Singing with Mr Ames in Holyoke High School was the most important part of my teenage years. He gave much to us all. Grace Merritt Briccetti, South Salem, NY
Like my brother, I also have very fond memories of my childhood on Parkview Drive, and the Ames home was always a warm and welcoming place to be. Thank you, Bob, for your part in all of my fond memories of the Ames household. We spent many a long day/night at your kitchen table playing Dungeons & Dragons...such great memories!! God Bless.
Dear Ames Family,
I'm very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have nothing but fond memories of growing up in the Parkview Drive neighborhood with generous families and kind friends. Your home was always welcoming and Bob was at the forefront of that. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.
Dear Mary Ellen and Family, I am so very sorry to have learned of Bob's passing. So many wonderful memories have flooded my mind...Better neighbors would not be found. It's hard to find the words to express my deepest sympathy. Bob was one of the kindest persons I ever met. Taylor fondly remembers him as his Boy Scout Leader. Please know you, Kevin, David and Stephen are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary Ellen and Family,
Bob was unique, the world is not as bright without him. He was a great mentor to me and he will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing him with all of us, we are better people because of knowing him.
Dear Mary Ellen,
I'm sorry for your loss. Bob brought love of life to many like me. As on the waterfront he encouraged us to strive to be better. What's so Bob is he did it with humor. His song will continue as we remember him. My love to you, Kevin, David, Stephen and Don.
Dear Ames Family Just heard about Bob so sorry we are going threw the same thing with out Mom who pass on the seventh of Nov.. Our prayer are with you
Love the Tonelli and Downey family.
Dear Mary Ellen,
I was so sorry to learn Bob died. I remember the time we three spent together in the choir at St. John's Episcopal Church in Northampton. The fellowship we shared through our mutual love of music is priceless, and I'll always remember the two of you in that context. My life is better having had the chance to know you two, even if for just a brief period of time.
May the light of God surround you and your family now and always. Heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Jennifer (Carpenter) Reid
Hello Mrs. Ames
I just heard of your husband's passing and wanted you to know I always thought of him as kind and a "regular guy." Though it's been several decades now, I'll always remember everyone in your family fondly. My thoughts go out to all of you during this difficult time.
Bob Ames had a great talent and a great life - condolences to his family.
I want to express my heartfelt sympathy. As we all would agree, Bob was a talented and respected manager and a great asset to our organization at NYL. And he was an even better person! Family first and always!!
It is at times like this that we fully understand that none of us get to be who we are without the help and guidance of couuntless others. In my case, Bob has had a dramatic impact on my life and career and I know he touched the lives of so many others.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Dear Mary Ellen, Barbara called to tell us of Bob's passing. We want you to know how much we enjoyed "School Commitee" socials, that we spent together. I was listening to the radio and heard "Send in the Clowns", and thought of you & could hear you singing. Bob will be so missed by you and your family, but his long battle is over....our love to you all. June and Wally....
Mary Ellen and family
I,as your former neighbor in So. Hadley ,was saddened to read of Bob's passing..I have fond memories of our young families growing up together My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time .Bob will be remembered as the great person he was
David and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May your happy memories of your dad help console your tears...
Mary Ellen and family, I am so sorry to read of Bob's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. How good it was to have 55 years together!
Mary Ellen, may you be consoled by the thought that Bob is up there conducting the heavenly choir ....