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November 07, 2012
Though we are distant cousins and never met, I am sorry for your loss.
July 22, 2012
Tracy
I just want to pass on my condolences. You may remember me. Rob and I lived next to each other in West Quad and then again in the apartment on Arch and Oakland Street when he lived with Zuver , Hennesey and Cedia. You would remember me as "Schultzie"

I, like most who have written about Rob, have enormous memories of him. Although we were the same age,....I looked up to Rob. He was a tenacious football player - enerybody knows that. But what struck me most was how he treated people. He was always kind and welcoming ,...despite his fame from football. I remember after Saturday games,..he would walk in the back door of the apartment complex on Oakland - beaten up from having just played hard. He had orange sized scabs on his arms and had gotten punded for three hours,....but always had time to talk and be warm and engaging. He is truly one of my life heros. A great man. I am sad - but glad I was able to witness such a wonderful example for all.

Ron "Schultzie" Schultz
February 25, 2011
Rob was my Teammate and friend. He had the talent and skills like no other. One of the toughest running backs in the History of Michigan football.He is the example of what Michigan football is all about and he gained the respect from his teammates both on and off the field.
Tracy and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Sincerely,
December 28, 2010
Rob was a great person and inspirational teammate of mine. My life is better from knowing Rob.
His "give it all" attitude was always respected by myself and others.
My condolences to Tracy and the family.
With love, Jim Smith
December 24, 2010
I just learned of Rob's passing in Sports Illustrated. Rob Lytle was one of my first football heroes at Michigan when I was on campus in 1974-75. He was a fabulous player and shining example of Michigan football at its finest. Please accept my deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers.

Sincerely, Bob Rude, Falmouth, Maine
December 24, 2010
I just learned of Rob's passing in Sports Illustrated. Rob Lytle was one of my first football heroes at Michigan when I was on campus in 1974-75. He was a fabulous player and shining example of Michigan football at its finest. Please accept my deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers.

Sincerely, Bob Rude, Falmouth, Maine
December 22, 2010
Tracy,
My wife, Tracy, and I were very shocked to hear of Rob's death. We had had occasion to meet both of you at parties hosted by Ted and Marion Wolfe. We had also shopped at Rob's store. He was always gracious to us, when we asked about his Michigan and Bronco careers (we are from Michigan). The world just became a little poorer from his passing. He always gave his all to the game and to his community. Everyone in Fremont always told us of his great heart. Reading the comments on the Internet, one can see that his performances and humility touched thousands. We know you miss him terribly and wish you the best in the future.

Wes and Tracy Webber, Dover, Ohio
December 05, 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting Rob while we both served on the Fremont Ross committee that was interviewing potential candidates for the varsity head coaching position a few years ago.I told him that even though I was a die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan, I was glad that he scored the only touchdown for the Broncos in the '77 Super Bowl and that I had always enjoyed watching him play at Michigan.What an honor it was for me to meet him.My family extends our condolences to yours,Fremont has lost a special son.
December 04, 2010
Dear Tracy,
Rob was an adopted brother to me, my sister and my brother. His passing has left an empty space for all of us. He was, simply, a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
December 04, 2010
I was sad to hear about the death of Rob Lytle last week. My brother face book me about the news. My brother & me played football against Rob Lytle back in high school in Ohio. Back then it was called the Buckeye conference. Rob ran for over 200 yards against us that Friday night, and that was after coming back from a injury. I played linebacker at that time, and I remember tackling him on one of those running plays. I hit him as hard as I could on that play. Rob stood up from the pile & looked over to see who was that person who hit him. He reach over & patted me on the back, and said, "good tackle". I remembering thinking to myself, "how can you get mean with a guy like this". You just gave him your best stuff, and he complimented on your hit". Rob was not only one of the greatest players I ever had the privilege to play against in my football days. But also, was a class act. My prayers to his family. Rob, thanks for the great memories.
December 02, 2010
To the family of Rob Lytle,

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rob. I must confess I grew up an Ohio State and Oakland Raider fan, but I loved the way Rob played football. I think that speaks to his character that someone who rooted against his teams still remembers how he played more than 30 years later. I thought he was a great player back then and the articles I've read about him since his passing all speak of what kind of teammate, friend and family guy he was, confirming what seemed apparent to me all those years ago - Rob was a guy you'd want on your team.

I'm sure how fortunate you all must feel having had him on your "team" all these years and I can only hope that his best memories will remain with you forever.

With my deepest sympathy
December 02, 2010
Dear Tracy and family. We are so sad for your loss. 56 is WAY too young for Rob to leave this earth and his wonderful family. We send you our heartfelt sympathy and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!
December 01, 2010
To the family of Mr. Lytle,
All Broncos will miss Rob and send their heartfelt sympathy.

The Bronco Lady
December 01, 2010
To Tracy and children,
It is unbelievable to know Rob is gone. I'm so very sorry for his passing. I know you will have many ups and downs over this first year in particular, but know that God has a special love beyond ours and needed him. I remember many wonderful times with you Tracy, helping the BD boys in Colorado. His legacy continues. I lost our Katie at 30 in Italy last Oct. shortly after giving an easy birth to our 2nd grandson, Quinn. She bled to death on an air base. Very tragic also. I'm here for you Tracy, whenever you might want to talk. Still on Charlou in CHV, CO My love and prayers for you, Marj Sloan Wise
November 30, 2010
Tracy & Family,
So deeply sorry for your loss. My boys always enjoyed Rob stopping by the Buntings Tailgate at the U of M games. What a great guy. Memories are what we have and always will. Take care,
Den & Sandie Kayden
November 30, 2010
Tracy and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Rob since Hayes Elementary School all the way thru High School. The nice kid turned into a very nice man. He will be missed!
November 30, 2010
Dear Tracy,
My deepest condolences to you and your family.
I can remember having a couple beers with Rob and "the guys" in the Lytle's backyard in Fremont the afternoon of your wedding, and how impressed I was that you had Rob's Dad as your "best man". I am eternally grateful to have had Rob as a teammate and a friend- he made me a better player and more importantly, a better person.
My prayers are with you and the entire Lytle family.
November 29, 2010
To all the Lytle Family. I have read all the beautiful notes; memories of friendships and just simple greetings or observations. There is nothing I can add to the credits already expressed except my sincere and heartfelt sadness that I will not have a chance to hug that great man one more time. With love and a lot of prayers for all, Jan Lytle Patterson
November 29, 2010
To the Lytle family
I was introduced to Rob in 2003 working on a project with him in Dayton, Ohio. It was like we were friends for years from the 1st day we met. It was a short job, but I have never met a finer human being. My regards and deepest condolences to the whole Lytle family and may he rest in peace.
November 29, 2010
To The Lytle Family
I remember watching Rob and my brother at 7th grade football games!!! He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. When I return to Fremont for visits I tried to get to see Rob-At Bud's, the bank, I usually ran into him. He ALWAYS took the time to talk and visit. What a GREAT man. My regards and deepest condolences to the whole Lytle family.
November 29, 2010
It has been a sad year for the Lytle's. I lost my dad Robert M. Lytle in April and now Rob Lytle this week.
I remember the first time I heard of and saw Rob Lytle. He was playing in the Super Bowl against the Dallas Cowboys. My father, Robert M. Lytle said, he was a distant relative. From that day forth, I became a huge Rob Lytle and Denver Broncos fan. All my prays to his family and friend.
November 28, 2010
As an employee of U.M. right out of college I took advantage of season tickets and saw some awe inspiring performances from Rob and Rick Leach. Rob always played wit heart and mental toughness.
He was an inspiration to me then and will continue to my untimely demise.
He will be missed. God bless yoor family
November 27, 2010
Dear Tracy, Erin, Dan, and Kelly,

I always think of the Lytle gang each year during the Michigan/OSU game. This was especially true today. I learned of the sad news of Rob’s passing when I saw the Buckeye Man holding a sign that said “Rob Lytle, Fremont, Ohio, you will be missed.” My heart sank. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Rob from when Erin & I were in college. One of my fondest memories was when we stayed the weekend in Fremont and attended the Michigan/Miami game wearing Rob’s Broncos shirts from the 70’s. I looked as forward to Erin’s family visiting us at Miami as I did my own! When I think of Rob, I think of his awesome smile, how he always made everyone laugh, and how much he adored Tracy and his children. He will be missed dearly. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

With love, Alli (Slagle), Kevin, & Elle Tracey
November 27, 2010
I remember sitting in class in the LSA building (don't remember the class) and Rob was in there too. I was excited to be sitting near one of UM's excellent team members. I followed his career in the NFL, but was especially glad to know that he had a good life after football. Family, friends...the important things. May you find comfort in the memories that your family has of Rob.
November 27, 2010
May God be with you at this time of your loss. We have been Michigan football fans for as long as we can remember. We remember watching Rob Lytle play along with his teammates during the glory days. What a reunion must be going on in heaven with Bo, Woody and Bob Ufer.
November 27, 2010
I remember Rob Lytle in the 78 SuperBowl...I still can see his TD run! Sorry to the family for your loss...
J.Collins Canton, Ohio
November 27, 2010
A very well educated
handsome young man..
Inspired admired From many
Condolences sent out to his
family and circle of many friends near and far places..
rest n peace inside ones afterlife journey
November 26, 2010
I'm saddened by hearing about the passing of Rob. He brought many a joyful shout from my house on Saturday's watching him play football for the Michigan Wolverines.. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. Go Rob and play on the most mightest team their is , God's team..
November 26, 2010
A fierce competitor in every since of the word.

A life compacted into 56 short years; the good they die young .
November 26, 2010
My condolences to his Family amd close friends I enjoyed watching him football he will be missed.
November 26, 2010
May the sweet breath of the Lord comfort you now! Just know that He is there for you, and will never leave, or forsake you!

You have my prayer of sympathy!
November 26, 2010
I was so sorry to read of the loss of an exemplary Little Giant. As an English/Social Studies teacher at Ross during the '70's, I remember with fondness two "shining lights" who also happened to be a couple--Rob and Tracy. My sincere condolences to Rob's family.
November 26, 2010
I had the pleasure of doing business with Rob during his days at Bowlus Trucking. His zest for life and spirit of adventure will remain with me always. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. Rob will truly be missed.
November 26, 2010
Fremont's most famous son, taken too soon. Condolences, Chris. Carol Bogart
November 26, 2010
Condolences from the Bud and Frances Bliss family, neighbors and classmates. Fremont has lost a strong supporter in Rob's death. My sisters and I will never forget buying our brother's clothes at Lytles Men Store or chasing a certain Delmation down Park Ave. May God strengthen Tracy and their children.
November 26, 2010
I ran Track at Michigan with Rob, and even though he got a lot of publicity for Football, he was just one of the guys at the Track. I dont recall him being bigheaded or full of himself even with the Heisman voting placing him third he was real easy going and one fast runner! I will always miss him R.I.P.
November 25, 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting Rob on a jobsite I was working on as he was the banker for the project.We talked Michigan football for a good hour. I'll always remember how kind and personable Rob was.I'm truely honored to have met him.May he rest in peace...and Go Blue! Dan McCoy (Milan,Oh.)
November 25, 2010
You will be missed ,when i was down about work issues you always had a joke to lift me up as i worked with you at the former Auburndale co.
November 25, 2010
Dear Tracy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Rob once again gets to play football at Hayes Elementary or Chris Cullens backyard. We had a great childhood in that neighborhood. I wish I had been in contact over the years. Andy Sale
November 25, 2010
So sorry for your loss Tracy and family. Kelly has been a family member at the Reineck household as far back as I can remember. Always Ross and Kelly, not just Ross. He will be sorely missed and my heart bleeds for all of you so much. You all have my deepest sympathy.
November 25, 2010
Tracy and family, Our deepest sympathy - Rob was a great guy. Several years ago I sat with Rob at one of the Ross games (we sat on the opponets side and he said he could watch the game better from that side - the real reason was Ross's side was full!) We had such a nice visit - he was always so friendly. Denny & Mary Jo Burmeister, Crossville, TN.
November 25, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you with the loss of a good man. We haven't seen each other in awhile but I haven't forgot about all of you We had good times in our earlier years.

God be with you all
November 24, 2010
Tracy & Family,
We lost a wonderful man way too soon. The memorial service today was beautiful & touching & funny, too .... just the way Rob would have wanted it to be. I was a year behind you both in school and also am a former co-worker at Old Fort Bank ... he always made me laugh. He will be missed and remembered always. Take care,
Susan (Reardon) Miracle ... Fremont Ross 1974
November 24, 2010
Tracy, I met you once or twice at the Tailgate parties. I knew Bill very well and Rob also. (In pic. with Bo.)
God bless you and all those that will miss him. He was a winner. John Hoffman Trenton, MI. We live in TN now. Bless you.
November 24, 2010
Tracy and family, Carolyn and I are very sorry for your loss. You and the Lytle Family have been very dear to our hearts.
-Alex and Carolyn Clark and Family
November 24, 2010
I went to High School with Rob and we were friends for awhile. He was a good kid, and I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. I pray he knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Debbie Haaser
November 24, 2010
To say Rob's passing was a shock would be a grave understatement. I feel blessed to have known him...he's the kind of man that immediately comes to mind when we speak of men of honor and integrity. Thank you...to your family for sharing him with the rest of us. He will truly be missed. He made the world a better place just by being in it.

Praying for healing and peace for your family. God bless.
November 24, 2010
Dear Tracy and family, Rob was a genuine class act. I had not seen him for years, but followed him in football, and listened as friends and family from home talked often about his charitable work in Fremont and his friendly, friendly demeanor. He will be missed.
November 24, 2010
My deepest sympathy Tracy & Family. I played against Rob in high school....the Big SHS Bluestreaks vs Fremont Ross Lil Giants RIVALRIES. We saw each other here & there over the years...most recently @ a Margaretta/Fremont athletic event. Rob was a Great Guy to be around! My prayers are with you: Tom McGory : SHS / Margaretta
November 24, 2010
So, so very sorry. A good man died way too young.
November 24, 2010
I Am Sorry For, Your Loss.Michael J.ward Scotia, New, York.
November 24, 2010
Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear about Rob. I worked with him at Auburndale and we shared many good times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
November 24, 2010
Dear Tracy, I'm sorry for your loss. Rob was the pride of Fremont, and to all of us that graduated with Him and you in 73.
November 24, 2010
Tracy and Family,
You have our deepest sympathy at this time. I loved talking to Rob when he would come to Schembechler Hall in AA. Bo always bragged to me about Rob being the toughest player he ever coached. I am glad he got to be honorary captain for a football game recently as well. Fremont Ross 1979, UM 1983-current.
November 24, 2010
Tracy, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's death. I remember our very young years together. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
November 24, 2010
Dear Tracy&Family:
We are so sorry for your loss at this time. he was a great guy and a great loss to the community. Sincerely, Bernie&Anita Moneghan
November 24, 2010
Few men leave such a legacy of honor. He made our class of '73 proud and will be remembered by all. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Kelly Conley
November 24, 2010
Dear Tracy & family, I am so very sorry to hear of your profound loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you through this difficult time. Linda Stricker
November 24, 2010
Dear Tracy and Family,
I lived behind the Lytles on Buckland and will never forget when Rob would throw the football with us at Hayes School. Rob will always be in our hearts. Peace be with you and your family.
November 24, 2010
God bless..i remember him from watching him play football in high school, he was the best.
November 24, 2010
Words cannot express the heartbreak I feel for you at this time of grief. The world and community are now a little darker for the loss of this great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
November 23, 2010
Dear Deb & Family,
We were so sorry about Rob passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. How proud you must be of him and all that he had accomplished.
Stay strong.
With love and our deepest sympathy.
Nancy & Mike Thompson
November 23, 2010
Just lifting you all up in prayer that He will sustain you and give you strength through these difficult days.
November 23, 2010
My wife and I have been season ticket holders since "76 and Rob Lytle was and will remain our hero. Rest in Peace, the world is less worthy without you.
November 23, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to the Lytle family in this time of deep loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
November 23, 2010
Dear Tracy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and watch over you thoughout this tragic time in your life.
Love, Christyl and Ron Erickson
November 23, 2010
Dear Tracy and Family:
Like so many others I have nothing but good memories of Rob & you from those Fremont Ross years. In this week of Thanksgiving, we give thanks for all that was good in Rob's life. God's peace be with you.
November 23, 2010
"Tracy and family, when I lived in Fremont, Rob and I were part of the Rotary Club and we served on the Board at the United Way. Rob was a person of high integrity and a great leader. He never boasted about his sports achievements, but rather focused on how he could help the community. Very few people have made an impact like Rob did and this is the thing that will be remembered most."
November 23, 2010
Tracy and family. My heart breaks for you. Another gone too soon. Rob was such a great guy. Loved being around him as his great personality kept us entertained. He will be greatly missed. God Bless you.
November 23, 2010
Our family sends our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
November 23, 2010
To the Lytle family: I posted something earlier but I did not give our e-mail. If you would like to contact Dr. Karnes it is drwlkarnes@hotmail.com. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.
November 23, 2010
To the Lytle Family; Rob will be greatly missed by many. May you find some comfort here and hope that the rest of us can live our lives like Rob did...doing for others, influencing others and being humble about it at the same time. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
November 23, 2010
My deepest sympathy to Tracy and family at this time of loss. Rob was a great person, and one of the kindest people I have ever known. Have known him since high school and was always impressed by his kind hearted nature. He is the reason I became a Michigan fan!!
November 23, 2010
So sorry for your loss, continue to look to God for your guidance and depend on Him. He never gives us more than we can handle. God bless and may Rob rest in peace, knowing that he has and will be giving life to others through his donations.
November 23, 2010
Tracy and family,
I can't tell you how sad and shocked I was to hear of Rob's passing.
There are many things that people are remembering about Rob at this time, and I think one of the most important is that he was the definition of a man who loved life and the people around him. I hope that fact is something that can comfort you now and sustain you in the future.
My deepest sympathies.
November 23, 2010
November 23, 2010
Dear Lytle family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. As Michigan fans from Oak Harbor, My Dad, sister and I were able to meet Rob and Bo in Fremont thru a recruiting event with Dr. John Zimmerman. We were so excited and we followed Rob's career and watched him play @ Michigan.
He gave many Michigan fans great memories!
My sympathy to your family.
November 23, 2010
I met Rob several years ago at charity golf outing with my good friend Ernie Stroud by asking a trivia question about rushing for touchdown in a Rose Bowl and Super Bowl. Rob a good guy and a great role model for all emulate. He always put others first. God Bless his soul and his family. He will be missed my all
November 23, 2010
So sorry to hear of the passing of Rob. I remember him from high school. Blessings to his family.
Sharon McCready Haitz
Atlanta, Georgia
November 23, 2010
Tracy and family, I am sorry for your loss. Life is not fair at times specially around the holidays. Again I am so sorry.
Amy Slusher and Family.
November 23, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 23, 2010
Tracy and Family,
Our community has lost a true "class act." Rob was always a pleasure to talk with. I will miss talking with him during my visits at Old Fort Bank. God bless all of the family. You all will be in my prayers during this hard time.
November 23, 2010
I Remember Rob Growing up Across From Hayes Elementary School.My sister and Friends and i would be playing football At Hayes After School and he would come over and throw us passes and play QB for both teams. I was only 12 but I never forgot how nice he was! God Bless Your Family At This Time
November 23, 2010
Tracy and family, we were very sorry for your loss. Rob was a great person and always had a friendly smile and a great personality. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Just remember all the good times you had with him. It will help when you miss him the most. God bless each and everyone of you.
November 23, 2010
I knew Rob when he was just 5 or 6 y.o. Went to grade school with Debbie. And I remember the large white house on Whitlesey St. So sorry to all of you.
Patricia Mehling Emrich Ciambrone
Youngstown, Ohio
November 23, 2010
Our deepest sympathies to the Lytle family. We're thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Big hug, Kelly.
Tara (King) and Eugene Whitehead
November 23, 2010
my prayers go out to his family and friends. we've lost a wonderful human being, who will be missed by all that new him. may God look over his family in this difficult time.
November 23, 2010
Our deepest sympathies to the Lytle family. "May his body rest in peace and his soul go on to touch the lives of others."
November 23, 2010
God Bless Rob. Our prayers go out to his family.

GO BLUE
November 23, 2010
Thoughts and prayers are with Rob and your family during this very sad time. With deepest sympathy, Rosie (Blue) Widman Ross class of 1974.
November 23, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 23, 2010
It was a pleasure to have known Rob and his family while we lived in Fremont. May God Bless you all.
November 23, 2010
I have had the privilege of getting to know Rob in the past year since he joined the YMCA board, and was constantly impressed with his dedication and strength of commitment. He was a friend to everyone and always ready to do whatever was needed. Fremont has lost a great citizen and leader and he will be sorely missed by all. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to Tracy and all of his family.
November 23, 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting Rob while we both served on the Fremont Ross committee that was interviewing potential candidates for the varsity head coaching position a few years ago.I told him that even though I was a die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan, I was glad that he scored the only touchdown for the Broncos in the '77 Super Bowl and that I had always enjoyed watching him play at Michigan.What an honor it was for me to meet him.My family extends our condolences to yours,Fremont has lost a special son.
November 23, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 23, 2010
Tracy, Erin & Kelly... I wish more than anything I could say the right words to take away your pain & sorrow! My thoughts & prayers are with you. And though I mourn for the loss of your husband & dad, I can't help but smile when I remember Robbie. I considered him a part of the Holman family and enjoyed listening to him. Even the times he wasn't present I loved hearing Rob stories from Uncle Steve & Aunt Kimmie. He was a good friend to Uncle Steve and always fun to be around. He will be terribly missed, but never forgotten!
Cortney Holman
November 23, 2010
Rob we will truely miss you ... Won't forget you... J & M Harrison..
November 23, 2010
My sincere sympathy goes out to the Lytle family. In the past year it's been my good fortune in coming to know son Kelly, a fine young man. It was always my hope that I would one day meet his father. So very sorry for your loss.
November 23, 2010
To all the Lytle Family...We send of deepest sympathy. Rob was such a FRIENDLY person and always smiling. He was a joy to talk to. We are in Florida but wanted you to know that you are in or thoughts and prayers. It is truly a sad loss for your family and the community. Let peace be with your family.
John and Ruthie (Hershey) Caputo
November 23, 2010
I did not know no Mr. Lytle but all I have read and heard about him makes me feel like I did know him. My prayers go out to him and his family. God Bless You All.
November 23, 2010
Dear Tracy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rob was a wonderful friend and teammate. He was humble, yet tough....one of the toughest we ever had at Michigan. When we traveled Bo had the foresight to room Rob and me together. I think Bo was hoping that some of Rob's toughness would rub off on me. He was one of the best that I ever saw. While I haven't met your children I am sure that they are blessed. We all are blessed for having known Rob and spent time with him. We are all better people for having known him and how he handled himself. When you think about it we really are the lucky ones......we got to spend time with him. All the best to you and your family.
Curt Stephenson
Michigan '77
Del Mar, California
November 23, 2010
I, like anyone who had the privilege of knowing Rob, was devastated by the sad news of his passing. Rob had such a positive impact on so many people. For one with such god given talent, Rob always carried himself humbly, with class and dignity.

Tracy, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
November 23, 2010
It was a pleasure to know Rob as a kid growing up in Fremont. After I moved away after my high school sophomore year, I followed Rob's football career. I'm so glad I found this Guest Book, it helps fill in much that I had missed - Tracy was the sweetest girl in town (imo), they obviously had a awesome family. Rob and Tracy were the nicest people that I knew when I was in Fremont.

My sympathies to Tracy and Rob's family....I can't even conceive what Tracy is going through - may God be your comfort every moment, Tracy.

-- Stuart Kidney
November 23, 2010
I, like anyone who had the privilege of knowing Rob, was devastated by the sad news of his passing. Rob had such a positive impact on so many people. For one with such god given talent, Rob always carried himself humbly, with class and dignity.

To Tracy, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

Greg Strinko, St. Louis, MO
November 23, 2010
While Rob was third in the Heisman balloting in 1976, he did win The Wiseman Trophy that year, which was presented by Victoria Station Inc., the prime rib and boxcar restaurant chain based in San Francisco. I was the marketing director of Victoria Station, and a graduate of Michigan.

After graduating from Michigan, Rob enjoyed one of the perks of winning the Wiseman Trophy; he could treat his Denver Broncos teammates to dinner at Victoria Station restaurants across the USA.

He loved to bring his Denver teammates to dinner at Quinn's Lighthouse in Oakland, California, the night before the Broncos played the Raiders. I promised him one night at Quinn's before a game with Oakland that I would get him a pair of running shoes from Nike--with whom we had a business arrangement--for his wife Tracy. Rob said Tracy wore a size 7.

The next day during the game he got knocked out at the goal line. They dragged him off the field to the sideline bench; he was sprawled out, dazed, with blood running down his face. From behind the fence about 10 yards away from the bench, I yelled to him, "Rob, are you ok?"

He turned around and responded, "Tom, Tracy wears a size 6 1/2." That's the kind of guy he was.

Tom Blake
Owner-Tutor and Spunky's Deli
Dana Point, California
TPBlake@aol.com
November 23, 2010
Tracy and family

So sorry for the loss of your beloved Rob. I have such fond memories of the two of you as high school sweethearts and waht a beautiful couple you were. I didn't know Rob as well as most, just a hi how ya doin' but every time I saw him no matter where or when he always had a smile on his face and you could feel his kindness like a breath of fresh air. Just a downright awesome guy. May God be with you and give you strength in the days and years ahead. My deepest sympathies~~
November 23, 2010
I knew Rob very well and was an excellent football player. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
November 23, 2010
ROB...YOU WERE A GREAT FRIEND AND TEAMMATE. YOU WILL BE MISSSED BUT NEVER FORGOTEN.....GEOFF STEGER
November 23, 2010
You meet thousands of people in your journey through life, only a few are special............what a great, great guy! Rest well, my friend. Dennis Blue (Port Clinton, Ohio).
November 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to Rob's family in their time of loss and sorrow.

Thoughts of this wonderful man have been going through my mind since I heard the sad sad news. Each of those memories though, brought a smile to my face and sometimes a chuckle. To know Rob was to love him. He never met a stranger, that was the kind of man he was. He loved and embraced life and you felt good just being around him.

Rob's gift of life through his organ donation exemplifies the type of man he was. He was one of the most caring and giving individuals I've had the fortune to call my friend.

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same."

You will be missed by many my friend. You were one in a million.
November 23, 2010
Tracy please know that you and the family are in my prayers. Rob was a man of his word and was loved by many thoughout the nation. A memory I have of Rob dates back to 1970. I was a senior at Clyde and Rob was a sophomore at Ross. We had a dual track meet at Ross. Rob and I ran the 100 yard dash, I ran the best time ever in that meet (9.9 seconds) and got beat, Rob ran a 9.8. At the finish he came up to me and said he was sorry for beating me, I said, "You are a hell of a sprinter, congratulations!" When we would see each other on the street ofrat a function we would reminisce that event over and over. Rob was a really nice man, there was nothing phoney about him. God Bless and Peace Be With You and Your Family. Dick Farrar(Clyde,Oho)
November 23, 2010
I, like all who knew him, will sorely miss Rob. He was an exemplary and modest man. I'm sure he has gone on to higher things.
November 23, 2010
It was a true honor and privilege to have played footbaall with Rob at U of M. Rob was the toughest player I ever played with. In my 4 years at Michigan, Rob was the only player Bo ever bragged on.
His passing is a true shock. We lost a great one. I pray that Tracy and all of Rob's family are comforted in knowing how much Rob's many friends care and share your sorrow.
Mark schmerge
November 23, 2010
I worked with Rob for two years at Auburndale and what a blast we shared. We had so much fun he quit and went to banking. I will miss you Rob as will all who you graced with your friendship.
Bill-O- (Sandusky)
November 23, 2010
Tracy,Erin and Kelly, WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,NO ONE CAN SAY ANYTHING TO MAKE THIS BETTER,KNOW THAT WE ARE PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU.HOLD ON TO ALL THE WONDERFUL TIMES AND MEMORIES THAT IS WHAT HELPS US GET THRU THE DAY. JENNIFER SZYMANOWSKI-MELLE
November 23, 2010
Trscy so sorry to hear about Rob. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
November 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Lytle family at this time. May you find comfort in the many memories that will always remain in your heart.
November 23, 2010
These are the times that give us pause and allow us to reflect on all the wonderful people/things the Lord has given us to help shape our lives... Rob was one of those people... A leader, friend, teammate and a the consumate Michigan Man... Rob we'll miss you, but we are better for having known you... Thank you
November 23, 2010
For Erin and her family,
My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you. Although I never had the pleasure to meet Mr. Lytle, if our children are any refection of ourselves he was a wonderful man.
It may be difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow because he will live forever in your hearts!

Dion
November 23, 2010
Dear Lytle family and friends. My deepest sympathy on the loss of a great man. As a long time Michigan fan.. I must admit being the same age as Rob I had a little crush on him in college. What I most admired about him was how he came back home to enrich his family's home town.
November 23, 2010
To the Lytle family, The memories we have of when our son Justin and Kelly played sports together will last forever as will Rob in our thoughts. He never forgot where he came from and always made people feel like they were a friend whether they met once or a hundred times. Jim and Janet Quaintance and family
November 23, 2010
Rob will surely be missed. Even though I had just recently became acquainted with Rob It seems like I had known him for years (I had met him once when I was a child at a cookout, playing catch with him was a lasting memory). Just this past week Rob and I had talked about that very memory. At every encounter He made me feel like I was a life long friend and always had something witty to say. I am only sorry that I had not gotten the chance to know him better. My thoughts go out to his great family. His memory will live long with me and the people who's life he touched.
November 23, 2010
To the Lytle Family,
You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, husband, father. Rob was a great man and I enjoyed running into him at the grocery store to talk Michigan football. My last conversation with him was about two months ago when I saw him at the deli in Korger. We talked about his stroke and my dad's stroke. We had a very nice talk. He will be missed by many! I sure hope our Wolverines can win one Saturday for good ole #41!!!

May you all be comforted by the great memories you have.

Becky Hahn, Fremont
November 23, 2010
I was completly caught off guard by the news of Rob's passing. Although I hadn't kept in touch with him personnely, I did follow his career.
I ran track with Rob at the University of Michigan and for a short while he lived with me in an apartment during 1976. A brief encounter with a great guy.
Thanks,
Kevin Briggs
November 23, 2010
Go Blue!
November 23, 2010
I had the privilege of meeting Rob, while officiating Fremont Ross football games. Rob worked on the chain crew on Friday nights and was always a source of laughs on the sideline. Though my crew would only work a Fremont Ross home game once a year, Rob would always greet me with a big bear hug and ask about my kids. (he knew I was a huge UofM fan) Over the years, nothing would change…. Rob would always show up right before kick-off, wearing the same brown work boots and blue jean jacket…oh, and the biggest smile!!! Considering all of his accomplishments as an athlete, his biggest success was his desire and willingness to give back to the game of football.
May you rest in peace, my friend. You will be missed dearly.
November 23, 2010
Rob was one of a kind. I was the Buffalo NY salesman for Bowlus Trucking and Rob was the Ohio Sales Manager. He was great to work for, and we had many good times togehter in Buffalo and Ohio. I will
always remember him as a down to earth guy with a real zest for life.
I am sad and shocked on his passing. To Tracy and the kids; my
deepest sympathy.
John K Buffalo New York
November 23, 2010
God be with your family during this trying time. It was a privilege to know Rob. A nicer guy, we will never meet. As neighbors and friends, we will miss our talks.
November 23, 2010
Tracy, Kelly, Erin and Mr. Lytle,

We have lost a great person. As great a football player as Rob was, he was an even greater person. His respect for everyone was something that I try to imitate. His smile, his stories and his love of Fremont will be missed.
My prayers are with you as you go through these days.
November 23, 2010
"I had the pleasure to meet and know ROB through my brother and fellow team mate of Rob,Rick Upchurch ( Denver Bronco's)1974-1985 Rob was one of the finest most humble people i have ever had the great honor to meet,he was also a lot fun. HE WILL GREATLY MISSED! my condolence's go out to all his family and friend's. Don Garrett,Toledo,Ohio
November 23, 2010
November 23, 2010

As Sandusky Blue Streaks we played against Rob and will never forget his performance our final game of our senior year. Great player, person. The biggest Little Giant.

Bob Jackson #17 & Clarence Wooten #44
November 23, 2010
Tracy ,my prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you. Rob was a great man and very respected in the community. God Bless
November 23, 2010
I was proud of Fremont Ross when attending every home game when Rob was at the U of M. mmb
November 23, 2010
To the Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We hope you find the peace and calmness to get through this. God Bless.
November 23, 2010
Our sympathy to Rob's family and all those who loved him. He was one of Fremont's greatest assets! He was a generous and good man. He will be missed, for sure.

Patricia (Joe) Boukissen
Connie Lehmann
Mark Lehmann
Steve Lehmann
Karen (Wonderly) Lehmann
November 23, 2010
It was a pleasure working with you over the years. You will be sadly missed by many. Rest in Peace.
November 23, 2010
I was there in columbus in 1976 when Rob smoked the Buckeyes.He is my all time favorite Wolverine. My condolences to the family and he will be truly missed.God bless the family.
November 23, 2010
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers
are with you and your family
during this most difficult time. Im sure Pete Moore and Rob our passing the football around.
With Deepest Sympathy, Greta
November 23, 2010
DEAR ROB LYTLE FAMILY,
MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU. I EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO EACH ONE OF YOU AND YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY. I REMEMBER ROB TOSSING THE FOOTBALL TO ALL THE KIN FOLK AT THE OVERMYER REUNIONS WHEN THEY WERE LOCATED AT THE BURKETT POND IN FREMONT, OHIO.
LOVE AND PRAYERS, A ROSS HIGH FOOTBALL ADDICT-,CLASS OF 1947.,KIN FOLK
OF TRACY.
PATRICIA BURKETT SCHANKE OF NAPLES, FLORIDA
November 22, 2010
Our heartfelt prayers go out to Tracy, the kids and to the rest of the family members.

As a teammate and friend I can say unequivocally that he was true "Michigan Man". The quintessential athlete and gentleman and the most selfless person I ever met. Humble and gracious in all he did.

His legacy remains and lives through his family and the wonderful memories he leaves with us all.

Thanks, Rob.

Steve Strinko
November 22, 2010
As a lifelong Bronco fan I was sad to hear about Rob passing away. I was in junior high and high school while watching Rob play for the Broncos. I went to most of the home games with a good friend and her family. Rob was one of those Broncos I have always remembered and it is nice to learn that he was a great person, too! My best to Rob's family and friends. Certain their will be an orange and blue sunset in his honor soon-
November 22, 2010
As a lifelong Bronco fan I was sad to hear about Rob passing away. I was in junior high and high school while watching Rob play for the Broncos. I went to most of the home games with a good friend and her family. Rob was one of those Broncos I have always remembered and it is nice to learn that he was a great person, too! My best to Rob's family and friends. Certain their will be an orange and blue sunset in his honor soon-
November 22, 2010
I am deeply saddened by this new. I worked with Tracy at West Quad and respected Rob for being the extremely hard worker he was. We were all freshman together in 1973.
November 22, 2010
As a graduate of Whitmer I had the privilege of meeting and competing against Rob. I followed his career at the U of M and the Broncos. My deepest condolences to his family. Jeff Smith, Toledo, Ohio
November 22, 2010
May you rest in peace. During my days as a graduate student at Michigan I had the privilege of watching Rob play. My condolences to his family.
November 22, 2010
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Lytle family and friends. This is a very sad day for me as well. I didn't know Rob personally but it sure felt that way. I grew up loving #41, I was just a young boy when I went to my first Michigan football game and Lytle was the star and I have been a Rob Lytle fan and a big Michigan fan ever since. Rob's wife Tracy ended up being my student teacher at Holmes Elementary School in Ypsilanti, MI. I was in the fourth grade and at that time they were engaged. Tracy brought us personalized autographs. I finally got to meet Rob at the U of M vs OSU 100th game and he took the time to listen to my story and sign an autograph. He seemed very happy to do so. He told me he couldn't wait to tell his wife he met one of her first students. Rob Lytle wore #41 but will always be #1 in my heart. With my greatest sympathys, God Bless the Lytle family, Go Blue!
November 22, 2010
Thanks for all the good times I had counting your yards while Ufer called the plays on radio. Glad I had one last chance to chear for you when you came back asalumni captain. RIP.
November 22, 2010
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November 22, 2010
Our prayers go out to the Lytle family and May God Bless each of you. I can remember when Rob would play football and baseball with the neighborhood kids at Hayes Elementary School play ground. When playing for the Broncos, he brought my wife a dog bone from the Dawg Pound that they threw on to the Cleveland stadium turf after playing against the Browns, because he knew my wife was a big Browns fan.

He was a very good man and well respected in our Fremont community. God Bless Rob and his family.

Ron & Linda Huss
November 22, 2010
I am sorry for the sadness and loss in your life. May the God of tender mercies who comforts us in our trials and hardships sustain you at this most difficult time.
2 Cor 1:3,4
November 22, 2010
As a Cleveland native, I am incredibly saddened to read of Rob's death. Both my wife, Kathy, and I grieve with you over the loss of the man who succeeded our friend, Dr. Billy Taylor, as Michigan's all-time leading rusher.

RIP, Rob. May your family and friends find some comfort in the positive impact that your time here had on so many others.
November 22, 2010
To the Lytle family-May GOD bless you and help you thru this time of sorrow. I am just a fan, but I feel your loss. My Brother and I had the honor and privilege of of having seats in "Lytle's Corner". Bo's got his running back now. Bless you!
November 22, 2010
Rob was a great & friendly guy! I was honored to meet him when he came home to Fremont OH from the Broncos << my favorite team! He will be sadly missed. Brenda Cipiti - Fostoria OH
November 22, 2010
Rob was a great & friendly guy! I was honored to meet him with his family at the 818 Club after he returned home from the Broncos! (My favorite team!) I am very sad to hear of his passing. Brenda Cipiti - Fostoria, OH
November 22, 2010
To Tracy and the Children. Our prayers to you are for comfort at this time of loss. Your Father/Husband will never be forgotten. From when we played sandlot football as little kids in the neighborhood to now, Rob always treated me as a best friend...something everyone could say. I loved him like a brother and will miss him!
November 22, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
November 22, 2010
Rob is my great uncle, and he will be missed.
Love you Uncle Rob.
November 22, 2010
From an Illinois alum who watched Rob run over us in football (and admired his drive and talent), our prayers go out to the family and friends of this man. He was much too young to pass away and today we are all part of the UM family. God bless, Rob.
November 22, 2010
To the Rob Lytle family:
It was with great sadness when i heard of Rob's passing. I will always remember the kindness he showed to me while I was coaching
at Columbian and Rob worked with the chain crew during our games with Fremont Ross. He was a Special person
Steve Gilbert
November 22, 2010
Met Rob briefly when he came to Philly with the Broncos. Very nice guy. My condolances to his loved ones.

TC
November 22, 2010
Tracy & Family,

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I cannot start to know what you are all going through...Please find comfort in knowing that anyone who knew Rob could not help but love him. Always loved his stories espically the ones about you and his kids he loved you all very much.

Evonne Johnson
(Auburndale)
November 22, 2010
As a lifelong Michigan fan, I was so sad to read this news. My sincere sympathy goes to the Lytle family and the UM family. I hope Mr. Lytle's family will be comforted by the knowledge that he will be mourned and missed by thousands of fans who enjoyed watching him play .
November 22, 2010
R.I.P. Gone way to soon!
November 22, 2010
Great Guy! Bud Ehrhardt
November 22, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
November 22, 2010
To the the family of Rob Lytle - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Rob will be missed by many.
November 21, 2010
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