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August 05, 2015
Robert Hegyes is the Greatest Actor Tv Series " Welcome back Kotter"
February 08, 2015
SO LONG OLD FRIEND. RIP.
July 04, 2014
I still watch Welcome Back, Kotter it was shocking to hear that you passed away when I get a chance to go up north jersey I am going to visit you in the cemetery rest in peace Robert you where the best looking sweathog out of all the guys on the show> via con Dios el senior savior
July 03, 2014
RIP, Robert. You were a great actor on WBK. I still watch it every night at 9:30 on MET tv. One of my favorite shows from the 70s.
April 22, 2014
November 11, 2013
Rest in peace Robert vita con dios
November 06, 2013
Thk you,thk you
June 15, 2013
Happy Father's Day
June 15, 2013
Tomorrow will be hard without you. Everyday is hard without you.
May 07, 2013
Happy Birthday
April 10, 2013
Hello,. You must be looking out for me. Perhaps it is your way of making amends.
January 28, 2013
Miss you so so desperately. I didn't no it was possible to hurt this much. I wish I could call u every day and hear voice. I wish u were just a car ride away. It doesn't get easier without you. I've just gotten better at hiding how much Im hurting.
January 27, 2013
One year.
January 15, 2013
It is almost one year.....
January 01, 2013
Heaven is a little brighter this New Year's Eve with you there.
December 28, 2012
Thx for making me laugh
December 07, 2012
To Robert Hegyes,
I thought you were a great actor. You did a great job as Juan Epstein in the sitcom Welcome back Kotter. You made me laugh. I wish that you were still alive to make me laugh all over again. Lisa Weiner
November 17, 2012
It is football season, and you are not screaming at the T.V.
It is Thanksgiving, and you are not over-spending at the market, bursting through the door in anticipation of organizing your precious refrigerator.
How can you not be here, and yet come to me in my dreams every single night? I believe....
August 16, 2012
Rest in peace, "Epstein"
August 15, 2012
Rest in peace Robert Hegyes bless you
August 15, 2012
Robert I just loved you so much in Welcome Back Kotter,you will be so missed way too young to leave..God Bless you and your family...karen
August 14, 2012
Dear Robert,it was joy to meet you,I am very sorry you left us too soon,I loved you.I will always love you.God bless you.
August 07, 2012
R.I.P Mr. Hegyes
June 27, 2012
I know this is late, but I have not forgotten about Robert. I am very saddened by his passing. "Kotter" was one of my favorite shows in the 70s and still is today. As a kid, I copied the character Epstein, letting a red bandana hang out of my back pocket. As I grew up, I tried to find every and any project Robert was involved with. My heart goes out to his family and please know we mourn your loss also, and deeply. I hope the family or whoever is responsible will consider putting his website back up on the web as a tribute to him and his work and legacy. Rest in peace, Robert.
May 18, 2012
May 15, 2012
He was a great actor I will miss him on Tv-shows. I had just found out he died this month of May. I must have miss it in the newspaper in
January. I hope you know how sad it was for
some of us to hear he had died. He will be missed.
April 26, 2012
I cannot believe it's been 3 months since I lost the best father in the world. My heart breaks. I love you
April 26, 2012
April 18, 2012
our thoughts are with you god rest
April 17, 2012
April 13, 2012
April 02, 2012
I did not know about this passing. I grew up watching Welcome Back, Kotter. Sorry to hear the bad news.
March 18, 2012
Robert hegyes was a great actor on welcome back kotter he did a great job playing the part of Juan Epstein in welcom back kotter my condolence go's out to the family
February 17, 2012
To Robert Hegyes,
I thought you were A great actor, You did a great job as Juan Epstein on Welcome back Kotter. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Lisa Weiner
February 17, 2012
Dear God, Please excuse my son from his sins and welcome him to your paradise. He was a kind giving soul. He was loved and will be missed by many. Signed Epstiens mother
February 17, 2012
Such sad news - enjoyed you on "Kotter" -you were a fav. God Bless you, Robert "Juan Epstein" Hegyes...prayers to your family.
February 09, 2012
you were like a father to me, you will be missed bobby. I love you
February 06, 2012
As a teenager I watched Welcome Back Kotter and loved watching your funny antics. God Bless You and your family I will miss you.
February 06, 2012
Sorry to hear this sad news about a fellow Glassboro/Rowan alumni. You helped to make the 70's the wonderful time it was!! All my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
February 04, 2012
Another beautiful soul gone way too soon.Thanks for being a part of my youth.Thanks for all the laughs & the wonderful memories.Sleep with the angels!
February 04, 2012
To robert hegyes, I really enjoyed seeing you as Juan Epstein on welcome back kotter. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family , lisa weiner
February 04, 2012
It's been over a week now since I heard the news and I still feel so sad. I feel like part of my childhood has died. The character, Juan Epstein, was so joyful, happy, likable--with a smile that lit up the screen. Watching old clips of him on the show fills me with joy . . . and sadness, because now he's gone. (I'm crying as I'm typing this.) Miss you, Bobby. You brought joy to millions.
February 02, 2012
Deepest sympathy to the entire family. May God Bless Keep ur Family.You will be missed.
February 02, 2012
as everyone has already said "you will be missed". those were the days my friend we thought would never end .
February 02, 2012
as everyone has already said "you will be missed". those were the days my friend we thought would never end .
February 01, 2012
You brought so much joy to so many - your light has dimmed but the star you were never will.
Loved you and you will be so missed. Welcome Back Kotter was a team success - you kept it alive and made it all that it could be - with out you would never been the same nor as enjoyable. Thanks for giving us so much for so many years!
February 01, 2012
I watched the show and never mised an eposide, He made me laugh all the time. rest in peace.
February 01, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 01, 2012
You made me laugh. My classmates imitated you and made me laugh again. Thank you immensely. Condolances to your family.
January 31, 2012
Miss you terribly
January 31, 2012
Ya did good, Kid...ya did good...(sigh)
January 31, 2012
OMG- WHAT A WONDERFUL ACTOR AND COMEDIAN. HE WILL BE MISSED BIG TIME. MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THE "SWEATHOGS" AND HIS FAMILY.
January 31, 2012
My deepest sympathy to family and friends.
January 31, 2012
I loved your acting you made me laugh. May you rest in peace in the arms of the Lord our God. God bless you & your family. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us you'll be missed always. Peace & Love to you
January 31, 2012
R.I.P. I love W.B.K. it would not have been the same show without him. He brought a lot of joy and laughter to millions.
January 31, 2012
You made me LAUGH!!!! For that I am forever grateful. Thank You
January 31, 2012
You won't be forgotten
January 31, 2012
May the family find comfort in their loss. I loved that show in the 70s, great cast, so, so funny. He brought lots of joy to many people.
January 31, 2012
The Lord has a place for one of the very important sweat hogs. I loved Welcome Back Cotter. There was such a wonderful pic of you and the gang together. I had really ggod time and many laughs that will remain for the rest of my life.

Your Fan

Linda Brandle
January 31, 2012
I used to watch that show back in the 70s, just to see you Robert. Too bad I din't get a chance to meet you in person. You left us too soon. Rest in peace. Lynn(Los Angeles)
January 31, 2012
Rest in peace thank you for giving us laughter and many smiles!
January 31, 2012
Thanks for the memories! With sympathies to the family M Johnson
January 31, 2012
I pray for the Hegyes family to be comforted during this difficult time. "May You have undeserved kindness and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Cor 1:2) True comfort from God can help us smile or laugh thinking of fond memories to keep us from tears.
January 31, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 31, 2012
juan epstein went to heaven he walked through the gates he took off his coat st peter said epstein why are you so late epstein said i got a note. RIP MR ROBERT HEGYES
January 31, 2012
God bless you and your family.
January 31, 2012
rest in peace Robert you will be missed. you are still my favorite sweathog.
January 31, 2012
Juan: I grew up laughing at your jokes and the Sweathogs. You were a great role model for Hispanic Americans. May you rest in peace, dear friend.
January 31, 2012
dear lord,
please excuse juan from sunday school.
signed,
epstein's mother
rip, robert. thanks for the laughs.

steve p. massachusetts
January 31, 2012
R.I.P Robert you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. (Clif Salisbury, NC)
January 31, 2012
Rest in Peace. I'll always remember Juan and the "Sweathogs".
January 31, 2012
May cherished memories give your hearts comfort during this time of great sadness. We can smile through Kotter and remember that he made us laugh through the years. R.I.P. Robert
January 31, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of this passing. Death is never an easy situation. Psalms 46:1 says, that God is a refuge and strength in times of distress. Please rely on Him. To the family.
January 31, 2012
R.I.P.
January 31, 2012
RIP Robert...you were a great asset to yourself and metuchen.. I remember you from town .I am sorry your life was so short...
Georgia
January 31, 2012
May the family be comforted by the words at Act 24:15. My deepest condolences.
January 31, 2012
Thanks for being a part of my youth.
May you rest in peace
January 31, 2012
The Lord has another outstanding actor may you rip and in making people laugh in Heaven.
January 31, 2012
Rest in Peace & Thank You
January 31, 2012
You were the best in all of the parts you ever played; going back to Juan Epstein. I'm 69 years old and followed your entire career. You will be missed.
January 31, 2012
You were a favorite on Welcome Back Kotter, thank you for entertaining us for so many years. Heartfelt condolences to your family & friends. May you rest in peace...Your wit & charm will live on in our hearts forever.
January 31, 2012
You and your show were a part of the good memories of growing up. I guess that says it all...RIP.
January 31, 2012
RIP JUAN EPSTEIN THE FUNNIEST GUY TV HAS EVER SEEN,YES YOU WHERE THE FUNNIEST,GUY TO WALK THE HALLS OF BUCHANAN HIGH.
January 31, 2012
He made us laugh. He made us smile.He helped us enjoy life more. Thanks to him, we have wonderful memories. Best wishes to his family.
January 30, 2012
RIP, enjoyed Welcome Back Kotter growing up, even seeing the show taping in person, Epsteins Dream, was the episode. God bless and God bless your family, thanks for all the good laughs.
January 30, 2012
You will be missed. I hope you didn't suffer.
January 30, 2012
Rest in Peace little Juan Epstein
January 30, 2012
We had fun going to Dodger games and those Thai lunches. You will be missed.
January 30, 2012
Sorry for your loss. He was a Great Actor!
January 30, 2012
To the family of Mr. Hegyes. You can be comforted by knowing that Robert has the wonderful prospect of resuming life again free from all causes of death and the disappointments it brings.
January 30, 2012
Thank you for the memories!
January 30, 2012
rip you will be missed
January 30, 2012
R.I.P
January 30, 2012
i AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT HE WAS MY FAVORITE ON WELCOME BACK KOTTER
January 30, 2012
Rest in Peace, you were a favorite of mine on Welcome back Kotter
January 30, 2012
i grew up in metuchen and hung out with his sister(beth) and he was the talk of the town when he got the part of juan in welcome back kotter prayers go out to his family dave t neptune nj
January 30, 2012
I remember watching Robert on TV. Life is so short. Persevere in Pray so that you may find comforts 12:12
Sincerely, Robin
January 30, 2012
rest in peace my friend,you will be missed,steve puppi.
January 30, 2012
Mr Hegyes maybe you can get a note from your mother and be excused...the lord will understand r.i.p juan epstine
January 30, 2012
My heart and prayers go out to Robert's family and friends...I grew up watching him on Welcome back Kotter and he was one of my favorite characters...God bless you...
January 30, 2012
Peace from God heals the broken hearted. Ps. 147:3
January 30, 2012
I watched many episodes of welcome back kotter and always thought you were so cool!May you rest in peace and may the lord be with your family during this difficult time.
January 30, 2012
Condolences to the Hegyes family and friends. Mr. Robert Hegyes was a icon in the 70's , I loved Welcome back Kotter!, as a little girl. May you all throw your sorrow and burden on our Heavenly Father and He will sustain you.
January 30, 2012
i'm very sorry for your loss,i loved watching him on tv, i'm going to miss himand seeing what exciting things he would have done. he will be deeply missed
January 30, 2012
May God continue to bless and keep you all in His care, and remember earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. I enjoyed watching him, he was a joy.
January 30, 2012
Another icon from my youth is gone. My deepest condolences to the Hegyes family.
January 30, 2012
May you rest in peace enjoyed watching the show all those years
January 30, 2012
I am sorry for your loss,as I have just lost my mother in the last few weeks be there for each other and you will be strong.
I enjoyed watching him act , what a talented man GOD BLESS
January 30, 2012
So young...sorry for your loss its aways sad to lose a loved one no matter age or reason my condolences to the Hegyes family
January 30, 2012
so sorry, deepest sympathy to the family, i love Ribert on welcome back kotter.. RIP Ana Ace
January 30, 2012
My condolences to his family. I loved watching him growing up. He will live on through our memories. God bless and my god give you strength to endure such a sad time.
January 30, 2012
Thank you for such great memories...The Angels rejoice for you are home....


A fan in Texas Lupe Ortiz
January 30, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy
on behalf of your Son, Brother,Friend and Actor.

Robert made me laugh and created fond memories of my school days.

He'll be missed by many
January 30, 2012
Robert was a better actor then most of us even really knew. I enjoy watching him on Welcome Back Kotter and was happy to see is other body of work. RIP.
January 30, 2012
Please accept my condolences...Robert will be missed..may God be with you in your time of grief...I will always remember him
January 30, 2012
I saw him recently on a celebrity tribute that was very nice. Sorry to hear this and sympathy to his family and friends.
January 30, 2012
Rest in peace, Robert...
January 30, 2012
sadden that he is no longer with us but he is alive in our hearts and loveing memories
January 30, 2012
My deepest condolences to the hegyes family over the death of your son Robert. Dont be sad though. He is home with the Lord. David T.
January 30, 2012
He was a fine actor and comedian and provided an essential part of "Kotter's" class.
January 30, 2012
Wow. what a shock. I met him and some of the other "sweathogs" in show that was held in Philadelphia. My friends and I made shirts with their show names on them - we even got a chance to meet some of the guys... what a thrill!!

One of my classmates was from Metuchen, NJ. I went home with her at Easter one year and was supposed to meet Robert... but it did not work out...

Miss you!!

Oliva (Piper) Riley
Columbus, Ohio
January 30, 2012
I pray that the family will find comfort in the memories. Phil 4:13. I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.
January 30, 2012
So sorry to hear of Mr Hegyes' passing. Condolences to his family and loved ones, his fans, and all who enjoyed or were inspired by "Welcome Back, Kotter."

Maryland fan
January 30, 2012
So terribly sad. I grew up watching Welcome Back Kotter, and loved the Sweathogs. God bless Robert's family.
January 30, 2012
Sorry that the world lost this young man that remained in his home town and was a good role model by teaching others to follow their passion. We all are here for a reason; apparently his purpose on this earth was completed.
January 30, 2012
he was my favorite 1. he was so cute!!! sorry to he of his passing. he was a great actor. my prayers are with his family.
January 30, 2012
May he rest in peace. I loved watching him play 'Juan Epstein'.
January 30, 2012
Robert will not be in school today.
Signed
Juan Epstien's Mom
PS You made us all laugh. You are in my prayers. Peace to you and your family.
January 30, 2012
often times in times like this we struggle to see the point of many things that come to mind. bobby was always kind and adaptable to me. many laughing moments spent when otherwise you might not have. the pharisees say we must go where we are and return even as we left. this helps us in times of tumult. we should follow the book in all matters and remember to "be ye as ye were and not as ye was wanted to be.' pray us this now.
January 30, 2012
So sorry for your loss. He was my favorite Sweathog. Such an adorable guy. May he rest in peace.

Tina Clayton, Trenton, NJ
January 30, 2012
I"m sorry here that I really enjoyed the show welcome bACK Doris TN
January 30, 2012
Loved to watch him as one of the SweatHogs.....
God Bless him and his Family...
January 30, 2012
i loved robert in welcome back k otter he was fantastic my thoughts and prayers to the family he will be missed RIP Robert cathy bretzius catasauqua
January 30, 2012
It saddens me to hear of the passing of Mr. Hegyes. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him as a Sweathog! Those memories of the Welcome Back Kotter show will always be close to my heart.. May he rest in peace and Our Heavenly Father embrace him in His arms to keep from suffering any longer. My thoughts and prayers go to his family as well.

God Speed.

A long time fan!
Barbara Hardester, Baltimore, MD
laugh227@aol.com
January 30, 2012
ROBERT HEGYES REST IN PEACE YOU WERE AWESOME YOU ALWAYS MADE ME HYSTERICAL WHEN YOU HAD YOUR NOTES FROM YOUR MOM
January 30, 2012
"May the Love, Peace of the Lord be with You"! Thank-You for showing us true talent in the Entertainment Industry! It's one of the few shows in my youth that I will never-ever forget.
January 30, 2012
I loved watching the reruns, I do remember watching some of the shows when I was a little girl. He'll be sorely missed. My condolensces to his family, friends and co-stars.
January 30, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 30, 2012
he was my favorite actor in the show and I am sadden abt his passing away.
January 30, 2012
i remember it was i little girl watching this show.always made me laugh.now its time for you to rest . peace be wth you
January 30, 2012
I grew up waching Welcome Back Koter and I always thought he was so handsome and funny..
January 30, 2012
Stephanie,Beth,Mark
It is with a heavy heart that I'm writing this message.I'm truly sorry for the loss of your brother! I have nothing but fond memories of all of you! Bobby will truly be missed! My deepest sympathies to all of you.
Sincerly Randy H. Jackson N.J. Steph if you happen to see this you can find me on FB would like to hear from you.
January 30, 2012
i use to watch welcome back kotter every single day 5 days a week . i will miss you even though i didnt know you personally . (julia williams ) from (canton,ohio)
January 30, 2012
Gone too soon, my condolences to the family....
January 30, 2012
Mark, Stephanie and Beth,

Much time time has passed, but all of you have never been forgotten and all the great memories you have given me.

Robert you are turly home and with all your loved ones. You added so much to all who knew you and your talent was great but your haert even greater. We will all miss you and what you have done for all who have come to know you.

Now you are acting and singing in a better place. Peace always.

My heartful simpathy to Mark,Setphanie,and Beth.

Love to you
Aunt Gloria
January 30, 2012
I grew up watching "Welcome Back Kotter". Robert was my favorite of the "Sweat Hogs". My sincerest condolences, he will be sorely missed.
January 30, 2012
Rest In Peace Robert "Juan Epstein" thanks for giving me great memories during my teen years!
January 30, 2012
I remember watching that show back in the day. That comes with alot of memories. May your memories of him stay close to your heart. May the God of all comfort be with you in this time of grief. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
January 30, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Rest assured of God's promise as found in John 5:28. Take care.
January 30, 2012
WE will miss your smile and laugh.......
January 30, 2012
The laughter you brought to us will never end ! So keep smiling and the laughter will continue! And thanks for the laughter you brought to my family for many years! And I will keep the laughter going as well!

THE CURTIS FAMILY!
January 30, 2012
One of my first favorite T.V. shows. Thank you for the laughs!
January 30, 2012
Please accept are condolences to the Hegyes family, I hope that your memories will give you much comfort. Psalm 147:3
January 30, 2012
You will never be forgotten the World has lost another Great Guy Rest In Peace
January 30, 2012
My sympathies go out to the Hegyes family. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time. 2Cor. 1:3
January 30, 2012
Oh how I loved to watched the Welcome back Kotter Show. It was the bum. family I'm sorry to hear about your loss.Robert Rest in Peace.

Love-L. Ferguson Gainesville Flordia
January 30, 2012
May you find comfort in the arms of the angels. Your journey shall bring you peace.
January 30, 2012
My condolences goes out to the family may you be comforted through this time of mourning. As the promise will soon be fulfilled that OUR FATHER will soon wipe every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.
Sincerly,
January 30, 2012
you will be miss so much by every one also your fan love ya every day when i got home from school i did my home work your show was on my t.v
January 30, 2012
Loved Robert! i was just a little kid when watching Welcome Back Kotter but I remember his character Well. He is one actor that inspired me to be an actor. Rest In Peace and may God surround the family with love and comfort at this time.
January 30, 2012
Today we lost a legend! Lost but not forgotten.We will miss you my friend Rest in Peace
January 30, 2012
May you rest in peace, and your loved ones be comforted by all the wonderful condolences sent..what a wonderful actor, and a great person..you will be missed
January 30, 2012
Robert was a neighbor of mine in Santa Monica many years ago. He was a friendly kind man. He will be missed
January 30, 2012
Thanks for the good times.
Rest in Peace.

Dan & Shirl.
January 30, 2012
To the the family of Robert Hegyes - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
January 30, 2012
REST IN PEACE ROBERT HEGYES
FOR ALL THE FUNNY SHOWS U BE MISS
FRANKIE FROM JACKSON NJ
January 30, 2012
RIP watched faithfully....a lot of fond memories.
January 30, 2012
God rest your spirit as it travels home. Sweathog you were funny and made me laugh many a times when I was in grade school. You were a great attribute to the Welcome Back Kotter show of the '70s.

Salute.
January 29, 2012
Metuchen is proud of you.Thanks for the memories.
January 29, 2012
Bobby, rest in peace. John MacIver
January 29, 2012
Thanks for the wonderful memories. I enjoyed his character on Welcome Back Kotter. May his family find peace and solace at this very difficult time.
January 29, 2012
Of all the Sweathogs, he was my favorite! He did the character justice, made him tough, funny and caring. Seemed like everybody needed a Juan in their life.
January 29, 2012
Mark, Stephanie & Beth-
I have many fond memories of your family. Robert has and will always have a special place in my heart! He was one of a kind and had a smile that could light up a room and a heart that could warm the world! I feel fortunate to have known him and he has made a difference in my life. With my deepest sympathy keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Robert I love you to pieces!!
January 29, 2012
To all the Hegyes family, especially your dear sister, Stephanie. Even though I never got to meet you, I feel I know you for Stephanie always talks about "my brother Bobby".. I will be there for her Bobby! May God continue to bless all of you and leave his Peace in this time of sorrow. "Absent from the body, present with the Lord"
xo
January 29, 2012
Loved watching him on welcome back Kotter,, may he rest in peace... I hope he had a great life.....
January 29, 2012
Goodbye my fellow Jerseyan, you will be missed. Rest in Peace.
January 29, 2012
Never forgot you. Never will.
Robert Muller - Metuchen HS [72]
January 29, 2012
I will miss you, my Facebook friend. Rest in Peace.
January 29, 2012
Thanks for the laughs. May you rest in peace.
January 29, 2012
What a tragic loss. Our prayers to the family.
January 29, 2012
When Bob was a senior at Glassboro State College he was assigned to me as a student teacher in my Public Speaking class at Haddon Township High School in Westmont, New Jersey. He had natural talent in connecting with students. Always with a smile on his face, he infused his enthusiasm in every lesson he taught. I was happy to see that he taught for a few years in California. I am fortunate that my life was touched by this wonderful soul.
January 29, 2012
God Bless You Mr Hegyes. You will always be my favorite "Sweathog".
January 29, 2012
I first met Bob in Metuchen a few years back and I said to myself wow I watched him on tv when I was 10, It can't be him I don't meet people like that. He had the biggest smile and the biggest heart and a great outlook on life. Thanks Bob for being my friend.
January 29, 2012
My condolences goes to the family
January 29, 2012
TO ME HE MADE THE WELCOME BACK KOTTER SHOW A HIT... HE WAS A FUNNY, YET SERIOIUS ACTOR... HE WOULD BE MISSEE!!!
January 29, 2012
You will be missed by many.I enjoyed welcome back Kotter.Never missed a show.Your now with the Angels.May you be happy and at peace in your next jounrey.
January 29, 2012
Great show, great actor!
January 29, 2012
Coming from a poor background myself, those first couple years of "Welcome Back Kotter" really connected with me. I could identify with the Sweathogs in a way I don't see reflected in many TV shows these days.

Mr. Hegyes was a significant part of that connection in the role he played. Juan was smart, funny, tough, and had a heart of gold with lots of fragile dreams.

Thank you, Mr. Hegyes.
January 29, 2012
Epstein: Robert Hegyes was an inspiration to his craft, a master of his talent and an influence to opening the doors to many (non-) (black)minorities. To his children he brought joy, humor and laughter to many and he was an architect to his destiny. He was and is a legend of his own time and mastered craftmanship. Our condolescences to his children, families and friends. He was a patriarch to his family. He pioneered opportunities to many young talents and influenced many through his teachings. His role as Epstein will be nostalgic and remembered as his legacy he left to many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Gone but not forgotten. Always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. Celebrate his life, cherish and treasure his moments and memories. Epstein and Robert Hegyes will live as long as Welcome Back Kotter is syndicated and its cast is used as a format has and for: laughter, joy and fun. God Bless. May he rest in peace. May the lord provide the family the strenght to endure his loss. He will be sorely, missed! Long Live/Viva Epstein!!!!!!! Respectfully, Angel Flores 1216 West 151st Street East Chicago, Indiana 46312 e-mail: flores6@iun.edu
January 29, 2012
Bobby...you were so sweet...a beautiful soul...may you rest in the arms of the angels.......Joann...
January 29, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
January 29, 2012
I loved him on "Welcome Back Kotter". Such a good looking guy to be taken too early. I will miss him. M. Russo {Marcellus, N.Y>}
January 29, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
January 29, 2012
You always made me laugh......may you rest in peace....you will forever be missed
January 29, 2012
Rest in Peace Rico Rodriguez Houston Tx
January 29, 2012
He was one of the fuuniest of the "sweathogs".he will be truly missed by all that knew him!REST IN PEACE JAUN!!Ron P
January 29, 2012
He was one of the fuuniest of the "sweathogs".he will be truly missed bt all that knew him!REST IN PEACE JAUN!!Ron P
January 29, 2012
I grew up watching "Welcome back kotter". Thanks Juan!
January 29, 2012
Your Epstein character reminded me so much of a classmate of mine. It was always a joy to watch Kotter and see you! I would have loved to act with you, too! Rejoice in peace in His Kingdom, friend! "Sweathog Paul Bland" in Kansas
January 29, 2012
R.I.P. what a great actor, thanks for the memories may god be with you'r family. P.N. Virginia
January 29, 2012
My since condolence to the family of Robert Hegyes. I enjoyed watching him portraying the character of Juan Epstein. He was so funny playing this role during the 70's. I hadn't seen Robert on television for a very long time, but I never forgot about him. Rest in peace Robert. This isn't the ending, it's the beginning.
January 29, 2012
Lots of beautiful memories! Enjoyed "Welcome Back Kotter & Cagney & Lacey! Our thoughts & prayers are with his family. May God give you comfort & strength.
January 29, 2012
I am so saddened by Roberts death. 'Welcome Back Kotter' was one of my favorite shows, and the first time I saw him act. He gave me so many laughs. He was truly a special person. I will miss him. God Bless. Linda Langan
January 29, 2012
Please rest in peace, we lost you much too soon. We enjoyed your talent for a long time we will miss you.
Rachel and Jim Dimino
January 29, 2012
Bobby was my sister's partner in my cousin's wedding back in the mid-70's before he hit the big time and I still have the pictures of him and his famous "Fro"! My heart goes out to all his family, especially Stephanie, who I knew when we were taking theater courses at Middlesex Cty. College. I'm playing exerpts of Welcome Back Kotter on Youtube and LOVED watching how goofy and zany the sweathogs were. THANK YOU for the memories, Bobby, and for always making the whole world laugh! You were a great actor - oh, and thanks for my wonderful picture that you signed for me last year and for being such a good friend to Lynda and Lydia.
January 29, 2012
I worked for a personal manager in 1977-78 named Leonard Grant and Robert Hegyes was one of our clients. I remember one of the first award shows and tv talk shows Bobby was going on and we went downtown LA and got him a suit, if I recall it was the first suit he said he owned. He and his wife were wonderful and it was an honor to say he was in my life. He truly had a genuine loving spirit and there is a new star in the sky in his honor so that he can continue to shine.
January 29, 2012
May you rest in peace, Robert. Warm thoughts & prayers to your family & loved ones. Diane Claudio
January 29, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 29, 2012
i always love welcome back kotter rip
January 29, 2012
Made me smile a million times.
January 29, 2012
I am just one of the literally thousands of fans that grew up watching WELCOME BACK KOTTER, such good shows we had back then. We (I) always looked forward to the show, it was awesome. You brought alot of laughs and good moments to our lives and for that we are all so grateful Robert. We had alot of Joy, We had alot of FUN and alot of SEASONS IN THE SUN. It was amazing how easily you brought "to life" the character of Juan Epstein. I for one, related a whole lot with Juan Epstein. We have suffered a terrible loss in your passing. May you rest in eternal peace amigo. My condolences to the family.
January 29, 2012
Robert you were a joyful part of my 70's youth. I loved watching the "sweathogs" in Cotter's class. I guess heaven could'nt wait. God bless you and your family.
January 29, 2012
ONE OF THE BEST TV SHOWS EVER....SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS...R.I.P..EPSTEIN..
January 29, 2012
Wonderful actor. Will surely be missed. Heaven has received another special angel. My condolences to his family and friends.
January 29, 2012
May God Bless you and your loved ones.May your legacy live on..You were my favorite sweat-hog..
January 29, 2012
Always enjoyed watching 'Welcome Back
Kotter" and the stars such as Robert made
it so special. Farewell to a great and
outstanding actor.
January 29, 2012
too young
January 29, 2012
Thank you for entertaining us, most enoyable. Rest in peace.
January 29, 2012
God bless Robert Hegyes!Loved "welcome back kotter". It was the best in those days.
January 29, 2012
My sincere condolence..Rest in Peace...

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
January 29, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
January 29, 2012
Loved him! He was so much better than Travolta!
January 29, 2012
Robert (Juan) will never be forgotten:Signed..Epsteins Mother.
January 29, 2012
You brought a lot of pleasure and smiles with your acting abilities. God Bless your family and friends as they deal with the loss of someone as irreplacable as you.
January 29, 2012
God Bless the Hegyes family. Welcome Back Kotter was a staple in my childhood. "I got a note....signed Eptein's mother" Wishing peace to his family and friends!
January 29, 2012
Rest in peace.
January 29, 2012
he was kool, He used to snorkel when he laughed.
January 29, 2012
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And Whispered "Come to me"
Your GOLDEN Heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

You are sooooooo missed already! Lots of prayers to Bobby's entire family & friends and all his fans!
Rest In Peace our Bright Star
January 29, 2012
So sorry to read about the death of Robert. Loved him on Welcome Back Kotter. He was still a young man. My regards to his family. Rest In Peace Robert.
January 29, 2012
I remember when we were both paperboys.He was totally type cast. He really was a funny and smart guy.
January 29, 2012
I remember the first time I met Bobby. I was visiting a good friend (his sister Stephanie) when Bobby came barreling through the door, complete with this larger than life personality. I was a bit intimidated yet intrigued. Bobby was so funny and so expressive. And kind. I don't think I saw you more than once or twice after that, my family soon moved away. I will never forget his "presence" and the effect it had on this young girl (I think I was around 12 at the time). You could just sense this guy was going to be somebody. You were the best in WBK. Thanks for the wonderful memories and choosing to share your talents with us. Many blessings and prayers for the family.
January 29, 2012
I was so saddened when I heard of Bobby's passing! He was so sweet and kind! I grew up watching him on tv and as an adult got to know him! He was a wonderful soul! I feel for Cynthia and the kids, what a loss!
January 28, 2012
So sorry for your lose. Praying for the family. He will never be forgotten.
January 28, 2012
"Welcome Back", signed Epsteins Mother...

RIP
January 28, 2012
Robert you don't remember me. I went to school with Beth. I live down the street from you, Only 2 blocks but to me it was no big deal that a "star" was right up the street. It was just "The Hegyes home to me. You will be missed. I loved welcome back Kotter like you won;t believe And I loved you and John the best!!!!
January 28, 2012
Thank you for the countless laughs and smiles! May you family find peace and comfort to help thru a incredible loss. You will be missed by so many... Rest in Peace Robert
January 28, 2012
Dear Stephanie, I will always keep you and your family in prayer. I know how you love your brother Bobby and I will pray that your happy memories and knowing Bobby is in a better place will console you.
With all my love,
January 28, 2012
I am so saddened by this news. I was 15 when Kotter first aired and being Jewish myself, I couldn't help but fall for him. He was my first crush. His face was SO handsome! May he rest in peace. The peace that his family should get is by knowing that he won't be forgotten by thousands of women who adored his humor and lovable nature. I am so terribly sorry!!
January 28, 2012
God Bless the Hegyes Family, and all the relatives...May God give them peace in this time of sorry...to know that he is Loved and always remembered~ and us fans and friends...we will continue to watch him in all his shows and continue to smile and laugh as he would want us to...Love and Hugs to all~!!
January 28, 2012
Wow I remember welcome back kotter. RIP
January 28, 2012
Good memories from this great man in my high school years. Thank you for the laughter.
January 28, 2012
Robert's portrayal of Juan Epstein will live in my memory forever. I have quoted his "phony notes" with his equally phony excuses for years in my classroom and doing so, I have passed on the wonderful humour of his character to many young people who never heard of or saw Kotter on TV. So sorry to hear of his death at such a young age.

R. Mouncey, Ontario, Canada
January 28, 2012
Pizza Bob: Will miss you all those years ago at Glassboro, RIP Bro!!
January 28, 2012
no sweat
January 28, 2012
Family & Friends Of Robert Hegyes, We watched Welcome Back Kotter growing up in the 70's. So sorry for the passing of your loved one & a fine actor. God give you love, peace, comfort, and strength during your time of loss. Love & Prayers,
January 28, 2012
Thank you for your contribution to the acting industry. You entertained and brought laughter to many. God Bless You. Rest in Peace Bob.
January 28, 2012
Say hello to the Marx brothers up in the True comedy central.
January 28, 2012
He will forever be a part of my growing up. Thank you!
January 28, 2012
Prayers to the family. Thank you for all the laughs. Loved watching Welcome Back Kotter. May you rest in peace. God bless you.
January 28, 2012
Heaven has Epstein and Horschak who are united again.. May your family find solice and comfort in knowing you meant so much to so many. God bless you and may the laughs continue for eternity.
January 28, 2012
Rest My old Friend Of Better Days.
Ill still Be watching.. God Bless.
MY Prayers to all.
January 28, 2012
Thank you Robert for the great laughs, and thank you to his parents for raising a talented son. Made many people laugh world wide. RIP
January 28, 2012
R.I.P.Sweathog,That was a crazy show and i always watched it.Thaks for all the Laughs
January 28, 2012
May you rest in peace.Thank you for all the love and laughter you shared with all of us.There is another bright and shining star to watch over your loved ones.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayes
January 28, 2012
Untimely passing. Prayers for your many friends and family! You added something special to an unforgettable show!
January 28, 2012
prayers for the hegyes family,sorry for ur lost!gonna b missed,loved welcome back kotter. the guenther family from edison,nj
January 28, 2012
Loved your show and your character.
Going to miss you !
January 28, 2012
I am so saddened by Mr. Heyges' passing. As a teenager, I idolized his character on "Welcome Back Kotter" and in fact, once got a curly perm so I would look like him and dressed like him as well! I continued to follow his career from time to time and was happy to see he continued to do good things and bring joy to many people. My best to his family and we share your grief.
January 28, 2012
i was a big fan of him and the show may god bless his family may he rest in peace.
January 28, 2012
I dearly loved that show "Welcome Back Kotter" . As for the SweatHogs
Robert Hegyes was a very important part of that show or it just wouldn't be the show it was. So sorry for your loss, we all have suffered a loss. He was a wonderful and talented person and will not be forgotten.
January 28, 2012
Family of Robert Hegyes: Bob and the "Sweathogs" bought much laughter and joy to many. You have my sympathy. May you turn to God for comfort at this time. Psalms 46:1. D.Whiting, Greensboro NC
January 28, 2012
Welcome Back Bobby
January 28, 2012
I remember you and all the Sweathogs. You drove me crazy with laughter! May you rest in peace my old friend. And I'm sure there's another chapter of the Sweathogs in heaven.
January 28, 2012
R.I.P May God comfort your fmaily in this time of Sorrow.Thanks for all the laughs you gave us.You will be missed by many!
January 28, 2012
i love the show you rocked !
January 28, 2012
Prayers for the Hegyes family at this time of great loss. My prayers are with family and friends.
Thank you for all the laughs!
January 28, 2012
I remember Bob when he spent a semester at Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was in a play at the Wilkes Theatre and was a real joy to work with and watch on stage.
January 28, 2012
January 28, 2012
Thanks for all the fun times at "Nancy's suite". You were a great man full of life and laughs, thank you for sharing that. I will miss you, and will never be able to sing karaoke without the fondest of memories. With that said, my final words to you...."I got you babe".
January 28, 2012
You were one of my favorites on "Welcome back Kotter". God bless you & your family.
January 28, 2012
Dear Mr. Kotter, Juan won't be able to return to school anymore as he has a play date he can't change in heaven...Epsteins Mother . RIP Robert you are the BEST...and thank you for all the laughs...
January 28, 2012
Thank for being who you was and all the laugh you gave to people what they like.You will be miss May God Bless Your Family!
January 28, 2012
Warm Summer Sun

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.

By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
The Poetry Foundation
January 28, 2012
We will always remember Robert as one of the "Hedgehogs" and his notes to Mr. Kotter from "Epstein's Mother". His memory will be etched into everyone's mind. We will miss you...
January 28, 2012
Sorry for your loss. May God bless your family at this difficult time. Psalms 55:22.
January 28, 2012
RIP Robert ! MEMORIES MERORIES MEMORIES! GOOD MEMORIES!
(GAIL Y BROWN) CHAS.,SC
January 28, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 28, 2012
Robert was genuine and convincing and unique, loved the show and sang the theme song. caro pugsley, carlsbad, nm
January 28, 2012
You were my favorite sweat hog ...Vinny Barbarino couldn't hold a candle to Juan Epstein
January 28, 2012
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE HEGYES FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. HEGYES.
January 28, 2012
We will miss you, you made us laugh and reminded us what friendship should be a love without barriers. Gods speed my friend.
January 28, 2012
Thank you for all the laughter you gave me, God Bless you and your family during this time of sorrow, you will be sadly missed by all...
January 28, 2012
I GREW UP WATCHING WELCOME BACK CARTER ROBERT HEGYES WAS A VERY TALENTED ACTOR AND FUNNY MAN RIP R.HEGYES
January 28, 2012
I was so sad to read about Robert. He was my favorite "Kotter Kid". God bless you, Rest in Peace.
January 28, 2012
Iloved you on Welcome Back Kotter.Thanks for all the laughs..Great Actor.God Bless You.You will be remembered.
January 28, 2012
My sympathy go out to the family and friends of Robert Hegyes. May you find strength in those who care and share your loss during this difficult time.
January 28, 2012
It was so much fun when you came to our drama class in high school, and then you became famous. You will be missed.

Amy Handaly, North Brunswick, NJ
January 28, 2012
my god arms open up and let you in with a big smile like you were always smileing in class.
January 28, 2012
I am so sorry for your lose but thank you so much for sharing Robert with the rest of the country. He meant so much to everyone who watched and loved the shows.
January 28, 2012
You will be missed, by all Robert. My sincerest sympathy to the family.
January 28, 2012
Thanks for all the laughs Robert (Juan Epstein) Hegyes! GOD BLESS YOU.
January 28, 2012
LOVE HIM ON WELCOME BACK KOTTER,MY PRAYS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY REST IN PEACE..
LORI FELTON,SPRINGFIELD MO
January 28, 2012
God bless to you and your family,may they find peace ,
January 28, 2012
robert
was a great actor on
welcome backkotter
he made me laugh
peg
January 28, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 28, 2012
wow i'll be 60 in sept, i loved that show . he was the coolest of them all to me. plus i could wear hair like that backin the day. rest in peace my friend.
January 28, 2012
It was so much fun watch you on [WELCOME BACK KOTTER]rest in peace..
January 28, 2012
So sorry to hear about his death. Wonderful actor. May you rest in the comfort of our heavenly father.
January 28, 2012
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
January 28, 2012
i remember watching him on the show when i was just a little girl and how funny he was always put a smile on my face you will be missed "SO MUCH" but now you will keep them laughing in heaven .. RIP .. Donna M McDonald n Carolina hugssss
January 28, 2012
I enjoyed Robert while watching him on, Welcome Back Kotter! I really appreciate the many smiles and laughs he gave me!I'll always remember him. God be with your family and lift your sorrow!
January 28, 2012
R.I.P. I will always remember the memories of Welcome back Kotter. You made us all laugh. You were a wonderful person.
January 28, 2012
we will miss you Juan Epstein
January 28, 2012
You were always my favorite on Kotter, and enjoyed your talent. Keep up the laughs in heaven. Signed, Epstein's mother.
January 28, 2012
"In the hardest things we do...Love sees
us through." With Deepest Sympathy for You in Your Loss. A fan from the 70s..Robert will be missed!!
January 28, 2012
It was so much fun to watch you on "Welcome Back, Kotter". Rest in peace.
January 28, 2012
RIP Juan...Sweathogs forever

Signed
Arnold Horshack
Freddie "boom boom" Washington
Vinnie Barbarino
January 28, 2012
Robert was a wonderful actor in a very funny sitcom. This brings memories of my high school years in the 1970s. We watched the show every week. God bless you Robert with eternal peace.
January 28, 2012
I loved watching him and the rest of the gang on Welcome Back Kotter. The theme song was rather snazzy as well. He has now been called home where they will most like say Welcome Home Robert!
January 28, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 28, 2012
Thanks for the laughs and the memories...RIP and keep them laughing up there.
January 28, 2012
God grant him eternal rest and perpetual light shine upon him. Rest in peace. To this day when I remember my kids telling me that they signed my name to a note I would remember: Signed Epstein's Mother! What wonderful memories you've left us with.
January 28, 2012
Robert did stand out in a crowd locally and now of course I wish I wasn't shy and just said "hello". I hope the family can find peace knowing he was loved by many. Thank you for sharing him with a generation that loved him. He will be missed.
January 28, 2012
RIP - thank you for the many laughs you have given me.
January 28, 2012
MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE!
January 28, 2012
I remember Robert in Welcome Back Kotter and he was a barrel of laughs. May it comfort family and friends that he will return to the days of his youthful vigor and entertain us again with tears of joy and humor - Job 33:25 as promised.
January 28, 2012
Rest in peace, Robert. You were a kind and gentle man and left us with wonderful memories of our youth. God bless you.
January 28, 2012
RIP ROBERT!!! YOU WERE SUCH A HANDSOME GUY ON THAT SHOW.........YOU AND JOHN WERE MY FAVS!! GOD BLESS UR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!
January 28, 2012
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Robert Hegyes for their loss of this incredible man.

I loved watching "Welcome Back, Koetter" and Juan Epstein was my favorite Sweat Hog. He always made me laugh, especially when he brought in a note signed Epstein's Mother.

Rest In Peace, Robert Hegyes. You will be missed by your many fans.
January 28, 2012
I know you have everyone in haven laughing. My blessing to your family, stay close to God and he will make it better.
January 28, 2012
Thanks for the many laughs and memories. May you RIP, prayers go out to his family and friend.
January 28, 2012
Condolences. May he Rest In Peace. Will be remembered for laughs and smiles and fun memories.
January 28, 2012
RIP A very funny guy!!
January 28, 2012
R I P ! Robert. Signed epsteins mother !
January 28, 2012
So glad to have recently met you - so warm and friendly. You will be missed by many people close to you. Rest peacefully.
January 28, 2012
To the family of Robert ,I am so very sorry about your loss. I always like him in the show. May the God of comfort give you comfort at this time.
J.L.M
January 28, 2012
Robert did a great job as Juan. Everyone loved him. He was a talented man & will be missed. God Bless & thank you Robert !!!
Bonnie Seme, Joliet, IL.
January 28, 2012
I loved that show. It was a good wholesome show. He made everyone laugh. May God be with you and your family in this time of need...and have comfort in knowing that you will be with him again. He is on the other side waiting for his beloved family to join him.
January 28, 2012
My family and I grew up watching Welcome Back Carter. As a little girl I loved singing along to the theme song. May the Hegyes family please accept my condolences at such a sad time. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 regarding the loss of your loved one.
January 28, 2012
At another site I read a moving epitaph. It went:
Dear Mr. Kotter
Juan will not be in class today.
Epstein's mother
He brought us a lot of laughter. May he RIP. Condolences to his family and his friends.
January 28, 2012
He is my favorite "Sweathog" and I always looked forward to seeing him on the show. Thank you for being such a fond memory from my childhood, and may you rest in peace with the angels and God.
January 28, 2012
Talented man...will be missed by many. Rest in peace.
January 28, 2012
he was a funny guy on the show and will be miss
January 28, 2012
rip
January 28, 2012
You gave us a wealth of happiness....you will be missed.
January 28, 2012
My sympathy goes out to the family, I loved Robert in welcome back kotter, he was a great actor, Rest in pease Robert.
January 28, 2012
To the family, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that you are comforted and strengthen by the words at Matthew 5:4.
January 28, 2012
RIP,Juan,thanks for the memories.
January 28, 2012
To the Hegyes Family, God mercy and grace to you at this time of sorrow and grief.Grew up watching Robert character on "Welcome Back Carter" Our prayers and thoughts are with you and may our Lord and Master Christ Jesus give you comfort in His Word.
January 28, 2012
Prayers are with the Hegyes family and friends. Thnak you for such good memories. RIP.
January 28, 2012
I watched Robert on Welcome Back Kotter and really loved his character. He played his role very well. He will be greatly missed. RIP Robert
January 28, 2012
May you be comforted by the promises of "the happy God" who gives peace.

cheryl - MICHIGAN
January 28, 2012
You were great, thanks for the laughs when I was younger. Susan L (Carteret, NJ)
January 28, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our pain and sorrow give you all the needed endurance to continue to go one day to next. Psalms 46:1
January 28, 2012
He lived! And we are so glad he did. We enjoyed the laughs and the good times that you gave us through TV.

My deepest condolences to the Hegyes family. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. He will provide all the comfort you need to go through friends, family and the scriptures. Psalms 55:22
January 28, 2012
goodbye my favorite puertorican-jew
January 28, 2012
Our condolences are offered to "Epstein's" family. He was one of the fuunniest on the show. May your memories and "the God of all comfort," help you through this difficult time.
January 28, 2012
RIP
January 28, 2012
Thank you for sharing your gift with us. RIP Robert.
January 28, 2012
I was your first wife, and will miss you always
January 28, 2012
loved the show .and you will be missed RIP Robert
January 28, 2012
I remember watching you and all the kids in Mr.Kotter's class, Those were the days when life was so much simpler, You hold a special place in my heart! You will never be forgotten. Go with God!, Epstein
January 28, 2012
So very sorry GOD BLESS YOU we loved you in WELCOME BACK KOTTER . RIP Elisabeth Chandler ( Georgia)
January 28, 2012
Rest in peace Epstein, you were a good actor and comedian. I only wish I had seen more of you over the years.
January 28, 2012
Thanks for all the laughs,RIP Mr.Hegyes.
January 28, 2012
You were so nice to me when I met you in Los Angeles at NBC studios. I am sadden to hear of your passing. My condolences to your family. Rest in Peace.
January 28, 2012
I can just hear him say, "Yo, St Pete, I gotta note!" Robert Hegyes was a talented and dedicated artist and entertainer. God Speed!
January 28, 2012
I loved Welcome Back Kotta. Robert Hegyes was a great actor and will certainly be missed. Our hearts are heavy right now.
January 28, 2012
Epstein,you will be greatfully missed!I remember watching your shows and loved every moment of them...You all where great! May you rest in peace now
January 28, 2012
Thanks you for always sharing your gift with the world so we could laugh. We will never forget "Hey Mr. Kotter I got a note" RIP Epstein. You will be missed.
January 28, 2012
My most sincere condolences to the Hegyes
family on their loss. I believe that he was the funniest of the Sweathogs, but never received the credit that he was due.
Thank you for all the smiles, and laughter you brought into our lives, any you rest in Gods arms, and have peaceful, eternal rest.
January 28, 2012
I will miss you, Bob, my good friend, and unfortunately now I know why it has been so long since we last conversed on FB. Ours was a great comradery, like the Kunes Family, since the mid-70s, and that isn't even including all the great episodes of you and the others on "Welcome Back Kotter". I will miss you "Epstein". Rest in Peace. With Love,
January 28, 2012
TO THE HEGYES FAMILY,
WELCOME BACK KOTTER WAS ONEOF MY FAVE SHOWS AND ROBERT WAS MY FAVORITE(LOVED HIS NOTES) HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO DRAW STRENGTH FROM HIS MEMORIES AND KNOW HE IS LOVED AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BY ALL WHO WATCHED HIM ON KOTTER AND OTHER SHOWS HE WAS A PART OF.AND WE KNOW HE WILL BE IN YOUR MEMORIES AND HEART FOREVER MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL
SINCERELY,
MS. C. MAE BURTON AND FAMILY
January 28, 2012
R.I.P. EPSTEIN..........YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED....TIM NEWKIRK ( BROWNSTOWN INDIANA )
January 28, 2012
RIP Epstein
January 28, 2012
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!
January 28, 2012
God Bless You Man ! You made a difference and Encouraged many ! God Speed !!!
January 27, 2012
May God rap you in his arms, and welcome you home. Until we see you again, God bless you.
January 27, 2012
I enjoyed watching Welcome Back Kotter and Robert was a brilliant actor on the show. The whole cast kept me in stitches and brought a lot of laughs into many people's lives. Heaven is laughing tonight.
January 27, 2012
thank you for all the laughs you gave to everyone who had no where else to go.
January 27, 2012
sorry to hear of "Juan's" passing, i grew up watching the show. may the Peace of God be with him and with those left behind-michelle h(ohio)
January 27, 2012
Rest in peace Robert, you helped bring cheer to a world that often seems bent on sadness. Rest easy.
January 27, 2012
You will be missed, thanks for all the laughs and great shows
January 27, 2012
You will be missed, thanks for all the laughs and great shows
January 27, 2012
Go in peace..thanks for the laughs!!
January 27, 2012
Last week I was looking up "what ever became of Epstein" aka Robert Hedges. Today, I learned he has permanently left this earth.

Till we meet again Epstein, God Bless
January 27, 2012
R.I.P. Robert...you will be sadly missed by everyone. Heart felt condolences go out to your family and friends..peace out!
January 27, 2012
You brought many laughs my way. Loved you in Cagney and Lacey. Talented actor, all around great entertainer
January 27, 2012
Really enjoyed the blessing of laughter and wonderful memories he gave us all. So sorry he is gone. Liz and Dan
January 27, 2012
I hope family is doing ok. My prayers are with you.
January 27, 2012
u brought alot of joy to many people & u will be missed. ps-u were always hot !!!
January 27, 2012
Thanks for giving us some great shows and laughs. May you now play and laugh with the angels....
January 27, 2012
RIP Epstein ( Mr. Robert Hegyes). You will never know the hours I watched and laughed over all your's and Vinnie's little antics. You all always kept my spirits
January 27, 2012
RIP Robert...
January 27, 2012
Sorry to hear of his passing, I loved the show... may his soul rest in peace. Dianne Jimenez (Houston, Tx.)
January 27, 2012
January 27, 2012
What a loss. Great, funny guy. I loved that show! Deepest sympathy's to his family.
January 27, 2012
Always watched the show "Welcome Back Kotter", use to make me laugh! Sorry he is gone at such a young age.
January 27, 2012
You were my first love, my only love!

My heart breaks. Rest in Peace!

Lynda Kahl
January 27, 2012
Robert,
Welcome back!
God
January 27, 2012
To the family of Robert Hegyes, May God bless and keep your family close & in prayer at this time.
I remember being a student at Glassboro State College and a group of students spent part of their winter break visiting Robert in California. When they returned someone wrote a great story in the college newspaper and how much of a wonderful experience it had been for the Robert and the students. I never met Robert at Glassboro State College, but just wanted to say Thank you Robert for sharing yourself to the community. Thank you also for sharing your humor in your tv shows. God Bless the family.
January 27, 2012
Dear Saint Peter -
Please open the Pearly Gates so Juan can come in.
Signed
Epstein's Mother.

Rest in Peace Robert Hegyes
January 27, 2012
God Bless you man.. :)
January 27, 2012
This is truly a loss i remember many years of seeing the show i grew up on please look to the bible when says at Ps 37:11 that the meek ones will possess the earth.MM
January 27, 2012
So sorry to hear of his death...he was a very talented actor. I will miss him.
January 27, 2012
God love him and bless his family . I got so much enjoyment and laughs from watching him on kotter . Such a shame that he had to be taken away so young .
January 27, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family I worked on a film many years ago in Hawaii that he was in. I was the production secretary. It was called Maui He was a great guy and we all had a great time Rest in peace
January 27, 2012
I first met Robert back in 1996 when he was a judge for my competition and I kept in touch with him ever since. Robert was funny on and off the screen and he was also a guinine nice guy, A Complete gentleman.
I was shocked to hear of his passing.
My Sympathies to his family.
I will try to attend his services this weekend.
May Robert Hegyes Rest In Pease.
You will be missed !!
January 27, 2012
I just cried when I read of Robert's death. I really enjoyed watching him, no matter who he played. My son passed away from the same thing, a complication of diabetes 3 years ago. I hurt for your son too. He WILL be missed and HIGHLY remembered. He doesn't hurt anymore and is happy and peaceful.
Blessings to all of his family. I am always a fan of Robert.
January 27, 2012
loved the show. watched it . loved it. sorry he's gone.
January 27, 2012
you will by missed by all. a talent man you made me laugh so many times. rest in peace
god bless you
lk
January 27, 2012
We will miss your laughter and smiling face.Rest On
January 27, 2012
He was a great person . I enjoyed watching him on Welcome Back Kotter . He will be greatly missed.
January 27, 2012
rest in peace robert

signed epstein's mother

thanks for all the laughs
January 27, 2012
My condolesnces to the family of Robert Hegyes. He was a great actor and will be missed by all who know and loved him.
January 27, 2012
To the family of Robert Hegyes, thank you for the joy he brought to SO many! Thank you also for inspiring him to be an actor. GOD BLESS YOU ALL! My God hold your heart in his hand during your difficult time.
To Robert Hegyes, R.I.P. from a fan you never knew you had!
January 27, 2012
Robert help create important memories for many people including myself and for that I am thanful. May the angels lead you home. My thoughts and prays are with Roberts family.
January 27, 2012
so sorry to hear about him,i used to watch kotter every day.when i come home.after school,may god rest his soul
January 27, 2012
Rest in Peace and thank you for the laughs
January 27, 2012
Sorry to hear of the loss of a former actor on the Welcome Back Kotter show
That was really funny and good show ...
RIP Robert Hegyes " Juan "
January 27, 2012
Dear Robert, your new journey has just begun. May your family receive comfort from your love for them. Tell your old principal the first of the Sweat Hogs is coming back.
January 27, 2012
Robert help create so many memories for alot of people including myself and for that I am thankful. May the angels lead you home. My thoughts and prays are with Roberts family. God bless you.
January 27, 2012
Thanks for the memories Epstein. You played the part well. Take care of this Sweathog, please God.

Brenda Cook, Middletown, Md.
January 27, 2012
As a Puerto Rican who was born and raised in the Bronx (who married a real PR Jew) I grew up watching you on "Welcome Back Kotter" and because of it you were a part of my life. You played the part well even though you weren't Spanish. You will be missed. We love you...RIP...
January 27, 2012
Robert,thanks for the laughs and memories.Condolences to your family.RIP
January 27, 2012
love ya, Cya soon. sorry to the family for your loss.
January 27, 2012
rest in peace.
January 27, 2012
Dear Mr. Kotter, Juan will not be in class today because God needed a sweathog in Heaven. Signed Epstein's Mother. RIP
January 27, 2012
My condolences to the family of Robert Hegyes. A great actor who played the part of Juan Epstein to its fullest! Rest in peace...
January 27, 2012
WELCOME BACK KOTTER JUAN EPSTEIN SO SORRY FOR YOUR FAMILY MAY U REST IN PEACE YOU GAVE US SO MANY LAUGHS AND MEMORIES
January 27, 2012
Oh my goodness. This is the reason why I dont like reading the obits. I am so very sorry for your loss. May JUAN EPSTEIN RIP!
January 27, 2012
Rest in Peace..
Signed,
Epsteins Mom
January 27, 2012
You were truly an icon of the 70's...My condolences to your family...Robert, you were Welcomed in Heaven with open arms...RIP my friend...
January 27, 2012
Epstein!!!!! R.I.P!!
January 27, 2012
RIP MY FRIEND MANY LAUGHS&MEMORIES
January 27, 2012
Another part of my childhood (Teenage youth)gone ! , Bless U Robert for all the laughs on "Kotter"; my husband & I will remember U fondly.RIP Robert Hegyes.We pray comfort & strength to your family.Sincerely,fans in Spartanburg,SC, Debi & Al Copeland.
January 27, 2012
He will be truly missed. I grew up watching him! R.I.P.
January 27, 2012
I loved his portrayal of Juan Epstein in Welcome Back Kotter. My condolences to his family and I hope he rests in peace.
January 27, 2012
Thanks for all the memories that our families shared as neighabors growing up on Gordon Avernue in Fords. May God Bless your family at this time of sorrow.
January 27, 2012
We Loved YOU Robert. Welcome Back
January 27, 2012
He was talented, playing comedy is not easy. My heart goes out to his family at this time. He will always be a part of television history.
January 27, 2012
May the angels lead you into Paradise, Robert! Thanks for the laughs
January 27, 2012
I send all my prayers, sympathy and love to Stephanie and family. While I was so inspired and entertained by Bobby's acting, I was also blessed to have met him once(through Stephanie). His charisma, kindness and energy was quite contagious. His love and energy will live on and be with you always. God Bless you all! Love and light, Mary Gust Thompson Layton, NJ
January 27, 2012
Prayers go out to Roberts family and friends. He played my favorite "Sweat Hog"!!!! RIP
January 27, 2012
Loved watching him on TV many years ago.
Barbara T. Kelly
Lansing MI
January 27, 2012
This is truly a sad day. I loved your character on Welcome Back Kotter. Thank you for the laughter and many memories of the show. You will be remembered forever in my heart!
January 27, 2012
We will miss you so much.
January 27, 2012
Thanks for the memories of such a funny comedy during my youth. You were truly talented and portrayed your character with comic genius. Bless you and to your family my condolences for such a heavy loss you are all in my prayers. Kathie Wright Braintree MA
January 27, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 27, 2012
You made us smile! Thanks for the memories!!
January 27, 2012
My mom said I could write this note and tell the pearly gates that you were a wonderful person and made lots of us laugh, thanks for all you did. Rest in peace, and give the Lord and the angels lots of laughs. I will always remember the laughs you gave my generation.
January 27, 2012
Hard to keep a straight face when you were in the sweathog mix. Thanks Ep
January 27, 2012
Thank you for all the fun and laughs. Rest in peace.
January 27, 2012
I grew up watching Welcome Back Kotter,such a great family show.so to the family...you will be able to see him again John 5:28 bible verse tell you tha Robert is going to have a ressurrection.
January 27, 2012
You are going to be missed. Before bedtime when I was young I had to fight my brothers to stop turning the TV. But of course I did get my way to since I was the baby boy to watch your show. I love you and I miss ya I will see you in heaven my angel.

James O'Neil
Morganton NC
January 27, 2012
He had the rare and cherished gift of putting genuine smiles on strangers' faces, and the twinkle in his eyes was beautifully contagious. Wish I'd have run into him in Metuchen to say this to him when he was with us. I hope his loved ones receive a measure of comfort from the worldwide tributes and condolences. Godspeed and Shalom to Robert, and heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.
January 27, 2012
up your nose with a rubber hose will always be my favorite saying to people that are mean.
January 27, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 27, 2012
I express my deepest sympathy to the family. Juan Epstein was my absolute favorite sweat hog! I also got to know about him more personally when his sister Beth and I became good friends. Unfortunately we lost touch when she moved to California. If anyone speaks to Beth, please express my sympathy and ask her to find me on fb. God bless!
January 27, 2012
THANKS FOR ALL THE LAUGHS, YOU WERE GREAT, THANKS FOR SHARING
January 27, 2012
when I was little Girl Ilove to see Epstein I like his walk and he made me happy I will miss him RIP
January 27, 2012
god speed robert ! we all will miss you. you made us all laugh so many times over the years. tim & sandi meenan punxsutawney,pa
January 27, 2012
bless your heart and thank you for making us laught
January 27, 2012
To the fans of "Welcome Back Kotter", please excuse Juan from further events. He has passed away to be with the Lord.
Signed,

Juan's Mother

Just lost a little bit of my childhood. Loved the show.
January 27, 2012
Thanks for your influence in my young life. jbobb
January 27, 2012
My condolensces to the Hegyes family. Thank you for making me laugh so many times in the my childhood.
January 27, 2012
If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
... and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say "Goodbye".
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.

My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you -
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you'll always stay.
January 27, 2012
I loved that show, He will be remembered and ruly missed. R.I.P. GOD has a new angel now...Rest.
January 27, 2012
Thanks for the laughs Robert. RIP!
JL,
January 27, 2012
I was a huge fan of "Welcome Back" and he was amongst one of my favorite characters! From God we come and to God we return, rest in peace!
January 27, 2012
Rest in peace, YOu made many people laugh and will contiune in haven, god bless his family. DAH (brewster,ny)
January 27, 2012
YOU WE'RE ALWAYS THE BEST WITH YOUR NOTES FROM YOUR MOTHER
January 27, 2012
With our deepest Sympathies to Robert's family. I wasn't always home to watch TV, but I had many laugh's with "Welcome Back Kotter," The "sweat hog's," were for real in those days; 70's in my high school, kind of like on the TV show. Good-bye to a very young actor,and excellent in his right as a professional, and a guy that placed some teens in there own place as they learned from the TV show. Rest in peace; "Juan," Robert.
January 27, 2012
Robert...you will be missed by all who grew up w/Welcome Back Kotter....I can't remember ever missing a show. R.I.P. and thank you so much for all the laughter and joy you brought all of us. May warm and precious memories carry your family thru this difficult time.
January 27, 2012
Robert
We will miss you. R.I.P.


Robert B.

Actor
January 27, 2012
I will miss Robert very much. He made me laugh...Rest in pease my friend...
January 27, 2012
Well i guess this is the final "note from your mother". RIP
January 27, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family of Robert Hedges. Thank you for making us laugh and thanks for putting a smile on our face. Heaven just got brighter!
January 27, 2012
hi he will be missed
January 27, 2012
To the hedges family, My deepest condolences and prayers are with you @ this time of sorrow. I grew up in edison, a bit younger, but hung in metuchen most of the time!! We had mutual friends and saw him from time to time!! A wonderful person, and funny at that!! He will be greatly missed!! Schools out signed by epsteins mom!!<3 RIP Juan Robert
January 27, 2012
epstein will be Missed
January 27, 2012
Dear God: Thanks for Robert (Epstein) making us laugh. He was a wonderful talent and will be missed. May he find find peace and comfort with you. Thank You, Epstein's mother...
January 27, 2012
Thanks for all the laughs robert . always loved the show fan always ( Morris IL
January 27, 2012
In my teens I would watch Welcome Back
Cotter and I would love to see Robert
playing the character Epstein,he was so
funny and talented.You will be missed,
may you Rest in Peace!
January 27, 2012
Thank you for your contribution to the entertainment world. May perpetual light shine upon your soul and may God be with your family at this difficult time. Felicia (Boston,MA).
January 27, 2012
I LOVED WATCHING WELCOME BACK KOTTER AND EPSTEIN. HE WILL BE MISSED. REST IN PEACE AND THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS!!
January 27, 2012
Robert, Thank you for the laughs!! RIP
January 27, 2012
I never missed a episode of Welcome Back Kotter..He will be sadly missed..RIP Mr. Juan Epstein!!!
January 27, 2012
So young to lose such a wonderful actor and person. I never missed Welcome Back Kotter. God Bless you Robert and your family. You will be missed.
January 27, 2012
Way too young. To the families he left behind. I am very sorry for your loss. I spent man evenings enjoying the show! RIP
January 27, 2012
Favorite show growing up. Love all the Sweat Hogs. Robert was super funny. Thanks for the great laughs.
January 27, 2012
I loved "Welcome Back Kotter" as a kid growing up in Illinois in the 70's. Iam sorry & sad to hear of his passing. Somehow as a adult in my mid 40's tv especially comedies are not as good. May God be with Everyone!!! Peace!!
January 27, 2012
My sister and I grew up watching the "Sweathogs", and I had a big crush on "Epstein". You and your great talent will be missed.
Vanessa Thomas (Columbus, MS)
January 27, 2012
juan epstein going to missallthose laught and your mother notes love every onethem rip in peace sweathog
January 27, 2012
u were my favorite sweat hog. never forgotten. R.I.P.
January 27, 2012
R.I.P.. thank you for making us all laugh through the years... you will be missed...
January 27, 2012
Loved the episode where Epstein's hamster
had babies, including little gabe and little Julie. You were also good on "Chico and the Man."
January 27, 2012
Dear Mr Kotter,

Please excuse Juan's absence today. He's been called back to the home of our Father.

Signed
Epstein's Mother

Rest in Peace, Robert
January 27, 2012
thank you robert you will trulee miss Rip
January 27, 2012
Robert you can rest in peace now.You will be missed.Anna
January 27, 2012
I wouldn't miss a episode of "Welcome Back Kotter" when I was a kid! Epstein stole the show with his mothers notes! R.I.P. Robert, you will be missed. May God Bless you and your family.
January 27, 2012
'Juan', thanks for the laughs! You were so funny, thanks for the memories of watching good clean fun on TV! Rest in peace as a 'sweathog'.
January 27, 2012
THANKS FOR THE LAUGHTER. R.I.P.
January 27, 2012
Up your nose with a rubber hose, love ya brother. RIP.
January 27, 2012
i am sure he will be missed by all. he lived at a apaRTMENT that my mother in law had and we had him come in and have a beer with us.he was really nice and good company we loved his show i am sure he is making jokes up in heaven
January 27, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever and our deepest sympathy to Robert's family. Thank you for all the laughter you brought to us. Rest in Peace Robert

Pat - Metuchen, NJ
January 27, 2012
I was so shocked when i heard of his passing. I watched him back in the day on welcome back kotter.I am so sorry for his familys'loss. Gone way to soon. rest in peace. Fan in Ohio.... Pam
January 27, 2012
Bobby: No matter that everything says you grew up in Metuchen; WE all know you are a FORDS boy. You began your career at Fords Junior High under the tutelage of Gail (Muccilli) Williams and Jim Williams and began to shine there. We Fords natives will remember you working at the Italian ice stand summers. You WERE Juan Epstein to us, especially as you strutted through Kennedy High School. We're heartbroken and will miss you.
January 27, 2012
What fun it was to watch "Kotter" and laugh with you. My daughter-in-law is Porta Rican and a penecostal, and we joke about the "Porta Rican Jew". I know that you already have them rolling in the aisles with laughter in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers to your family. You are missed.
January 27, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family of such a great actor! You will be truly missed!
January 27, 2012
thankyujuanfor the alaughs thatyouand freddie boom washing to n gave us backin seventy
January 27, 2012
Now you can be welcomed home by our almighty Father. May you rest in peace
January 27, 2012
Dear Mr. Kotter,

Juan will not be present tomorrow, as the Angels have taken him to Heaven.

Sincerely,
Epstein's Mother
January 27, 2012
To Mr. Hegyes Family: His character of Det. Manny Esposito on Cagney & Lacey was done to perfection by him. He was a terrific actor & his TV characters will live on as a tribute to his talent. May you find peace at this very sorrowful time. JM Austerlitz, NY
January 27, 2012
This is such a shock! God Bless his family and Robert. I loved him in Welcome Back Kotter!
January 27, 2012
remember him well rip
January 27, 2012
I remember him doing a little Marx Brothers bit on the show and of course I loved the notes from his mother too!
My condolenses to his family. Donna, Augusta, Maine
January 27, 2012
Dear Mr. Kotter; Please excuse Juan for not having his homework. He was making people laugh and love him. Signed Juan's Mother!
January 27, 2012
My prayers go out to the family. He was a very funnyman R.I.P.
January 27, 2012
Robert was a great person as was his mom.. He will bw well remembered by all he made laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with his family... May God recieve him with open arms...
January 27, 2012
Thanks, "Juan", you Puerto Rican Jew, you. I loved that role, and the notes from "MOM". Thanks for the memories. RIP.
January 27, 2012
Thank you Robert for all the laughs,you and your "sweathogs" on Kotter were a huge staple to my childhood life watching comedy on T.V. I always had a secret crush on your character!! My deepest sympathy to Robert's family and friends. Rest In Peace Robert.
January 27, 2012
Robert Hegyes i.e., Epstein I enjoyed Welcome Back Kotter so much because of your character, you added so much to that program. I'm sure there are lots of saints waiting for you with open arms. Rest in Peace
January 27, 2012
Thank you for sharing your loved one's talent with the public. Loved his "Juan" character and his notes signed Epstein's Mother. May God bless you in your time of sorrow.
January 27, 2012
you will be missed. r.i.p
January 27, 2012
May he rest in peace......
January 27, 2012
I am so sorry to hear this. He was 2 years older than me.

I watch Welcome Back Kotter.
January 27, 2012
A good actor, and a great man. He was blessed and a blessing to his family and his friends.
January 27, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 27, 2012
Thank you for the all laughs!!
January 27, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 27, 2012
1970'S YOU WERE A PART OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TV DURING THAT TIME. THANKS FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES OF MY CHILDHOOD. RIP AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY.
January 27, 2012
Rest in Peace, Dear Prince. You'll make us all laugh forever!
January 27, 2012
What sad news, I remember watching Robert on Welcome Back Kotter, so funny and talent. I do not think new how good an actor you he really was. RIP.
January 27, 2012
joe post
January 27, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family i really loved the show "Welcome Back Kotter" (Mission Texas)
January 27, 2012
Aaaaww! He was my favorite sweathog. He will be missed.
January 27, 2012
My Prayers are with all his family and friends. He was a great actor. I will always remember the laughs he gave me. May God give you all the strength you need to carry on at this time of your loss. God Bless each and everyone of you.. Rest in Peace Robert.
January 27, 2012
Sorry to hear of Robert's passing. I loved watching Welcome Back Kotter. Juan Epstein was my favorite.I received WBK series set for Christmas & will watch it this weekend in his memory..I hope he has a note in his pocket from his mother...R.I.P.
January 27, 2012
goodnight funny man...
you always made me laugh with notes from your mother.
you will be missed but i know you will be making laughs in heaven..
January 27, 2012
Epsteins's Mom is welcoming him with open arms and no excuses
RIP
January 27, 2012
condolences to the family i remember watching welcome back kotter he was a good actor R I P
January 27, 2012
Robert was a great actor and will be missed. I loved his character on Welcome Back Kotter as Juan Epstein. He was definitely an original! That was one of the best shows ever!! God Bless your Family Robert and I want to say you will never be forgotten!! R.I.P.
January 27, 2012
Dear Family and Friends,

May we all find comfort in the wonderful memories that Mr. Hegyes provided as person as well as an actor.

Also: "May the day soon come when we are so preoccupied with the blessings of Our Father that we no longer recall the sorrow of today.
(Inspired by Ecclesiastes 5:20)

Sincerest condolences,
January 27, 2012
To The Family;
I Would like to offer my sympathies to you all and know that you are in my thoughts, I remember watching Robert on the TV show Welcome back Kotter back in the mid 70's. He will be greatly missed and may god be with you all during this time of sorrow.
January 27, 2012
My deepest condolences go out to the family of Robert Hegyes. I grew up on "Welcome Back Kotter" and just fell in love with his charcter so much that for a young girl I called him my boyfriend. Now Robert sleeps with the Angels and one day we will meet in our Fathers Kingdom... RIP Robert
January 27, 2012
You will both be missed Juan Epstein and Robert Hegyes.
Signed. Epstein's followers
January 27, 2012
My deepest condolence to the family and friends of Robert Hegyes. He was one of my favorite Sweathog who made me laugh till I cried. He will never be forgotten. My prayers and love for him go out the family. May he rest in peace. God Bless
January 27, 2012
The Kotter boys will alway be remembered for teaching the rest of the country the colorful language and talents of the inner city youth. Life hasn't been the same since the wonderful show entered the world of TV. Thank you Hegyes and the other boys.
January 27, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr Hegyes, He gave us many laughs as Epstein. May God be with you,
January 27, 2012
We just wanted to pass along our condolences to the family and close friends of Robert Hegyes or as we will forever remember him as "Juan Epstein". My husband and I grew up watching the Welcome Back Kotter television series in the mid-1970's and also enjoyed watching Robert in some of the other shows and television appearances he was in after the Kotter series. On behalf of a devoted generation of fans who grew up with these type of television shows, we so appreciatied the talent of Robert and will forever cherish our memories of him as he still impacts our lives 37 years later! May you know Robert's fans grieve along with you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

S & J
Michigan
January 27, 2012
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF ROBERT HEGYES ( AKA JUAN EPSTEIN )
EVERYONE REMEMBERS WELCOME BACK KOTTER NOW HEAVEN WILL WELCOME BACK ROBERT
January 27, 2012
God bless the Robert's family. I loved his character on "Welcome back, Kotter." I used to imidate that infamous walk his character had on the show. I pray for the family's strength during this difficult time.
January 27, 2012
WAS A GREAT ACTOR AND MY REGRETA AND RESPRCT ARE SENT OUT TO THE FAMILY
January 27, 2012
Dear Mr. Kotter,
Please excuse Juan from class today. He has gone to be with the angels.
Signed,
Epstein's Mother
God Bless you Robert Hegyes and your family and friends.
January 27, 2012
He was a great actor and entertainer. May God grant him peace and eternal rest. GS a fan
January 27, 2012
I was born in Brooklyn, now living in New jersey, I loved Juan the role he played Because I am Puerto Rican and he played the part well. He will be missed by me, I find myself from time to time going on youtube, to watch re-runs when I need a good Laugh. You will truely be missed, thanks for the Laughter. God Bless.
January 27, 2012
Sending prayers to his family and friends??
January 27, 2012
My favorite Sweathog who made me laugh till I cried. Rest In Peach Robert!
God Bless your family
January 27, 2012
laugh making me many times maybe. i remember watching and then. miss already from us god bless him to go where many have. my friend was good to me. return ye even as ye are gone. let us remember that as we pray.
January 27, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family. You were so funny and I loved watching Welcome Back Kotter. Heaven is going to be a funnier place because of you. May you always rest in peace. The world is going to miss you.
January 27, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Hegyes family. We are so saddened by the news. Thank you for making us smile throughout the years....
January 27, 2012


We all send out
Condolences to
the family of Robert Hegyes
In memory of Juan
As I was too young to view this
classic class room-sweathog-drama.
Our Aunt&uncle shared a few warm funny
class room warm stories of Excellent cast of actors :)
Thank you for sharing ones
favorite 1970s Welcome Back Kotter!
January 27, 2012
Thank you for all the wonderful memoreies of school.To you and all the cast for making us laugh.James Williams
January 27, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Robert Hegyes, I loved him in Welcome Back Kotter, he will be truly misssed. RIP and may his family have peace and love with them. Sherry Bittle
January 27, 2012
Thank you so much. You gave all of us laughter and happyness. This is for the family: Are prayers are with you be happy he is with God now and no pain and just happness. od Bless
January 27, 2012
Mac from your new york friends we are sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers
January 27, 2012
I send my deepest heart felt for your lost such a beautiful person in this world.A person who made me laugh alot. God bless Juan
January 27, 2012
sorry for your loss
January 27, 2012
Robert brought me so much joy watching him play Epstein on Welcome Back Kotter. I remember him with John Travolta, they were the best two "characters" on the show. When he came to my favorite show of the 70's Cagney and Lacy I WAS elated. He was great , he will be missed.
January 27, 2012
Man I'm sorry to see you leave us so soon,may God be with you & your family,you'll be missed by millions
January 27, 2012
So sorry for Epstein's mother.
January 27, 2012
May you rest in peace with the Angels!
January 27, 2012
RIP Little Juan
January 27, 2012
He will be missed. I use to watch (Kotter) so much and his acting was great everytime. Blessings to the family. Class is dismissed for now but will reopen in heven.
January 27, 2012
My condolences to the family. He was a real nice guy. Thanks for being a part of my TV life.
January 27, 2012
you will always be special to me i watched your show religously and the sweathogs rocked. you were awesome as were your castmates
January 27, 2012
My condolences to the family. I have fonds memories of Welcome Back Kotter".
January 27, 2012
You made us laugh so hard Mr Hegyes. Thank you for the gift of laughter,may you now share your gift with God. My prayers go out to the family and friends. You will be missed in many hearts. We will always have the reruns of your most beloved charactor 'Jaun Epstien' thank you again.
January 27, 2012
ONE OF MY FAVORITE SWEATHOGS R.I.P. JUAN
January 27, 2012
He will be missed.God bless his family and Lord help them with their healing.
January 27, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful memories. You will never be forgotten.
January 27, 2012
Robert Hegyes as Juan Epstein made me laugh and laugh and laugh. God gifted the world with his talent and we certainly reaped the benefits. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
January 27, 2012
May you Rest In Peace Epstein! I grew up watching Welcome Back Kotter.
January 27, 2012
My condolences to his family. Robert was a kind person. He never forgot his
his beginnings. RIP Robert.
January 27, 2012
Thanks for the laughter. I thought the sweathogs were so cool. Rest in peace. Keep the Angels laughing and remember you have alot of wonderful company in Heaven. Lisa-K
January 27, 2012
I am so sad to hear of his passing. I truly enjoyed WBK! I will keep his family and friends in my prayers. RIP
January 27, 2012
I was so shocked to hear of your death. Grew up with THE SWEATHOGS. Always thought how cute you were. Rest in peace.

Sally
January 27, 2012
Saddens me to hear of the passing of this talented young man. Rest In Peace. You will forever live in my mind. I watched Kotter like if, I would not be normal, if I missed an episode. May God heal your hearts.
January 27, 2012
so sorry for your loss. he was always so funny. could always make you laugh.. he will be missed.. RIP Juan Epstein...
January 27, 2012
My heart is heavy today at the passing of not only a great guy but a wonderful actor to watch...Gone too soon my friend. God has received another angel today. Godspeed to you and your family.... RIP "Epstein"
January 27, 2012
Dear Family and Friends,
Juan will not be in school today, he has passed away. We will miss him dearly as he has brought joy and laughter into our lives. My favorite sweat-hog!
Juan Epstein's Mother
January 27, 2012
I met Robert at a celebrity event and he w as the nicest, most down-to-earth person. I was saddened to hear this on the radio this morning.
January 27, 2012
"Robert/Juan" you will be missed. Signed, Epstein's mother.
January 27, 2012
God Bless Robert Hegyes' family in this time of sorrow. Remember weeping may endure in the night but "Joy" cometh in the Morning.
January 27, 2012
Thanks for all the laughs, Americans will always miss you.
January 27, 2012
DESCANSA EN PAZ.....SR.JUAN EPSTEIN.........
January 27, 2012
The "Welcome Back Kotter" cast always looked like they were having a lot of fun making each episode. Robert's Juan Epstein was a real character and a kick to watch. My condolences to the family, friends, and fellow fans of Robert Hegyes.
January 27, 2012
I am truly sorry for your lost. In your time of bereavement, know that God assures us that we will see our loved ones again. I'm sure that with the help of our loving Heavenly Father, your family, and friends you will be able to endure this trial. May your memories give you comfort.

Gates, GA
January 27, 2012
Welcome back , welcome back , thanks for the memories of my youth thinking about the sweathogs should have been in my classes. You will not be forgotten. VICKY FULLER
FORT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA
January 27, 2012
RIP You were a Tremendous Actor and Individual. You are Now in Heaven Entertaining God and All His Angels!
January 27, 2012
My heart is so full, because I grew up watching the "Sweathogs" I loved the show you were such a fine actor.

I will miss and carry you in my heart. Rest in Peace "Epstein."
January 27, 2012
Dear Family,
I was saddened to read about Robert's passing and send deepest condolences.
I have fond memories of him as Juan Epstein on Welcome Back Kotter. He was great actor !
May your faith embrace your hearts with much needed comfort.
I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Please take care.
January 27, 2012
Memoriees are sad today. Bless you my friend.
January 27, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
January 27, 2012
RIP ROBERT I LOVED YOU AS JAUN EPSTIEN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS YOU WILL BE MISSED
January 27, 2012
I have many great memories from my teenage years of his perfromance on "Kotter". Thank you Robert. My condolences to your personal friends and family.
January 27, 2012
Brings back get memories thanks EPSTIEN
January 27, 2012
R.I.P. I loved watching that show. You will be missed Kim
January 27, 2012
To the Hegyes Family, sorry for your loss. When I was a teenager I watched it it was a very funny show. I couldn't wait until it came on. My heart goes out to the family. RIP Robert Hegyes
January 27, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you during these difficult days. (Psalm 83:18)
January 27, 2012
Thanks for the laugh and memories you shared with me while growing up in the 70's. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends..
January 27, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss.
My condolences to your family. May your memories comfort the grief. Robert was a true talent.
January 27, 2012
RIP Robert. I loved Welcome Back Kotter & the character of Epstein. Such a loss. Peace to your family during this difficult time.
January 27, 2012
My family and I always enjoyed "Welcome Back Kotter" and the character "Juan Epstein." You brought joy to an entire generation! May you rest in heavenly peace.

RIP
January 27, 2012
Please excuse Juan today, as he must attend his mothers funeral...Signed, Mrs. Epstein. God bless and RIP Mr. Hegyes. You made us laugh when the laughter was for real.
January 27, 2012
You brought much entertainment into my life during your run on Welcome Back, Kotter. My deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time.
January 27, 2012
January 27, 2012
R.I.P. You were a great entertainer, and will be missed by many.

Loved watching Robert on Welcome Back Kotter. He will be greatly missed by many people.
Sorry to hear of his passing.
January 27, 2012
R.I.P you will be missed but you will live on in memories and reruns
January 27, 2012
Shocked & saddened aren't the words...RIP 'Juan', the joy you brought to many of us '70's kids...THANK YOU. God bless your family... and Epstein's Mom. Heaven is saying 'Welcome Back'....
January 27, 2012
Good Metuchen Boy <3
January 27, 2012








Our condolences go out to
`ROBERT-Jaun epstien that
gave a us a smirk&sigh
laughter much witty classroom humor.
Oh more classic icon legacy
'WelcomeBackKotter'
thank you for this comedy of a show..
The smiles laughter shines thruought.
As this 70ish comedy show cast of stars comes with more sadness..
RIP ~ROBERT JUAN EPSTIEN)
January 27, 2012
You were a funny man and always made us laugh. You will be missed.
Sign Epstein Mother
January 27, 2012
I am so saddened to learn of Robert Hegyes passing. I just loved him on Welcome Back Kotter and all the other shows I saw him on. Rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
January 27, 2012
May his Familia he at peace ~ I loved him on all shows ~ God bless you Robert ~ Even though you weren't Puerto Rican thanks for playing one ~ Always loved how you made me laugh on that show called " Welcome back Kotter " ~ RIP ~
January 27, 2012
Loved that show....I wore a T-shirt when I was a kid. Wore it all the time...even when it wore thin....and a bit too small. Thank You for the laughs and memories. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. God Bless..!
January 27, 2012
May the God of all comfort bring you peace during your time of grief.
January 27, 2012
You brought a lot of joy to me when I was a kid. I will never forget Welcome Back Kotter...thanks for the memories!
January 27, 2012
So sad, sorry for your loss. I would watch the show. One year at the San Antonio Dodgers Baseball we had a stars baseball game and he came, I have pictures of him with my son.
January 27, 2012
So sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories as a child watching him on tv. He brought alot of joy to many people. May God bless you and your family and may he rest in peace. - Patty (Raynham Mass)
January 27, 2012
Too young to be gone. So sad. Thank you for brightening our lives for a while.
January 27, 2012
You were one of the best on "Welcome Back Kotter". You will be truly missed. Dana Hartwell (Roanoke, VA)
January 27, 2012
You will be missed. Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers go ou tto your fmaily.
January 27, 2012
I can remember the first time that Welcome Back Kotter was shown on TV. I was a teenager growing up in New York City and related to inner city way of life from the area I grew up in. Thank you for making me and my friends laugh for those years watching the show. You are in God's hands now and giving everyone in heaven laughter. May your family find strength and peace through this rough time and know that you are at peace.
January 27, 2012
RIP Robert. Life was rough back then but you always made us laugh.
Thanks for all the memories and may God bless you and your family...
January 27, 2012
A very gifted man who brought laughter to many. He will always be remembered in our thoughts and in our hearts.
January 27, 2012
You will be truely missed i loved( Welcome Back Kotter)-- UP YO NOSE WIT A RUBBER HOSE. R.I.P. ALWAYS.
January 27, 2012
To the Family: I met Bobby when I stayed at JT's house in Daytona Beach several years ago (Ronnie Z is my nephew) and he was the funniest and most gracious man. We talked nightly for the two weeks and I couldn't help but think we had known each other all our lives. JT said he affected everybody that way. A great guy who I will miss dearly but I will have several smiles and laughs when I think of our friendship So very sorry for your loss.
January 27, 2012
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.
January 27, 2012
I enjoyed the character you played on Welcome Back Kotter, may you RIP. Ms. Joy
January 27, 2012
Dear Lynn, Cassie , & Mack

Remember all the Good Times. May those
Memories - Become your Peace!!

Bruce Haughin
Emsworth,Pa,
January 27, 2012
RIP Robert. You gave many people many laughs and were taken way too young. Dear God, Please give Juan a nice spot in heaven. He's a good boy. Signed, Epsteins Mother
January 27, 2012
R.I.P.
January 27, 2012
Your are truly going to be missed by all that love you and especially the fans of the "Welcome Back Kotter' show. Take comfort in God knowing that he is resting now and keep the faith. God Bless.
January 27, 2012
My prayers go out to all of his friends and family.
January 27, 2012
He played such a sweet person in the show. So young to be gone. Rest in Peace!
January 27, 2012
Thank you for sharing your talent! Condolences to you family and those who loved you.
January 27, 2012
To The Hegyes Family
With deep sympathy and a heavy heart ,I write these words for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all the pleasant memories that you have, and may they comfort you, and bring you strength, in your time of grief. May you also find comfort with the thoughts below:
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
This verse found @ Isaiah 49:13 has comforted me, I hope that t comforts you as well.
With Deepest Sympathy
January 27, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the
family of Robert Hegyes. One of my
favorites. Thanks for the laughter and
the memories.
January 27, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 27, 2012
My ccondolencses. Prayers to you all.
January 27, 2012
So sorry to the Hegyes Family on their loss. He was a fine actor. I long for shows like Welcome Back Mr Kotter, Robert along with his cast mates made it a great show. May he Rest in Peace.
January 27, 2012
My prayers are with the family.
January 27, 2012
Rest in Peace guy. You were an inspiration to many.
January 27, 2012
You gave the world a lot of laughter, and we are very grateful. Thank you. MC
January 27, 2012
RIP ...... signed Epstein's mother
January 27, 2012
Welcome Back Kotter was a huge hit in my home when I was growing up. And I could identify with all of the sweathogs. Thank you for the laughter that was so needed in my life back then. Rest in peace.
January 27, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
January 27, 2012
This is so sad. Seems like just yesterday I was watching the sweathogs on tv. RIP you are loved and will be missed
January 27, 2012
So very sorry for your loss.... your son was a great actor:)
January 27, 2012
rest in peace fellow jersy man dj
January 27, 2012
May u RIP and prayers out to family and friends..may they remember all the great laughs and good times they had with u....may your Memories always live on..Peace Now...**
January 27, 2012
Ron,
There's NO Excuse for this absence, Mr. Epstein!

Thanks so much for all the laughter!

R.I.P.
January 27, 2012
RIP, prayers to the family.
January 27, 2012
thoughts and prayers to your family.
January 27, 2012
May God Bless You All through this time of great Lose. He was great I watched his show everyday. He was a great guy!!! Thank You Robert for the Laughter you gave me all those years. You will be forever missed and Loved. "You now have a "Special Angel" looking over all of you."
January 27, 2012
sorry for your loss . he made the show
January 27, 2012
I'm sorry to hear for your loss. I loved welcome back Cotter when I was growing up. Epstein was my favorite.
Chuck
January 27, 2012
To the family of Robert Hegyes, he brought us joy and happiness. May he now rest in peace!
January 27, 2012
im very sorry for roberts family in this time of need i sinceraly give them my condolances
January 27, 2012
My condolences to your Family and Friends. You will be missed Robert!
January 27, 2012
let me be the 1st to say rest in peace.........signed.......EPSTEIN'S FAN ;)
January 27, 2012
we will mess you I watch the show and i like it .
January 27, 2012
January 27, 2012
IM so sorry to hear about Robert Hegyes. i loved him on welcome back kotter he was so funny. MY thoughts are with his wife and family. going to miss you on tv. YOU WERE SO AMAZING TO LOTS OF PEOPLE around the world and there going to miss you alot. RIP.
January 27, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 27, 2012
HE WAS A VERY GD ACTOR AND FAMILY CAN BE PROUD OF HIS ACTTING ABLITIES. THANK YOU FOR MKING US LAUGH.
January 27, 2012
My goodness, I had just looked Robert up on IMDB last night while we were watching tv to see what he was doing now! Prayers go out to all his family.
January 27, 2012
to the family of robert hegyesso sorry for your loss what a talent he was on kotter,he was great.so long epstein rest in peace schools out.
January 27, 2012
We will see you in the next world. Thanks for all of the laughs. RIP
January 27, 2012
RH, thanks for the many laughs. To family and friends, you've had a gem with you for 60 years and memories for a lifetime. My condolences to you all.
January 27, 2012
To the family of Robert Hegyes please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. R.I.P
January 27, 2012
He was a good actor, all around good guy and best of all a good boy...signed Epsteins mother
January 27, 2012
thank you
January 27, 2012
Dear Bobby,
You made us all laugh,,,,,,,,,, its time to rest now.

Signed, Epstein's Mother
January 27, 2012
Thanks for the memories!
January 27, 2012
I watched Welcome Back Kotter from the very first episode until its last. Robert did a magnificent job! May you rest in peace. Thanks for the many fond memories.
January 27, 2012
You will never be forgotten. signed, One of Juan Luis Pedro Philippo DeHuevos Epstein's fans.
Rest in eternal peace Mr. Hegyes. One love.

Elizabeth Santos Quinones
January 27, 2012
Way too Young to go. My heart goes out to his Kids. God Bless you all.
January 27, 2012
HE WILL BE MISSED,I LOVED WELCOME BACK KOTTER,IT GAVE ME AND MY KIDS LOTS OF LAUGHS.GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
January 27, 2012
R.I.P. Robert you will be dearly missed.
January 27, 2012
My condolences to the family of Robert Hegyes. Great Actor!
January 27, 2012
Thanks for the laughs!!! God Bless,the Sweat hogs...... Life and schools back then were more educational than what schools are today. RIP.
January 27, 2012
R.I.P. You were a great entertainer, and will be missed by many.
Anderson's Mother
January 27, 2012
Loved watching Robert on Welcome Back Kotter. He will be greatly missed by many people.
January 27, 2012
This is soooooooooo sad. Why did he die so young> Such a talent!
January 27, 2012
Sorry to hear of his passing.
January 27, 2012
You made us laugh now you make us cry-RIP ROBERT
January 27, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 27, 2012
im very sorry for your loss, i really enjoyed watching him, as a teen myself on welcome back kotter.
January 27, 2012
God be with his family at this time and hold all of them close to you.
January 27, 2012
I am so sorry to see of the passing of Robert Hegyes.My prayers and thoughts to family and friends and fans of Welcome Back Kotter.I loved that show.You will never be forgotten and always remembered.xoxo
January 27, 2012
RIP Mr. Hegyes. You gave me many a good laugh growing up watching Welcome Back Kotter. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
January 27, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss he was a very good actor and I watched him all the time on Welcome back Kotter and missed him when it went off he will be missed greatly
January 27, 2012
I WAS SADDENED TO READ OF THE PASSING OF A FINE
ACTOR. ROBERT HEGYES, A MEMBER OF THE "SWEATHOGS"
ON THE TV. SHOW "WELCOME BACK KOTTER"
NEVER A WEEK PASSED THAT I DIDN'T WATCH THE SHOW. HOW TALENTED THIS CAST WAS. ROBERT WILL BE MISSED
BUT HIS TALENT WILL BE REMEMBERED THROUGH HIS
MANY SHOW'S. GOD BLESS YOU SIR, A JOB WELL DONE.
January 27, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 27, 2012
So sorry to hear about his passing I really enjoyed his acting on Welcome Back Kotter and many other performaces.
January 27, 2012
Rest in Peace Mr. Hegyes, you made millions of people smile.
January 27, 2012
Remembering back in time watching him on Welcome Back Kotter... Those were the good olde days... My thoughts and prayers to the family... xo Melissa
January 27, 2012
Epstein was absolutely hilarious and a very gifted actor. He was very well liked and could draw the crowd into emphatic emotional states as he delt with issues on the show. He, John T and Washington were a blast. This was all in my teenage days. Instead of being out, many a time my friends and I would watch 'Welcome back Kotter!'
January 27, 2012
i am sorry for your loss,i would watch that show call welcome back kotter, and i will miss him. may god bless you all
January 27, 2012
Thanks for good TV when I was a boy!!!
January 27, 2012
Thanks for the laughs, thanks for the memories, rest well
January 27, 2012
Mr. Hegyes was one of my favorite actors on Welcome Back Kotter, playing Juan Epstein. The Hegyes Family have my deepest sympathy.
January 27, 2012
January 27, 2012
To the family, I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss. I always enjoyed the show "Kotter" as all of the young actors were so well suited for the characters they protrayed.
January 26, 2012
up your nose with a rubber hose rest in peace epstein..
January 26, 2012
RIP Bobby, you made the world laugh with your humor..God Bless you in your eternal life !!
January 26, 2012
I watched Welcome Back Kotter all the time, Robert will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
January 26, 2012
It is a rare and wonderful thing when a person makes a difference in the lives of people they have never met. His talent , as displayed in "Welcome Back Kotter" as a part of the "Sweat Hogs" taught many of us that as different as we may be , we all hold similarities and potential to succeed if we follow our dreams. My deepeset sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Hegyes.
January 26, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 26, 2012
ROBERT WAS A VERY TALENTED GUY.I ENJOYED HIM ON KOTTER. THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN PROGRAMS WERE CLEAN AND FUNNY.I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED.GODS BLESSING TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. DIANE FROM GEORGIA
January 26, 2012
wow i was stunned to hear of the passing of Juan epstein. I loved welcome back Kotter. God bless you all. Peace
January 26, 2012
rest in peace Robert...thanks for being part of my childhood.
January 26, 2012
Oh my... another one of my fave's gone... loved you on WBK, Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein. Rest in peace knowing you made us all laugh in all the yrs you were on
TV... bless your family and friends...
January 26, 2012




`Christ of Angels sing cry sigh`

The good the bad the Best of fun
show with way too much class>>>>>
Brisk blush shy Humor oh that
whatcha'ma call it Song WelcomeBack
Rejoyce dance with wonderful Actors..
Some of us are older some of us are no
longer living..
Our condolences to ROBERT and His Family and the ICON Legends of Stars With Laughter class room with sooo many friends..
Shows of Laughter Love with Sadness God Bless you ~RIP ROBERT~
As a new spiritualjourney begins
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
January 26, 2012
I enjoyed the show, and he was a good actor. My prayers are with his family.
January 26, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 26, 2012
How very sad...I watched him on Kotter, and always enjoyed the show...My condolences to his family,friends and many fans :)
January 26, 2012
I loved watching him on "Welcome Back, Kotter". I send my deepest sympathy to Robert's family. May he rest in peace.
January 26, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 26, 2012
Gonna miss you Juan Epstein......
January 26, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
January 26, 2012
January 26, 2012
Rest in peace Bobby. Loved watching you in Welcome Back Kotter.
January 26, 2012
My sincere condolences to his family. He was so good in his roles he played. May he rest in peace.
January 26, 2012
Yo-Epstein- i got a note from your mother-saying"welcome back" home-loved ya man
January 26, 2012
He Made the World Smile, rest in Peace!!!!!!!!! Epstien,Much Love for You.Reba
January 26, 2012
To the family of One of the Sweathog's I loved him in the picture and he was a very excellent actor and will be greatly missed on this side. May God Bless and Keep the family ,in this time of sorrow,remember the good times and the they will keep you in the low time's. remember that beatifu smile of his. And to the Sweathog's who worked with him a lot of year's. R. i.. P. Juan Epstien.You Are Love. Family Keep Your Head Up. My God Is Real . The Nelson Family out of Fort Wayne, Ind. Much Love!!!!
January 26, 2012
So sorry to all his family for your loss.
January 26, 2012
Rest In Peace Robert.
January 26, 2012
LOVED HIM IN THE 70'S HOPE HIS LIFE WAS GREAT! HE WAS VERY FUNNY AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MR CARTER!!!!!!!!!!
January 26, 2012
Thanks for bringing your talent to us all those years. May God comfort your family and friends now.
Sincerely,
January 26, 2012
Thank you for many wonderful laughs. Blessings of strength to your family.
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