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November 11, 2012
Bob was an exceptional man, and I am honored to have known him. I will always treasure his friendship, leadership, and guidance. He was an outstanding role model to so many around the world, inside Motorola and out. I truly believe I'm a better person for having known him, and I'll forever be grateful. My deepest condolences to the Galvins for your loss. God bless.
November 10, 2012
I was fortunate to be in the Motorola Law Department between 1970 and 1998. Bob Galvin symbolized Motorola for me. He was intelligent, humble, forward looking, caring of his employees and most of all, highly ethical.

America could use more Bob Galvins today.
November 09, 2012
I had the good fortune to be employed at Motorola from 1979 to 1998. I often saw Bob Galvin in the cafeteria of the Schaumburg Corporate Building. His warmth and friendly demeaner was always present to employees no matter what their job was. He was very special. I send my sincere condolences to the Galvin Family and Friends.
November 07, 2012
Bob encompassed the attributes of the global leader. He resonated with each of us for possibly different reasons and we all benefited by his presence and guidance.
November 07, 2012
I started my career at Motorola at the Franklin Park campus in the early 1970's. Mr. Galvin would come to our building, the back building, just to walk around and to say hello to his employees. There was never any pomp and circumstance. He would stop you in the hall and say Hi, and ask you how you were doing and if everything was ok. He was an amazing human being who always showed respect and true compassion for all of his employees. Everyone was always treated as part of a big family. I think of Bob often and admire the man he was. My sincere sympathy to the Galvin Family.
November 07, 2012
Bob was a class act in everything he did or in every gathering he was engaged in. He treated everyone with the greatest amount of dignity imaginable whether in Schaumburg, Malaysia, Austin, China or anywhere Motorola had employees. If had a child and wanted him or her to model themselves after someone, Bob Galvin would be someone you could say, be just like that man. It is an honor to have known him and to have served on committees with him and to have him visit our factories.
November 07, 2012
There is not much more that can be said about Bob Galvin, that hasn't already been said in the pages of this Guest Book. What is remarkable, however, is that every word is true. He was an inspiration to us all, and I will tell my grandchildren about the truly remarkable man i had the privilege and pleasure to be associated with for a quarter of a century.
November 07, 2012
Bob was my mentor who taught me the true meaning of dignity and respect.
November 07, 2012
Bob Galvin was a wonderful person from whom I learned much. I feel privileged to be able to say that I worked for him and for such a wonderful company for 24 years. I always found him to be thoughtful, kind, considerate and always willing to listen and/or answer questions. He will always be remembered as a true leader and innovator. He was one of a kind and is truly missed.
December 21, 2011
I worked for Motorola for 36 years before retiring in March of 2002. I greatly enjoyed working in the field most of those years. I got to meet him many times at the 10 20 and 30 year anniversary meetings. Thanks so much Bob
November 30, 2011
I will always remember Bob as a great leader, his vision,the motivating speeches and the high respect for people. I will never forget the 39 years working for Motorola in Europe, especially the time when the company was managed by Bob and his family.
May God bless him and his family.

Gottfried Neuhaus
November 19, 2011
Worked at Motorola for 25 years.Galvin Master for years and repected Mr Galvin for his leadership and direction he took the company. An industry leader that made radio communiactions what it is today
October 30, 2011
Dear Galvin family - we fondly remember Mr. Galvin, especially as a good friend of our father's. He was a wonderful family man and friend, and one of the great business leaders Illinois ever had. I remember his halcyon days at YPO. You are in our thoughts.

Didi Atwood Reilly
October 28, 2011
I met Bob when I worked as a manufacturing operator on the night shift at the Ed Bluestein plant in Austin, Texas. Bob was a visionary, who saw the potenital in the people, as well as where our products could go. Bob was a pioneer who dared to blaze new pathways, rather than follow where everyone else had been. As technology went, he did not believe in keeping up with the Jones, Motorola was the Jones. The wisdom, vision and business intuition have enjoy today was seeded and nurtured by my tenture as an employee with Motorola. Well done our good and faithful servant, now take your rest.
October 27, 2011
I had the privilege of sitting next to Bob at a few Motorola University Board of Trustees meetings. During one meeting's break, we shared stories of our families' pioneering histories. The meeting re-started, so we couldn't finish our conversation. A couple of days later, I received a note from Bob, sent interoffice, with his story's conclusion. Fortunately, for so many, his story will go on and on. A great man.
October 26, 2011
Bob Galvin I first met in 1955 when as a high school student I led a Motorola-sponsored Junior Achievement 'company' for 2 years. Upon graduating, I worked full time at Motorola in Chicago, in California and Washington State. He, and his dad before him were visionary leaders from whom many still derive inspiration. The Company paid for 100% of my first degree, and at the time I left were going to send me to Law School. Motorola was truly a 'learning organization' long before the term was coined!
October 22, 2011
During my years at Motorola I had the pleasure of meeting with Bob Galvin on two occasions. Each time he taught me something important and treated me like a valuable employee at Motorola. Bob led Motorola in great accomplishments but the most memorable part for me was how well he treated his employees.
October 21, 2011
On behalf of the St. Ambrose University Community, I extend condolences to family and friends mourning the loss of Robert W. Galvin. He was a legend in business and, like both his parents, a champion of numerous causes that enrich and transform the lives of others. The Galvin legacy is alive and well in the visual and performing arts at St. Ambrose. We remember this wonderful man and his loved ones in prayer.
October 19, 2011
Bob Galvin was a longtime and well-respected supporter of the Weizmann Institute of Science and we are deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Bob two years ago and was impressed with his drive for excellence in all things. His passion and leadership is a model for all who aspire to build a successful company. We at the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the entire Galvin family on the loss of such a remarkable man.

Lee J. Brown
Executive Director, Midwest Region
October 18, 2011
I was so fortunate to have been part of Motorola during the wonderful years that were the result of Bob’s special vision and leadership. He was an incredible leader in so many ways. He motivated everyone to do their best by always recognizing and acknowledging the contributions of everyone in the organization, from the most senior to the least senior levels. He anticipated trends and planned for Motorola to take advantage of them. He recognized the impact of globalization far ahead of his counterparts, and ensured that Motorola was poised to move ahead of competitors in taking advantage of those opportunities. I send my most sincere condolence to his family, and hope that the recognition of his amazing legacy by so many from around the world will provide comfort in this time of loss.
October 18, 2011
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Galvin family, and to the bigger Motorola family. Bob was in inspiration to me, and I will never forget his kindness, and keen interst in what we did as researchers. His ability to recall names was phenomenal, and he always had time for every employee, no matter what position they held. I will miss him!
God bless you Bob.
October 18, 2011
In my 37 years at Motorola Bob was always an officer and a gentleman. From my very first meeting, a hand shake at the Christmas lunch in Franklin Park to our yearly lunch at his Barrington Hills home in later years; always a wonderful human being. How can you thank someone who's leadership put your children through school, provided you with a home and saw to your families medical needs! Our prayers are with you.
October 18, 2011
I would like you to know how much I admired Mr. Galvin for both his life and his life's work. His values, innovations, successes, work ethic and family life were all inspirational to me. My sincerest sympathies on his passing.
October 18, 2011
I am writing this on behalf of my father, John B. Maloney, who worked with Bob for many years at Motorola. My Dad passed away in February of this year. As he reflected on his many great experiences and times in his life, he would always mention his years at Motorola and in particular his friendship with Bob Galvin. He always mentioned Bob as a good mentor and leader, but above all, a good friend. It is very unusual these days for workers to feel loyalty and friendship for a boss. My Dad would have wanted you to know how special Bob was in his life. Our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Regards,
Phil Maloney and the Maloney Family
October 18, 2011
I wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy regarding the passing of Mr. Bob Galvin. During my 22+ years at Motorola, I only had the privilege of meeting him a couple of times, but those interactions created a lasting impression. He was indeed an inspirational leader and great man that passed on a tremendous legacy to his company/family; a legacy of integrity and conviction.
October 18, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Visionaries like Bob Galvin transformed through advancements in technology the way we communicate and live our lives.
October 18, 2011
Bob was a great leader and mentor to all. He believed in research as a way to create a brighter future. In tough times, he helped reinvent the company. He will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure of meeting him. As a 31 year Motorolan, my career and my life was positively impacted by his leadership, his example setting humbleness as well as his ability to drive bold new initiatives like 6-sigma and 10x. I will keep the Galvin family in my prayers.
October 18, 2011
I came to Motorola straight out of the military. The quality of leadership under Bob was right up there with everything I had experienced previously. I have enjoyed my nearly 30 years at Motorola, but especially the years when Bob was there providing the well balanced and truly inspiring leadership that helps us all do our best and be confident that we will be supported when making the right decisions.
All the best to the family.
October 18, 2011
Few people get an opportunity to work with truly great leaders. Thankfully for those of us that worked with Bob experienced one of the world's most unique leaders. His passion for family and Motorola, his vision for success and adding value to our way of life and his constant respect for all of humanity set him aside from most men. He was a man of true character. He is admired and will be missed by us all.

Our prayers are with the entire Galvin family.
October 17, 2011
Bob was a great and wonderful person.I don't think that there will ever be a leader as great as he was. I can remember when he would come into the factory and talk to us and call us by name. He would always come in at the holiday time and thank us for a good year.It was a pleasure for me to work for Motorola for 44 years (wish I was still working) and my husband for 11 years. Bob may you rest in peace and our prays go out to your family. Bob you will always be remembered and missed by us
October 17, 2011
Mr. Galvin - to you - soar with the angels - relax and enjoy!! To your family, please speak of good memories often - and know many people are thinking of each of you at this time of sorrow. My husband worked for Motorola for 31 years - he did meet Robert more than once - and had the highest respect for him. Robert will be forever missed.
October 17, 2011
Sincere condolences to the Galvin family. We all lost a great leader and true gentleman. There are very few people who can touch so many lives in such a simple and humble way. I had the privilege of working at Motorola during Bob's tenure and it was a privilege. He made all of us feel good about what we were doing and that made work a joy. His leadership and vision are greatly missed. Carol Moore (Arlington Heights, IL.)
October 17, 2011
Bob was an inspiring leader and wonderful person. Coming on my 25-yr anniversary, I am very proud that I can say I worked that long for the great company he built. He is going to be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Galvin family.
October 17, 2011
WE WILL HONOR BOB'S LEGACY.
I was one of the lucky ones. I got to work directly with both Bob and Chris Galvin. Bob and I even invented together in the 1990’s. The world has lost a great leader and visionary. I personally have lost a role model, mentor, inspiration and friend. I kept his last email telling me, “Keep it up, Maria. You are very much on the right path!” He steered my course to where I am today – living my passion in the Innovation Space. He believed that ANYONE could be creative and innovative, and together we could change the world. And we did, and we will continue to do so. My heart goes out to Chris and the entire Galvin family for your great loss.
October 17, 2011
I was fortunate to meet Bob a few times during my 36 year Motorola career. He was one of the most approachable executives ever. The company was a remarkable place to contribute, grow and learn while he was in charge.
October 17, 2011
A gentleman, and one the greatest global business leaders of all time. Bob once told me that success is easy... Uncompromising Integrity, Constant Respect for People, and Total Customer Satisfaction ... and everything else falls in line. He lived them to perfection - I will continue to try.
October 17, 2011
Bob was a remarkable leader. He had a profound impact on me when I worked at Motorola for over 13 years. I met him a few times when I worked in Corporate. I really got to meet him when he spoke at a luncheon for a volunteer activity I did for Motorola. We talked about Motorola and my family. I had lunch with him several times after that. He would sit down with me at lunch in the 1301 cafeteria. I was amazed that he remembered what we talked about at the volunteer luncheon. I have many memories of him. He is truly unique. He will be missed by all Motorolans. My sympathy to the Galvin Family.
October 17, 2011
The world ,the nation, and all of the "Motorola Family" will miss this truly Great Leader. Our family was part of Motorola for three generations. and were privileged to meet and talk, and be inspired by Bob on several occasions during my 45 years at Motorola. May Gods blessings be with the entire Galvin and Motorola family
Kenneth and Alice Roback
October 17, 2011
My prayers go out to our founding father of Motorola family and friends,

I have always enjoyed working for one of the most well known companies in the world. I have been glad to be a Motorolan for over 20+ years, a title I am proud to carry .

Thank you for a great career that has enhanced both my personal and professional life.

May the God of Peace Bless you
- LaSonja Morgan
October 17, 2011
Thanks Bob for all of the opportunities you enabled for me.
October 17, 2011
It has been an honor to be considered a Motorolan which is part of the Galvin Family. My husband and I met at Motorola. We enstilled the values, leadership and love we we learned under Bob's direction into our own family. The entire Galvin family has changed the world for the better.

May Bob rest in peace with the our Lord. May that peace also be over all of his family as you recall all the beautiful memories of Bob's life.

He was a very bright light in this dark world and now his light shines brighter in heaven.

Thank you and God Bless.
October 17, 2011
Bob's spirit will always be alive as long as there are memories to share. My husband and I had also been "Galvanized" and we are proud to be part of the "Motorola" Family for over 30 years. Our deepest condolences.
October 16, 2011
Bob and the Galvin family are a rare breed indeed. Always valuing and providing opportunities to so many. And the best innovation of all --was Bob’s emphasis and commitment to family. The rest will follow. And follow it did.

This is a tremendous loss for us as Motorolan’s and a tremendous loss to our country. It is also a tremendous call to duty. Bob gave us the reasons, the pride, and the purpose. And although we may never be able to repay that dept …we will keep trying, and try we will.

I meet Bob once at the Grayslake factory for only a short time. But in that short time, I was able to hear in his words, and see in his face and eyes what we are suppose to be all about as a company, and as a person. And that is simply “what good shall I do today”.

God speed Bob Galvin, God speed…

Thank you.

Scott James
October 16, 2011
I was in C&E, Inc and Cellular Infrastructure sales for 27 years. Motorola was a huge company that felt like a family. We all benefited from wonderful products, great leaders, and lots of pride. All the result of Bob Galvin's enthusiasm, caring and encouraging attitude. We were Galvanized!
October 16, 2011
Here is a story about Bob that only a few of us administrative assistants know. Bob liked to walk up the stairs to his office (12 floors). One time a new employee was walking up the stairs and they got into a conversation. Bob asked her about herself. She told him she was new to the company and she asked what was his name and what did he do for the company? He gave her his name and said that he owned the company. She said to him "no way!" "You're kidding me." She said the man laughed hard and asked who did owned the company and she said: "Bob Motorola." Bob laughed so hard he asked her to stop with him at the next floor and he would verify for her who he was. They got off the floor and Bob met a couple of employees and asked them "do you know me and, if so, what is my name and what do I do here at Motorola?" The employees looked at Bob with wide eyes, but they verified who he was. He said to them, "But, she thinks "Bob Motorola" is the owner. They all had a very good laugh and that is how one of my friends was welcomed to Motorola by Bob. Rest in peace Bob - your deserve a very special place in God's kingdom.

Helen O'Connor
October 16, 2011
Bob Galvin created the business success and working environment that many dream of and few achieve. Yet, Bob made it a reality for the thousands of people lucky enough to work at Motorola. Thank you, Bob, for a life well lived and the talents you shared. You continue to inspire us with your grace, courage, integrity, and humility. You and the entire Galvin family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
October 16, 2011
The world has lost a great leader with Bob's passing. Thank you Bob for the example you set for leadership and life. May you rest in peace.

To the Galvin family, my sincerest condolences for your loss. May God's grace guide you in this time of sorrow and may the memories of Bob ease your pain.
October 16, 2011
I will never forget the "welcome to the family" handshake with Bob Galvin 27 years ago. He walked into the office filled with newly hired engineers and greeted every one and each of us by our first name.
October 16, 2011
As if it was yesterday, the compassionate "welcome to the family" handshake with Bob Galvin 27 years ago. He walked into the office filled with newly hired engineers greeting everyone of us by first name. Many of us in his company found a home, a family, a community, a culture, a country, things to build and the ideas of ideas filling life with purpose. The Icon of the American Dream of the 20th Century will live in the thoughts of all of us until we meet him again.
October 16, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Galvin Family. I will always associate meeting Bob Galvin at the beginning of my 23 year career at Motorola with increased love for new technology. Bob led Motorola to great achievement! A group photo with Bob Galvin is the most cherished of my saved Motorola memorabilia.
October 16, 2011
My condolences to the Galvin family. I've worked for Motorola for over 30 years and you should all be proud of Mr. Galvin's accomplishments. He was not only successful in business, but treated his people well and was a great leader. He will be missed.
October 16, 2011
Thank you Bob, seems so inadequate for all the oportunity you provided every employee, especially me. I am proud to say I was 'galvanized" for 36 years as an employee 1962/98. My interaction with you was minimal, but I will always cherish those had written notes thanking me when our paths crossed. A giant of industry but, a gentelman always. My sincere condolence to the family.
October 16, 2011
There's probably never been a better company to work for, people to work with or a more inspiring place to learn and grow as an individual than Motorola under Bob and his family's leadership. Early on for me I remember hearing that Bob would be dining alone at the White House with President Reagan one evening. The very next day there I was with Bob standing in the check-out line in the corporate cafeteria. Yes, the very same person who happened to be Chairman of the Board and now standing next to me, asking me about the advertising in Japan and wearing a name badge that identified himself as "Bob Galvin" was there holding a cafeteria tray with a milk carton and a sandwich and waiting to pay for it.

I saw him many times more, of course, but I never forgot that moment because it said so much of who he was and how he also expected us to treat one another. He didn't do it because he'd been advised to. Instead, it was his genuinely quiet way of reminding us all that no matter your title, compensation or job description, at this company we all shared a common respect for one another with an equal responsibility and level of standards to uphold.

At one time our corporate tagline was was: "what you never thought possible."

Thank you, Bob, for everything you made possible and all the ways you made us better for having shared a part of your world with you and learning about it from you.
October 16, 2011
After reading so many articles about how great Steve Jobs was, I can’t help thinking that Bob Galvin was MY Steve Jobs. Bob Galvin was a leader, an inspiration and a motivator like nobody else. Bob was humble and friendly even though he was a “giant”, a legend. I am privileged to have known him.
God bless you and rest in peace, Bob!
October 16, 2011
My condolences to the Galvin family. Extremely proud to be a Motorolan for 30 years. My admiration of Mr. Bob Galvin started when I was a student at IIT; CEO of Motorola & Chairman of the Board of Directors for IIT, WOW! We will miss this visionary leader.
October 16, 2011
Ho avuto la fortuna e il piacere di incontrare e ammirare Bob Galvin. Lo ricorderò sempre.
Carlo Ajmar, Milano, Italy
October 16, 2011
All of us that had the honor of serving Motorola under the Galvin stewardship understand what made this such a great company. We tip our hats to a wonderful man......
October 16, 2011
My deepest condolences to the family. Motorola has been my first job out of college, when it was still under Bob, and has been my employer ever since. Thank you for giving me and many like myself a chance for a life-long career!
October 16, 2011
Humility, family, statesmanship, bold investment in innovation all defined Bob' leadership practice. The world was a better place with him. Bob is irreplaceable.
October 16, 2011
rest in peace
October 16, 2011
Mr. Galvin was truly a gentleman besides being an innovator of technology and a visionary businessman.
We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire Galvin family during this sad time. Please know we are thinking of you.
Eileen Gould and Bob Dwyer
October 16, 2011
Bob was one of my heroes. He had uncompromising integrity and fostered "do the right thing" culture. The open door policy made us feel we could get a problem worked out, even if we rarely used it.

I bet Bob once at work, where our director had arranged for him to speak to the team. He took the time to speak to teams on many occasions. He showed real interest in each individual and inspired them (and me).

Bob gave a talk at the Scottish Home about his book, and I again met him and obtained an autographed book.

Another time, my father asked Bob (by mail) to autograph The Founder's Touch. A few days later, there was a nice surprise for me.

I really liked the way the Galvins valued long service. I'm just past 31 years now, even longer than Bob. But my contribution of course is very pale next to the great leader.

I used to see Bob and Chris in the Tower cafe - something that never happened with subsequent leaders. That alone says something.

Best wishes to the entire Galvin family. We owe so much to Paul, Bob and Chris.
October 15, 2011
Rest in Peace Bob Galvin. Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity 30 years ago to succeed at Motorola. You will truly be missed.
October 15, 2011
I want to pay tribute to Mr. Galvin, not only for his amazing business and technologcal expertise, but also for his kind and compassionate heart. This man, along side his generous and kind-hearted wife Mary, not knowing me personally, helped our family as we tried to diagnose and treat our daughter who was battling a rare and little known neurological illness. I will forever hold Mr. and Mrs. Galvin in the highest esteem, not only for their public accomplishments, but most importantly for their private, generous and compassionate contributions to regular people like me.
October 15, 2011
Bob was a gracious man with amazing vision and the steel will to execute on that vision. He will be missed.
October 15, 2011
My sincere condolences goes out the the Galvin family.
October 15, 2011
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Galvin Family. Words cannot express my feelings at this time of sadness for the loss of a personal hero. I was in awe of the great man at each opportunity I had the privilege to meet and talk to Bob. I was extremely happy for Jennifer, my eldest daughter, to meet Bob when she was an intern in his office. I am not sure who enjoyed the meeting more Bob or my daughter. But I will always remember when we left his office my daughter stopped me and said "Dad, what a neat person he is to take time to talk to me, I will never forget it".
Bob, your guidance, vision, innovation and integrity over the years made me and Motorolans the world over so proud of the family of Motorola!!!
October 15, 2011
To the family of Mr. Galvin. My sincere condolences to the family at this very difficult time in your lives. words can't express the sadness that such loss can bring. May our Heavenly Father give you peace and comfort. Very comforting are the words found at Psalm 147:3- He is healing the broken herted one's.
October 15, 2011
The Galvins are saying farewell to a beloved patriarch and so is the entire Motorola family both past and present. Those of us fortunate enough to work for Motorola and benefit from the visionary that led us so many years were truly blessed for everything he did and represented. Condolences to both the Galvin and Motorola family on the passing of this iconic man. He was one in a million.
October 15, 2011
Hearing of Mr. Galvin's passing brought fond memories of my time as a frontdesk clerk, during the late 1960s, at the Hotel Valley Ho resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. I had the privilege of meeting and becoming acquainted with several of the Galvins, and extended family, spending winters there. All were so very gracious to those of us serving them.

Many Motorola personnel, from all over the world, also stayed at the hotel. It's no wonder, having Robert Galvin at the helm, they truly emulated being part of a remarkable family, and ones we enjoyed having as guests.

Please know I am among those sharing your grief. Blessings to you all.
October 15, 2011
Dearest Mary,
My heartfelt condolences to yo and your loved ones.
I can only imagine how heartbroken you feel. Please call me if you need anything.

Love, light and blessings, Lauren
October 15, 2011
Uncompromising integrity and constant respect for people. Bob personified these values like no one else. His class and personal touch made Motorola the company it was. I feel fortunate to have known Bob and look to him as a true compass in how to be successful in every way. When we received the Baldrige award in 2002, it meant more to me that Bob was in the audience than the presence of the VP of the US. My sincere condolences to Mary, Chris and the rest of the Galvin family
October 15, 2011
The family of Marguerite and Vincent Sill send you their love and prayers during this difficult time and always. Marilyn Sill Baugher, Peter Vincent Baugher, Victoria Baugher Clark.
October 15, 2011
To the family of Robert Galvin, my condolences for the loss of your beloved one. May you find comfort and strength from the God of all comfort. (Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, IL.)
October 15, 2011
The White Chariot
During your journey on your final flight home.
White wings will carry you and you will be flown.
To the pearly gates of Heaven, where they will usher you in.
To the feet of your Lord, your Saviour, and your friend.
He will hold you in his arms and the angels will sing.
As another one of His children is delivered by white wings.

unknown author
We will miss you Martha B Stone & Bruce Stone
October 14, 2011
Working at Motorola was the best 21 years of my life. More companies should treat their employess as family like Bob Galvin did. My condolences to his family and all the Motorola family.
October 14, 2011
For most of my 37 Motorola years, I was honored to be led by such an innovator whose humanity, generosity and integrity were unquestioned. In his leadership, Bob Galvin exhibited all the fine qualities the nation now extols with the death of Steve Jobs. He was a creator of whole industries and business models while leading a virtual army of loyal, enthusiastic employees who recognized his genius as well as his genuine interest in their welfare. Rest in peace, Mr. Galvin. You, too, were a giant who left the world a better place,
Max Hopper
Mayor
October 14, 2011
Deeply saddened to note the passing of Bob Galvin, a great leader, innovator and person. Bob was the epitome of a vision-driven and values-based leader who treated everyone with respect and dignity. He was a thoughtful listener who elevated my spirits with his possibility thinking. It has been twelve years since I left Motorola after nearly eleven years with Motorola. I went off in search of an even more perfect culture. Alas, I could find no organizations that could touch the magic that was Motorola in those days. Motorola was Camelot. Bob Galvin embodied the grace, gentility and courage of the finest. He will be missed. Deepest sympathies to the Galvin family.
October 14, 2011
I worked for Motorola for 27 years, and I loved working there when Bob
was the CEO, because he showed that he cared about his employees.
October 14, 2011
Bob was a great leader and a visionary and he cared deeply about his employees.
I was always inspired by him.
October 14, 2011
Our deepest sympathies go out to you Chris and the rest of your family on the passing of Bob. He was an inspiration to all of us as a person and as a leader. May God's grace and peace hold all of you during this difficult time.
October 14, 2011
I spent 31 years at Motorola and they were truly good years. I was always proud to be a Motorolan and my pride came from the integrity, high regard for quality, and care and concern for employees that flowed down from Bob. Blessings and condolences to his family.
October 14, 2011
Tribute to “Bob”
Bob Galvin was a gifted man who shared his gifts with so many. He inspired his associates to succeed and “Reach Out”. His leadership skills were contagious, as managers would try to emulate his example of how to motivate our teams to innovate and provide futuristic solutions to customer needs unknown at the time. His visionary projections were always years ahead of the competition and his “China Plan A/B” was perhaps, the finest example of his abilities as a seasoned CEO and a great Statesman. His zest for continuing education provided his management team with the skills required to be the best. Becoming “Galvanized” was a distinct privilege. We were fortunate to have a leader that was dedicated to our customers, our future and our associates. Bob’s devotion to his family, his company and his country were admired by all and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to share our time with him. God Bless the Galvin Family, Thank You for sharing so many great times with all of us.
October 14, 2011
My heart goes out to the Galvin Family during this time of bereavement. I worked at the Galvin Center- Motorola Museum and had the opportunity to meet Mr. Robert Galvin; a great, fair and humble man. It was at Motorola that I learned how to perform quality work and deal with life's challenges. Thank you for leading the way for all Motorolans and the world.
October 14, 2011
I always felt I was a part of the Motorola "family" when I worked there. My sincerest condolences - I felt that I knew Bob because he would speak to those of us in the factory as if we were in his extended family. I will never forget him.
October 14, 2011
I was fortunate enough to work at many of the Motorola Service Clubs. The one I remember the most was when Bob introduced his special guest, Bob Hope. That was in 1976 Motorola 50th anniversary. I still wear my 25th service award, a watch, daily with pride.
October 14, 2011
Sincere condolences from everyone at Bernard Interiors.
October 14, 2011
Our sincere condolences from Mobile Radio Service, Inc. - Great Bend, KS. Bob, John and Donna
October 14, 2011
I have had the priviledge to be part of Motorola's organization for fifty one years. Meeting Mr. Galvin and hearing him speak on different occasions was a motivation for me to "do better". My condolences to the family and may they feel God's comfort.
October 14, 2011
My deepest sympathies to the Galvin family. I have always been proud to have been a Motorolan and that is in no small part because of Mr. Galvin's leadership, commitment to the business and to the people of Motorola. I was thrilled to see him most recently become involved in helping this nation think differently about the energy economy -- his vision and passion will be missed by many, especially by those of us who were hoping to benefit from his leadership in the energy industry.
October 14, 2011
I had the extreme good fortune to have Bob as my leader for my entire 35 year career at Motorola. His leadership was inspiring, but beyond that, he was a kind and gentle man who was near and dear to the hearts of all Motorolans.

My condolences to the entire Galvin family.
October 14, 2011
God's abundant blessings to Mr. Galvin and his beloved family. I was privileged to have spent 30 years with Motorola and to have met Mr. Galvin early on. Motorola was a wonderful place to work and achieve during his tenure; we all truly felt like family then. He was one of a kind. God Bless you, Bob, for all that you did for all of us!
October 14, 2011
We extend our sincere sympathies to the Galvin family. My husband and I worked for Motorola for over 30 years. There are many things we admired about Bob, but mostly we admired his respect for individuals, his ability to inspire, and his passion for ideas. It was always a thrill when Bob spoke at an event - we never knew what he would say, but it was always memorable. We were blessed to work for a great company and an inspirational leader. Thanks Bob for all you did for Motorola, you will be missed.
October 14, 2011
Technology is awesome with people like you. My condolences to family for your loss. Jesus Christ will end all sickness. Matthew 8:14-17 Deep sympathy.
October 14, 2011
In 1987, on the trade show floor at Telecom in Geneva, Bob Galvin took the time to individually speak to each and every Motorolan that was at their stations during the BOD review, and thanked them for being there. I watched as Bob moved from person to person, group to group, taking time to speak and share with each. This open act of selflessness, and honest caring for members of the team resonates with me to this day. It was at that moment that I realized who I was working for, and the values that the company stood for, and did so for as long as I was able. God bless you Bob Galvin. You are and will remain an inspiration to me.
October 14, 2011
We lost a great leader but we have gained so much from the exemplary life he led as our CEO and as a genuine person.
October 14, 2011
Dear Gail,
Please accept our deepest condolences to you and your entire family on the passing of your Dad. He was a fine man. We will keep you all in our prayers.
While it's been many years since our times together in Barrington,I think of you and your "little ones" often.
Sincerely, Pat and John Weaver
October 14, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Galvin family. Bob Galvin was an inspirational and dedicated leader who truly cared about people. May he rest in peace.
October 14, 2011
Mr. Galvin was an inspiration to, not only Motorolans, but the entire industry. I had the joy of sitting next to him at one of our Motorola Annual Banquets. I will always consider him as an example of what Leadership is all about. My condolences & prayers to the Galvin family. Adios Amigo!
October 14, 2011
October 14, 2011
Bob was a great leader and an inspiration to me in the 30 years I spent at Motorola. The respect I will always hold for him is beyond words. Thank you Bob, it was a pleasure knowing you.
October 14, 2011
It was like the rug was pulled out from under Motorola when Bob retired. That's how good a leader he was. I still have the book he wrote and signed for me. Under Bob's leadership Motorola was a force to be reckoned with by her competitors. The ship sat high in the water and we were her proud crew. Alors que tout le monde chante les louanges de six sigma il était en fait vraiment un gaspillage dans la pratique et perdu beaucoup de temps et de matériel. Adieu l'homme généreux. Vous nous manquerez.
October 14, 2011
My condolences, prayers and sympathy to all of the close knit Galvin family.
It was over 50 years ago that I was introduced to the family by my Riverside neighbor Carol Critchfield, Virginia (Gin)- Mrs. Paul Galvin's sister.
What a great family! I enjoyed getting to know them personally, and through Gin and Carol's activities. I've eagerly followed the activities and advancements of both Motorola and all the Galvins ever since.
I still use the Motorola radio given to me as a gift in 1970.
It is fitting that I can send this tribute on my handheld cell phone.
The Galvin family is exemplary in its care for its employees, its faith, and generosity to many arts and charitable organizations.
Bob will be truly missed. God's peace be with you.
October 14, 2011
It must have been in 2000 or around that time. Bob Galvin awarded the President's Award to a fellow Motorolan at the Galvin Center; I was in the audience. After I had heard so many wonderful stories about him, I finally was in the same room with the legend. And he worked his magic on me. I remember thinking that receiving an award from Bob Galvin must be the highest aspiration for anyone.

My condolences to the Galvin family. Bob Galvin will keep on living in many hearts around the world.
October 14, 2011
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October 14, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Galvin family. Bob Galvin's leadership touched many lives. I never met Mr. Galvin but am grateful that Motorola has given my husband the opportunity of nearly 3 decades of employment much with positions Bob Galvin helped create. Employment has allowed us to spend money at local businesses and contribute to our community and charities in many positive ways. Thank you. The world was fortunate to have Bob Galvin and what a
gem of a leader with integrity and humility. RIP
October 14, 2011
We were sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He lived a long,successful and values-driven life, and changed the lives of many others for the better!

My first memory was of my first trip to Franklin Park, in January of 1965. I arrived, parked my rental car across the street, and carried my briefcase and another case of materials toward the front door in a raging snowstorm. A man with a curious streak of grey in his hairline jumped out of a limo at the curb, ran to the front door and opened it for me, and I was so grateful. I learned later in the day when he entered the room. in which we were meeting with Ken Piper, that the man was Bob Galvin.

I remember the day at Four Phase Systems when an employee asked Bob whether Motorola would give up on them, and he replied "I will not give up on you as long as you do not give up on yourselves!"

We crossed paths many times, and I considered him a friend; for the publication of our book (Jim Bracher and I authored) "Integrity Matters," in 2004, Bob was good enough to endorse our efforts in the flyleaf. He later granted us a long interview at his home.

He made my life better, and I will miss him.

Sincerely,
Dan Halloran
October 14, 2011
My condolences to the family of Robert Galvin. My husband, Larry C. Phillips, Account Executive and Galvin Master, was employed with Motorola from 1967 to 1991 when he passed away in his sleep. He was very proud to work for Motorola. The family is in my prayers. Anne Phillips and Family, Danville, Virginia.
October 13, 2011
Bob you gave so many reasons to "BELIEVE"! So many reasons to be proud to have dedicated our career to Motorola. I will always remember...RIP.
October 13, 2011
Chris, you and your family should be very proud of what was accomplished by you and your father. I know I was proud to have worked at Motorola for 43 Years. I think I can also speak for most of the people that they were proud to work for Motorola. Your Dad will be missed. All Motorolans were proud to say they worked for Motorola.
October 13, 2011
One of the great leaders I admire most in business. Thanks for creating a legacy in the tech industry
October 13, 2011
Bob Galvin was a remarkable man, a visionary, and a kind soul with a warm heart. He always treated employees with respect and dignity. Under his and Chris' leadership, Motorola was truly a wonderful place to proudly say you worked at. True leadership that appreciated the dedication of it's employees and saw us as people, not just numbers. Bob Galvin leaves an amazing legacy on technology. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the entire Galvin family during this sad time.
October 13, 2011
My dad worked for Motorola as a tool engineer and was able to exercise his talent and creativity while providing for our family. Robert Galvin was a great leader of a great company. May he rest in peace.
October 13, 2011
Thanks for making Motorola an employee friendly place for most of my time there. You and your family have touched many, many lives thru out the world and thru out the decades. You leadership and example in many areas will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace.
October 13, 2011
Mr. Galvin was a giant in our house, my father, Jerry Colletti worked 50 years for him and Motorola - he truly enjoyed his job. One of his greatest memories was the portrait they took together on his retirement. My prayers are with your family, I lost my dad in June - maybe they will meet again in heaven.
October 13, 2011
Thank you for your great service in Scottdale AZ
October 13, 2011
My condolences to the Galvin Family. Bob Galvin was a great leader and had respect for all his employees. I remember seeing him in the Tower and because I had my badge on he said "Hello Patti" I was so impressed. I worked for the company 36 yrs and just retired. He will be missed. May he rest in piece.
October 13, 2011
Mr. Galvin was a wonderful person, and an amazing leader - I was proud to be part of his Motorola family! My sympathy, and prayers go out to his family!
October 13, 2011
The global community mourns the loss of a great man. His legacy of visionary and innovative leadership, respect for all he met, and compassion for the Motorola family in his time has never been matched.

John Quincy Adams quote effectively defines Bob Galvin “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

May he rest in peace.

Our condolences to the Galvin family on their and the world’s loss.
October 13, 2011
With sincere condolences to the family of Robert Galvin, He will no doubt be missed by many who's lives he has touched. During this time be assured that the God of all comfort will be with the family.

N. Wilson, Florida
October 13, 2011
Sincere condolences to the Galvin family on Mr. Bob Galvin’s passing. When I was born, my father, Ed Bieniewski, worked for Mr. Galvin at Motorola. 25 years later, I was privileged to do the same as an employee of the much larger company that he had built. I've known of Bob Galvin my entire life and always in the context of someone who was not only an icon of innovation and business leadership, but also as a man of great personal integrity and kind respect for his employees and their families. May he rest in peace.
October 13, 2011
My condolences to the Gavin Family. Bob truly cared about people. I met him on one of his trips to his Arcade, N.Y. plant. I worked there for 25 years before leaving in 1980 to live in Sunny Florida. I had over 45 relatives that worked there along with many friends. I enjoyed working there. It was family back then.
October 13, 2011
To his beloved family my deepest condolences. What a great honor it was to have met him, many lives are certainly a little brighter because of his vision, dedication, humility and kindness. " A leader is someone who takes you elsewhere..." you sure did Bob Galvin... may you rest in peace.
October 13, 2011
I was fortunate enough to serve Motorola for ~23 years. I had the honor of working personally with Bob Galvin on several occasions. With perfect hindsight, it is easy to see that he was the most enlightened leader of the last century. All who knew him understood he was 'way beyond' simple corporate success; he was always leading the way towards 'humanity's success'. We will never see the likes of this amazing leader again. All of us that were touched by him are better because of it! Jay Bonk
October 13, 2011
God bless the family and the memory of Mr. Galvin. True leadership and inspiration is the memory I will hold from working in a true family run business of Motorola. Bob's affect on the world will live forever.
October 13, 2011
My sympathy goes to the Galvin family. Bob was truly a great leader and the Motorola Family highly respected him. I worked for Motorola SPS and retired after 34yrs.
October 13, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 13, 2011
I had the honor of getting to know Bob through his son, Chris. I have rarely seen a father/son relationship based on such a tremendous degree of mutual respect and open affection. His legacy of genuine leadership and grace will continue through his family and all of the people he has touched throughout his extraordinary life.
October 13, 2011
My husband, Larry Mackowiak, worked for Motorola under Bob Galvin's visionary leadership and has often said that those years were the highlight of his law career. We often talk of Bob, whose remarkable qualities were so evident in the way he managed Motorola. A kind and gracious Christian gentleman with "Six Sigma" ethics and morality, Bob showed everyone else how to run a company so that all felt valued, needed and inspired to do their best. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Our deepest sympathy to the Galvin Family. Sincerely, Larry and Georgia Mackowiak
October 13, 2011
Bob had the best combination of leadership, humility, innovation, family orientation, inspiration, aspiration and the respect for individuals. It was a rare privilege to get to know Bob and his family. I will never forget the reception Bob received at each location he, Chris and I visited to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Motorola. Or the impact of his wisdom and grace on our 3 sons when we visited him at his Barrington home. God speed. Mike and Robin Zafirovski
October 13, 2011
I have fond memories and great respect for Bob...I was an employee for 35 years, retiring in 1995.
October 13, 2011
God bless Bob Galvin and may he rest in peace. Circumstances were such that Mr. Galvin was the commencement speaker at my graduation from college, and as fate would have it, Motorola hired me after I received my doctorate. I had the honor of meeting Bob Galvin several times throughout my 33 year career at Motorola. Mr. Galvin was “Mr. Motorola” and “The Family” every company should exemplify. Bob Galvin demonstrated leadership and charisma, and above all, he had the respect of everyone! My prayers and condolences go out to his wife Mary and their family. Henry Hughes
October 13, 2011
Since starting at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division in 1968, I have felt a part of the Motorola family and am so sorry to see the head of the family pass away. Chris and the whole Galvin family have my deepest sympathy.
October 13, 2011
I started working at Motorola in 1978 on the business band base stations. I then started in the cellular division in the early 80’s. One day I was unloading test equipment and tools from the elevator on the 12th floor, all of a sudden an arm with rolled up white sleeves appeared and assisted in the unloading. When I straightened up I saw that the arm belonged to Bob, who then called me by name and asked if I needed any help to get the gear to the penthouse where our test systems were. As you can see, Bob aided everyone and treated everyone as an equal. I have an everlasting image of that arm reaching to help. That is why I worked for 27 years until downsized, I am proud of the time I hade with Motorola and will treasure all of my memories from that time. I also met my wife of 21 years at Motorola.
October 13, 2011
Mr. Galvin was an amazing and humble man. One of my fondest memories is when he crewed for me in an ill fated sailboat race at Lake Geneva. That was many years ago and it's still fresh in my mind.
Good bye Bob. You were one in a million. My dad thought you were an extraordinary neighbor and friend.
October 13, 2011
Bob was a great man, he treated people with dignity and respect,he was a joy to be around. We will miss him.

Jeff Genovese- Galvin Master
October 13, 2011
Knowing Bob was respect, admiration and friendship. He was truly a great leader who knew where he was going as did the many around him. He was a leader who had the confidence of all of us.
October 13, 2011
Bob Galvin, just as his fathr was, was a just man. I worked for Motorola for 44 years, and over some years filled in for his admins on the 12th floor. He was always a kind and gentle man and one of my fonest memories of Bob Galvin was how he would alway step away from the elevator and let evryone enter before he did. My sincere sympathies to his family; I know how hard it is to lose a treasured family member.
October 13, 2011
R.I.P. Bob -- the company has never been the same since you left in 1990 and I doubt it will ever be as great as it was under your visionary leadership. You lead by example and what a great example you set. Leaders of your caliber are too few.

God's Blessing and best wishes for your family during this trying time.
October 13, 2011
What a gentleman who was beyond reproach. Enjoyed my 23+ years in the Fed. Gov't Markets, guided by Bob and his staff. He has been and will continue to be missed.
October 13, 2011
I want to express my sadness at Bob's passing. I enjoyed my time at Motorola, and having meet Bob only once, I did work for Chris, and I always admired his leadership skills, which obviously were given to Chris from Bob, and Mary. God bless you all. Dan Thompson.
October 13, 2011
It was good times when Bob was at the helm of Motorola he treated his employees as people, as family. He provided many oppertunites for myself and my loved ones for which I am ever greatful. Our prayers go out to the family at this time, may he rest in peace.
October 13, 2011
I had the privilege of working for Motorola for 36yrs.During those years I had the opportunity to advance my career and give my family a decent lifestyle and a education.Bob Galvin was instrumental in making that happen for me with his leadership style and his family orientated business acumen. I am so happy that I experienced Bob in my career and I will never forget him. When I retired several years ago, I received a note from Bob who had been retired many years before me, Bob never forgot his people. I remember his eloquent speech at our Galvin Masters Meeting in Orlando ,Florida. Bob insisted that we bring our wives to the meeting, something that was never done before. My wife understood from then on why I worked like I did, it was because I wanted to do good for Bob and Motorola. Bob is probably my last emotional connection with MOTOROLA,he will be missed.
October 13, 2011
I first met Mr. Galvin getting onto an elevator at a company function when I was a very young salesman. I knew who he was, but of course he didn't know me. My nervousness was apparent and I still remember to this day how he went out of his way to put me at ease. We have lost a great one.
He truly did the best he could while on this earth. He's in your hands now, Lord. Take good care of him.
October 13, 2011
robert you have been a good man and an a hard working man,you ran the reace you finished the course on this side and now for the real reward,walking on gold paved roads,and crystal seas you eyes will behold,theres a mansion prepared just for you,enjoy god loves you soo much,and many others do to god bless you sir
October 13, 2011
My prayers are with the Galvin Family...my mom and dad met at Motorola, I think Augusta plant in the early 50's. My mom was on the line and my dad was a supervisor... They were Motorola Sweethearts...My mom was also a Motorola sweetheart, in her beautiful gowns, back in the 50's...My dad knew both father and son. Back then Motorola was truely a family oriented place to work. They took care of their family/employees...I even could of been in the baby contest after I was born that Mr. Galvin had going, but my dad said no...didn't like those...When my dad retired, I think he was in the top 10 of the oldest employees working at Motorola....ooops almost forgot...Motorola gave me my first job 3 days after graduating high school in '74...Franklin Pk...my dad was downstairs as a forman and I was upstairs in accounts payable...Thanks! This man will truly be missed by all...
Mary Agnes (Jarczyk) Bolsinger
Daughter of Edward and Agnes (Giannini) Jarczyk
October 13, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Galvin family. I refer to Mr. Galvin as Bob - because he told me to. Their is a great loss in the Galvin family - but also a great loss in his Motorola family. I started at Motorola in 1979 - and I can think of many occassions over the years where I witnessed Bob reaching out to his Motorola family. There are a few people in the world that it is an honor to meet, and Bob Galvin is one of those people - a true leader. It is the world's loss and a gain for heaven. God bless Bob Galvin - and may his efforts be a guide for the rest of us.
October 13, 2011
Bob Galvin was a wonderful leader. He built a wonderful company. He was always professional and a true gentleman. My 30 plus years with Motorola were the highlight of my career. He will be missed by so many.

Gary Daniels, Semiconductor Sector, Austin, Texas
October 13, 2011
I had the privilege of meeting Bob on a Galvin Masters cruise a few years ago. After spending a few minutes with him I knew why we had such a great company. What an impressive leader he was.
Jim Stone, Galvin Master
October 13, 2011
I just want to thank you, Bob Galvin, Motorola for giving me a job in 1981, which gave me the opportunity to make a good living and make some life time friendships. I now work for General Dynamics in Scottsale, Az, a company that Motorola once owned. Motorola was the best, there was not another company that could top what Motorola offered. I will never forgot the time that I saw Bob Galvin at a Motorola TCS Competition down in Florida. The influence that he had on his employees was tremendous. He will be truly missed by all Motorolans and he will be remembered as well as a great man.
October 13, 2011
My sincere condolences the the Galvin Family. May he rest in peace. Thank you for 20+ years working for a great company.
October 13, 2011
He was amazing. When Bob was called on to speak the room turned silent. He was an icon.

Joanne
October 13, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Galvin family. Bob truly treated all Motorola employees as family, and was an amazing leader. The world lost a great man, who gave so much to so many. His spirit will live on in all those he inspired.
October 13, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Bob Galvin family. Bob was an inspirational leader and created an outstanding workplace of competence and success. His guiding vision and compassion will thankfully continue on with others due to his teaching of those ideals and values. I greatly appreciate and value my 31+ years working at Motorola ... and deeply morn his passing...but rejoice in having been part of his company.
October 13, 2011
To Mike and the Galvin family: Your family is like a beautiful tree. May you find strength in it's roots, comfort in it's shade, hope in it's blooms, and sustenance in the fruit it bears. We pray that God will comfort you in your loss.
October 13, 2011
My deepest sympathies to the Gavlin Family, I began working at Motorola in 1981. I worked there until the Freescale split, 31 years total now. What a good man with an awesome business mind and he was a true visionary! He knew manufacturing well and he made his employees feel like we were all a family. He will be missed.. Nancy Marble-Heard. (Gilbert, AZ)
October 13, 2011
Bob Galvin was an inspiration and an innovative leader. I had the honor of him being Chairman most of my 30 years under the "BatWings". We always knew that his "open door" meant that issues involving people would be resolved with sensitivity and integrity -- and we dedicated ourselves to those principles.
Bob's Christian leadership was an example to us all, heaven will be a better place and Motorola, in fact most of corporate America is not without him. We pray for comfort for his family at this time.
October 13, 2011
A great and humble man. He was and is, a great inspiration in my life. Rest in peace Bob.
October 13, 2011
Our condolences to the Galvin family. He was one of the great innovators and created industries we can not live with out or save many lives every day. As a leader he was a true gentleman - no airs and graces, was happy to talk to anyone. I remember him coming to an event in the Museum Auditorium after he had retired, no one escorted him in, he quietly walked down and sat on the side with other employees, turned round spoke to everyone and shook their hands. My wife and I met thanks to Motorola and it is a privilege to work at a company that bears his legacy of innovation.
October 13, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Galvin family. Bob was a class act; an innovator, a great leader, and an exceptional human being. He always treated everyone with dignity and respect. Bob made the world a better place and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Bob’s family and loved ones.
October 13, 2011
Bob was a my idol and I never could stop talking about how inspirational he was. He was a family man and encouraged his employees to understand what is important in life. He never stopped trying to find ways to be more creative. If you gave him two unacceptable alternatives, he would send you back to find a third acceptable alternative. But more importantly he was always down to earth and I always thought I was talking to a close friend rather than the CEO. I cherished my working time with Bob and our casual talks in the cafeteria where he asked if he could join our lunch table and consider it some of the best times of my career. He was a prince among men. My condolences to the Galvin family and I mourn the loss to the business world.
October 13, 2011
I started Motorola September 5th, 1978. Such a wonderful experience. I worked there for 29 years before I was let go because of a downsize issue. I learned a lot about how to treat people as the Galvins treated us. As a family, not an employee. He will be missed by many. A wonderful Man, Father, Husband and Leader. God Bless you Mr. Galvin
October 13, 2011
Bob Galvin's accomplishments are too numerous to mention. The most important one, in my opinion, is that he created opportunities for so many prople around the world to improve their lives and those of their families. He will be missed by all who knew him.
October 13, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Galvin family. Mr. Galvin was a gentleman, visionary leader, and an industry icon. It was an honor and privilege to work at Motorola during Mr. Galvin's tenure.
October 13, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Galvin family. Mr. Galvin was a visionary leader and an industry icon. It was an honor and priviledge to work at Motorola during Mr. Galvin's tenure.
October 13, 2011
My condolences to the Galvin Family.
Indeed a visionary, a leader, a gentleman.
On one of his many visit to Ft.Worth Plant, I saw the CEO bend down and pick a piece of paper from the floor, I was impressed, that imegene still stays with me, what a humble man.
You will be missed, Thank you.
October 13, 2011
Uncle Bob was a great influence on my Motorola Family. I called him Uncle Bob because he had such a great connection to people and after meeting him once you really felt the connection. He created a family within Motorola and created the heart and soul of the company. His employees were always so proud to be Motorolan. He was a wonderful man and a great example of leadership. My prayers and sympathy go out to his family
October 13, 2011
I just want to thank Motorola for giving me a job in 1979, which gave me the opportunity to make a good living and make some life time friendships. Now I am enjoying a comfortable retirement. Tanks so much Bob.
October 13, 2011
So sorry for your loss, Gail. Your father was clearly loved and respected not just for what he did, but for who is was.
October 13, 2011
The best job I ever had was at Motorola in Harvard, IL. RIP Mr. Galvan. G. Alan H.
October 13, 2011
"My heartfelt condolences to the Galvin family. May our Heavenly Father The God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all.(1Cor 1:3,4). With deep sympathy. G.W. (Al.)
October 13, 2011
Thank you Mr. Galvin for giving me my first job and having faith in my abilities.
October 13, 2011
God bless you, and, thank you for all that you've done.
October 13, 2011
My dear cousin Elizabeth, thinking of you and your family at this time, sending hugs and kisses. xoxo

Eileen (Grum) Check
October 13, 2011
Bob Galvin, to this day, still influences my ideas about enterprise management. Contrary to the demands of the money changers on Wall Street, Mr. Galvin could and did actually think beyond the next quarter and acted strategically for the long term benefit of Motorola. Greatness appears when it doesn't follow the herd! Even when he challenged the Japanese, they too, greatly admired him.

A proud Motorolan from 1967 to 1984.
October 13, 2011
Mike,

So sorry to hear about your father. He IS a great man and I beleive you are who you are because of his guidance. I met him in Rockford, IL where he was giving a speach. I went up afterwards and introduced myself and we talked about you and being room mates in Vien during college. He was kind enough later to send to me a hand written note thanking me.

Regards,

Eugene Allen, CPA
October 13, 2011
To know him was something you'll never forget, I was lucky enough to know him and his family, he was a great man.
October 13, 2011
Robert Galvin was in the very first class of our Making History award winners at the Chicago History Museum. His lifetime of innovation continued in his later years in the field of energy and in educational initiatives, including at IIT. Global business and Chicago forever will remember his exemplary life. Gary Johnson, President, Chicago History Museum
October 12, 2011
So many years ago..
Motorola has become the
new software of just about
every thing else placed inside
a pcb board,the new version under a
silkscreen fabric thru hole to
surface mount'microscope placed
inside and out of a silk thread gold board of fabric game board'
thank you Mr.Robert Galvin
you will be in memory
sofware Empire lives on
Rip GodBless ya ROBERT~
October 12, 2011
Thanks for the opportunities 1957 to 2004. Worked as MSS Technican and depot technician. Had a customer in Atlanta that called Bob and complained his large communication sytem was inoperative. We proved system was working. Bob was upset about false report.
"Told customer if it happened again, a crew of men would remove all of his system." Met that customer in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and briefly exchanged pleasantries. A very gratious and friendly customer after 15 years. Thanks for the Help
October 12, 2011
I worked for and with Mr. Galvin all his 29 years with Motorola. He was always very kind and friends with everyone. From joining fellow workers in the cafe to speaking to all in the hallway. Simply a great man.

Lewis Curd, Galvin Master
October 12, 2011
Mr. Galvin was a great leader and visionary. He truly cared about people. He built a great company and culture of people. My condolences go out to his family.
October 12, 2011
My husband, Edwin M. Lofton, worked for Motorola for 23 years. He was proud to work for a company that valued its employees and their families. He very much admired Bob Galvin.
October 12, 2011
Ann and I are very sad upon learning that Bob has passed away. His life made a huge, positive impact on us as it did on so many people. We pray for his family as they, and we, mourn his passing. No man I've ever known has had more influence on all of us. We are thankful for his life in our time.
October 12, 2011
Bob was a true statesman and a genuine man. I remember playing tennis with him when I was quite young and he always treated me like an equal. I never worked at Motorola, but I know he was not only an executive, but a true leader and visionary. The world needs more people like Bob. I know he is skiing in a far better place now.
October 12, 2011
Mr. Galvin was an inspirational, innovative, and dedicated leader who touched the lives of each member of the Motorola family. In honor of his father, he shared his name with the Galvin Masters. His passing touches each of us.
With sincere sympathy,
October 12, 2011
The world has truly lost a great man. "Uncle Bob" inspired all that worked under his leadership.

William Turney (retired engineer)
October 12, 2011
A Man I always considered as my HERO.
A 31 year Motorolan.
October 12, 2011
October 12, 2011
Mr. Galvin was a true gentleman and an amazing leader - his innovations in both business and employee relations built a great company and culture. "Under Promise and Over Perform". We miss you sir.
October 12, 2011
My condolences to the Galvin family. It was a privilege to work at Mot during Bob's tenure.
October 12, 2011
Bob was a great leader and great friend. I will always remember his passion to learn (and imagine what might be possible), his ability to inspire and guide others, and his respect and sensitivity for the people he dealt with. An extraordinary man.
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