We three brothers have always been a set, and now Jerry and I are two. As a scientist, you would probably conclude that to be a 1/3 loss, but it feels like so much more.
Throughout my life you, as the oldest brother, have been a strong and positive influence on me. As children, growing up in Philadelphia, all three of us would play together by our home and across the street in Fairmont Park. Sometimes with neighborhood friends, sometimes just the three of us. You would invent new games that we could play like " ten seconds"; a game played with a ten-cent pimple ball. Then there was the Wiggles and Chubby Club you and Jerry formed named for our two dogs.
It's not often that one knows what they want to be when they grow up and then they go on to do just that; that being an astronomer.
You taught me some algebra when I was just learning long division in school. What you learned you shared with us. You opened up a world to me by introducing me to hitch-hiking, the only way to see the USA when one's funds are limited.
Bobby, we will always love and miss you very much. My dear older brother, I will continue to look to you for guidance.