him eternal peace. The Robert H. MacKinney family of NJ
Rest in peace my friend. Great. Man
I send my condolences to the Bork family and freinds. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of loss.
A TRULY great man and a Great American who loved the Constitution and believed in it completely. He was head and shoulders above those who schemed to do him out of his true place on the Supreme Court! My condolences to his family and loved ones as well as those fortunate enough to have him as a friend. Rest in Peace and Thank you for your goodness and faith in our wonderful Nation.
To the Bork family: your father was a true American patriot the country was honored to have him on the bench.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen
Thank you, Judge Bork, for your service to our country. Whether we will live up to Benjamin Franklin's words, and keep the republic we were given, will depend in large part on remembering you and the lessons you taught.
One of the few men in my life time qualified to be a member of the Supreme Court. A loss to all with a clean soul......
To: Mr. Bork and family,
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much you are cared about.
God Bless, and God Bless America.
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
My condolences to the Bork family. He was a fine conservative American and I believe he would made an excellent Supreme Court Justice.
American has lost a Patriot, we mourn our loss.
As a former state court judge and a lifelong conservative I want to express my condolences to Judge Bork's family and to express my gratitude for his dedication to principle and love of country. RIP Judge Bork.
always hate to lose a family member
To Robert's family,may God bless you at this time.God is a God of love and he knows your plight.He has said,happy are the mericiful,since they shall be shown mercy."matt.5:7....dj
God Bless and Thanks for The Warning . Thanks For Hold Your Standards.