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November 24, 2013
Instead of finding heaven on earth, Robert released heaven by living on earth. He gave us a glimpse of what heaven is like in the way he lived and treated others. Imagine what the world would be like if we all lived this way? It would be a kinder and gentler place. There would be no judgement. There would be laughter ALL THE TIME. There would be no hatred. There would be acceptance. Above all, there would be LOVE.

Let's honor Robert by being good to others, by helping those in need, by listening more than talking.

Let's honor him by humbling ourselves like he did. Let's live our lives to the fullest.

There is a hole in so many hearts by the loss of Robert. That hole will never be filled. But we can cover it with loving memories and protect it.

Nilufer, Kiana, and family - You are in our thoughts and prayers every day but especially on this day. We love you so very much.
November 21, 2013
I love you. For eternity my love.
November 14, 2013
Robert has been on my mind so much in the last year but even more this month. My heart is aching. The sadness of loosing such an amazing friend who was among the most spectacular people on this earth is just devastating. I can't even imagine what Nilufer is feeling. Robert is gone too soon. I know he is an ANGEL IN HEAVEN watching over us all. God bless you Robert. We love you so so much and we will never ever forget you my friend.
February 16, 2013
I just, very recently, found some old notes I had stored from college days and included some from Bob. I was just searching the web to see about connecting after all these years and found the very sad news.

I was on orientation staff at UF when he came through and we stayed in touch afterwards.

In reading this guest book, I can only share in the feelings and descriptions reagrding his humor, energy and excitement for life.

Thoughts are with his family.
January 03, 2013
Today I read an article about skiing, and it mentioned the famed "Hangman" trail at Mammoth. I immediately went back to 1996. I took a trip to L.A. to visit Bob, and stayed in his west coast ski haus. It had dumped more snow than I had ever seen, so Bob and I headed to the Hangman trail, "just to take a look." Bob looked at me, smiled, and jumped in. I followed, fell, and after composing myself, looked up 30 feet above me, where Bob was crying in laughter. And then all of a sudden, extreme skier Glen Plake launched in, skied in between us, with Bob and I sitting in the snow saying only one thing; "sick." Kiana, I hope one day you'll launch Hangman in your Dad's honor, giggling all the way down...
December 29, 2012
Robert. I knew you well enough to know you were a good person. My condolences to your wife and family. Robert I hope you are enjoying wherever you are as much as you enjoyed your time here. You are a good person and that will be enough no matter where you are. There is a reason for everything and I hope you know that reason well before we do.
December 26, 2012
Dear Mrs. Koechlin,
Thank you for sending your condolences to my family as my brother, Paul, was killing in a bicycling related incident on 11/24/2012 just as your husband. Our prayers are with you and his family during this difficult Christmas time. I wish you & your daughter all the best and know that you will all be together again in Heaven.
December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas my love.
We miss you and hope the heavens are as beautiful as you thought they would be.
Nilufer and Kiana
December 20, 2012
Kiana and I are so appreciative of all the love and memories you all share with us. I miss him daily, every second of it, and I hope I can find the strength and happiness he brought to me someday again. Your love, prayers, and memories give me what I need.
Much love to you all.
Remember to enjoy life: play, have fun, and be kind to each other.
Having over 400 people show up to his life's celebration and all the amazing messages tell me he did it all right.

Nilufer
December 12, 2012
I just saw Bobby's picture and memorial in the Los Gatos weekly and the tears just won't stop. This is shocking and a horrible reminder that life is too short. I met Bobby almost two years ago at West Valley Gymnastics while waiting for our kids to finish class. I remember the big hugs and glowing smile he would give Kiana when she finished class and he reminded me of my husband and how much love he has for his precious daughter and wife. He also introduced me to Angry Birds on the iPhone (he wasn't working at the time). He always had a glowing smile on his face and it breaks my heart knowing his little girl won't feel his hugs again. Too sad.
December 07, 2012
To Robert's family and all who loved and were touched by him. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God has called him home, but his spirit is with us. I was fortunate to know Robert for a short amount of time; but long enough to enjoy the love and spirit of a wonderful human being. Every time I encountered him, his warm sincere smile was a spark that filled me with happiness. Always pleasant, always positive. It seems like just yesterday that I walked through our entry hall and saw a bright new face. It was Robert's first day at Level 3. Robert will be missed. However he is imprinted in the depth of my mind. When I need to be cheered up all I need to do is think of Robert and I can clearly see him and his smile. And I feel that positive spark. Thank you Robert! I know as I write this that your spirit is here.
December 07, 2012
At Nilufer and Bobby's wedding reception, he chose "I Hope You Dance" for our mother/son dance. It's the perfect song to sum up his outlook on life. He lived a short but full life, and had a spiritual side that kept it all in balance. My kids always said he was the favorite. I never for a moment had a favorite, but he was easy to love and forgive, with his lighthearted nature. We love him so much and will miss him tremendously. We hope Nilufer and Kiana continue to dance, knowing their special star shines down on them from the heavens.
December 05, 2012
Bobby - you were (and sill are) one of a kind. The nicest, kindest and most loving person we knew... Even after we left California to return to Australia, we still talk about you - I guess we always will. Our thoughts and best wishes got to Nilifur, Kiana and Robert's family. You will be missed... a lot.
December 04, 2012
Bob and Sue, We are so sorry for the loss of your son Bobby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Rick and Susie Rohrbaugh
December 03, 2012
Bob's short period of life as a Boston Boy left an indelible mark on me. His zest for life was unparalleled. The memories of him in the ski haus', hiking Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington, skiing and hiking Mt. Mansfield, Buffet shows, Boston gatherings,,, are all better because of him.--and always will be.
December 01, 2012
Sue, Bob, and family
We have fond memories of Bobby from your days on Veazey. I'll never forget looking out my bedroom window early on a Saturday to see Bobby on your roof. Happy to know he ended up climbing mountains instead. Prayers to you all.

Nan Klear and family
November 30, 2012
November 30, 2012
Some of my favorite childhood memories include the Koechlin family. And Bobby was always the ring leader. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and the entire Koechlin family.
November 30, 2012
I had the privilege of working with Robert over a decade ago. Always wonderful, kind, generous and warm. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My heart is filled with gratitude to have known such a very special man. Angie
November 30, 2012
My prayers and condolences are with Robert's family as you navigate this difficult time. My heart sank when I opened the Truckee news article and recognized his name. I worked with Robert for about a year in his start-up days. He always had a smile on his face, had such a positive outlook on life, and was always excited to swap Tahoe stories with me. I wish the family strength and peace.
November 29, 2012
I just heard about this tragedy and still can't believe it. I'm a neighbor and live 2 doors down from their house. My deepest condolences to his wonderful wife and daughter who he always used to walk and play with in our street. Life is not fair that's all I can say...so sorry.
Terry and Shawn Mokhtari
November 29, 2012
Dear Nilufer,

My thoughts and prays are with you and Kiana.

Mary Brumm
November 29, 2012
Nilufer and Kiana, I cannot adequately express how much my heart goes out to you. I only knew Bob for a couple of ski seasons and summers at the beach, but I think he left the same impression on all people that he came into contact with...sunny attitude and grab life by the horns personality. We are thinking of you, your families and friends.
November 29, 2012
Nilufer and Kiana and Uncle Bob and Aunt Sue and all the Koechlins,

Like everyone, I have been in a state of shock all week about this terrible tragedy. Bobby was a great cousin to grow up with, and I have so many great memories of all our get-togethers over the years - our first Electric Light Orchestra album (Don't Bring Me Down, Bruce!) and teaching each other to drive a stick shift a bit prematurely -to name a few. His spirit and personality were infectious, and he always lit up the room when he entered. It's very sad that has been taken away from us, especially his immediate family, way too early. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time and beyond.

Rest in peace, Bobby, and thanks for being such a great cousin/friend and for all the times you gave us, and will always give us, a reason to smile.
November 29, 2012

My deepest and most sincere condolences to Nilufer, Kiana and the entire family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
November 29, 2012
Few people have the ability to make you feel comfortable the moment you meet them....Robert was one of those people. His cheerful disposition and handsome smile brightened up our lives here in our neighborhood. Both adults and children sought the company of this wonderful human.

My heart goes out to his wife, daughter and family.
November 28, 2012
Dearest Nilufer and Kiana
I can't believe this has happened. You have my deepest sympathy. I don't know why the Lord took Bobby instead of me. He had everything to live for and is needed here on earth Bobby was a fun grandson. He liked to do everything and did it. I hope he gets that ultimate omlet in Heaven that I would not let him order on earth. I will pray for you and Kiana every day Love you
Grandma Rosella
Springfield Ohio
November 28, 2012
First of all I am so sad and sorry about this terrible loss. A loss of a truly positive, kind-hearted person. When I think of Bob, I think of how he was always so positive and would make anyone and everyone laugh and feel comfortable. And if you needed help, he was there. Memories I have from just hanging out with Bob always include laughing! I will miss hearing Bob laugh.

I am sharing a picture of Bob being silly at my wedding reception. Maybe it's the Bob 007 look?

Bob, I'm thinking about you. And to family and friends, I am thinking about you, too. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I hope that thinking of happy memories will help you get through.

Karin
November 28, 2012
My siblings tell me I once said Bobby ruined my life. Now, I don't recall saying that nor do I feel that way. If any such words escaped my lips it would have been in jest, but based in the reality that it wasn't easy being Bobby's just slightly older sister. Why, you ask? Well, because he was so darn nice, funny, generous, agreeable, & good natured & everybody LOVED him. I would have friends visit & he would "take them away." It wasn't intentional or mean-spirited. He just was the kind of person that people wanted to be around. When Mary & I would fight about setting the table, Bobby would do it. It's funny....he told me later in life that things like this weren't done just to be nice, but were calculated moves to get on Mom's good side...LOL!

In our adult lives we didn't spend a lot of time together, but I will always remember him as having SO much energy playing with Kiana & her cousins & always being so full of life. He never got worked up or bent out of shape about things. He was so rational & took life in stride, but he enjoyed life to the fullest and so many of us can't say that.

I love my brother so very much and will miss him with all my heart. I am a better person because God gave me Bobby as a brother.
November 28, 2012
Sue, Bob and Family, So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
November 28, 2012
Robert was my neighbor and friend. He was a such a friendly and outgoing person. Someone who could light up the room with just a smile. His friendly nature made him the pied with children, my son always wanted to go see him and Kiana. I feel lucky to have a chance to get to know Robert and my family will miss him dearly. Love The Blakeneys
November 28, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
November 28, 2012
Carolyn, you often spoke of your brother and the wonderful person he was. I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Please know that our prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.....
November 28, 2012
This is mackenzie im nine and in fourth grade,

Bobby is my uncle and makes me feel safe. One of my favorite memories of him is when he and aunt nilufer and kiana came to my mimi's house when me and my family were there. me and uncle bobby played link and logs and built an awesome house. then me,uncle bobby and kiana went on the trampoline and had so much fun. He made me feel safe. He always included me in everything. that made me feel happy. If he were still here i would go up to him and hug him and tell him how much i love love love love love love love love love love him. He was the best uncle i could ever have and he still is. Even though he's in heaven i love him and hope he could know that. His smile made me smile and he was just so awesome, sweet, kind, nice and i wish i could name the rest but it would take 1999,999 pages. I hope he hears this..........
I LOVE YOU UNCLE BOBBY
And wish you could be here sitting next to me and i miss you so so so so so so so so so so so so so so ect. much

YOU ROCK AND YOU STILL DO!
love, the one who misses ( uncle ) bobby.......Mackenzie
November 28, 2012
my name is bella and i an 7 years old i haven't sean him much but i am still very sorry he died.i feel very sad he died,and i always wanted to go to california to see their family since i never went their .he was a good , kind, and always up and moving and i like that he does that.and i never thought he would die.he is my uncle and i love him.hes the best uncle ever,and i will always think of him when my other uncles die.
he is the activist adult i know of.i know he has many people that are deprest and sad because he died .when i knew he died i got pretty sad for a kid.i never thought he would die or get hit by a car.my mom used to tell a story bast on their family the name of it was called Monster mash.i eaven think my dog is sad because my mom is sad about uncle Bobby died.
Your Friend,
Bella
November 28, 2012
I am Madeline Cammarota.I am ten years old. Bobby Koechlin was my uncle. I did not see him much because we lived so far away .but the few times I saw him I have two special memories. I love children and when kiana was born he was letting me and my sisters hold her on our grandparents bed. I kept asking to hold her and uncle bobby kept joking with me "what you want to keep her and you sure do love my baby"
My second memory which is my favorite memory was in October 2010.our wonderful grandparents had bought us (their many grand kids)a trampoline.they put it in their backyard.Little kiana was only about three and could not go on without an adult. I remember the times when all of us would get on the trampoline and uncle bobby would jump us as high as he could. It was a great trip
He was a great uncle and I miss him greatly
I feel very bad for aunt Nilufer and cousin kiana and miss uncle bobby greatly

-Madeline Cammarota
November 28, 2012
Robert Koechlin was a unique human being, and a very special neighbor. His constant smile, and his friendly hello will be greatly missed. My favorite story about Robert seems to sum up his optimistic view of life, his willingness to help others, and his delight in finding solutions to problems. Late this past Labor Day, I returned home to find that my house power was out. I approached a group of neighborhood fathers who were watching their kids play nearby, and asked whether any of them knew about fixing electrical switch panels. Robert immediately volunteered to help diagnose the problem. As we looked at the box on the outside wall, I said that I was so lucky to find an electrical engineer on a holiday weekend. He responded by saying” “Oh no! I'm not an engineer; I'm just a marketing guy! I just want to make this better!” We both laughed. I loved his reply, and I think that it was indicative of the way he lived his life. Neither of us could repair the problem, but I did feel a whole lot happier that someone had cared enough to try! Nilufer and Kiana: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the great loss of your beloved husband and father. The world needs more people like Robert. I feel privileged to have known him.
November 28, 2012
Robert was loved by kids and adults alike. Few adults retain child-like spontaneity, playfulness, positive energy and easy laughter. Robert had all these qualities. So, whether he was jumping on the trampoline with Keana and kids or enjoying good conversation and a beer outside by the backyard fire pit, he held your attention with his good humor, charm and witty banter. We will miss you, Robert.
November 28, 2012
Bob and Sue our hearts are aching for you although we didnt know Bobby as well as Carolyn we remember all the wonderful things you have told us over the years. We know that God will be by your side as you go through this sad time. Your whole family will be in our prayers.Love Mary Jo and Scott
November 28, 2012
Our deepest condolences and love for Nilufer, Kiana, and the entire Keochlin family. Our hearts are filled with sorrow for your loss. Robert was an amazing man and he will be remembered forever.

-Jalili Family
November 28, 2012
My heart is truly saddened by the loss of such a great person/cousin. I have countless great memories of Bobby while growing up. He always made me laugh and was so much fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. We love you all.
November 28, 2012
May the road rise up to meet you.? May the wind be always at your back.? May the sun shine warm upon your face;? the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,?may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

~ blessings from Catherine and the Moore clan to the Koechlin/Walshs.
November 28, 2012
I did not know Robert but I do know his sister Carolyn and mother. Carolyn has told me many stories about him and her enourmous love and adoration for him was so obvious. All the Koechlin family members will be in my thoughts as they cope with the loss of this amazing husband, father, brother and son.
November 28, 2012
Dear Nilufer, Kiana, Sue, Bob and all of Bobby and Nilfer's family,
Please know that our love and thoughts are with you all...Bobby was truly special and his joyeous spirit will be with you all forever.
Much love,
Margaret and Joe Walsh
November 27, 2012
To all of Robert's family we send our condolences. Passion, ambition and sincerity come to mind when I think of Robert. I am fortunate to have met him at EXP.com in 2000 and stayed in contact over the years. He will always be remembered in our thougths and prayers.
November 27, 2012
To me Robert was a great friend and a buddy to go riding with, or skiing with, or whatever adventure came along. He was also a great father, husband and a successful man. He touched many people and will be missed all of them. My heart goes out to Nilufer, Kiana and family.
Robert you will live on in our memories. Cheers Brother!
November 27, 2012
With deep sympathy and sorrow I send my condolences to Kathleen and the entire Koechlin family for the loss of your beloved Robert. Mary Agoglia, Canaan NY
November 27, 2012
Dear Bob and Sue, I am so sorry for you and all of your family. Bobby will always be remembered by us as a wonderful free spirit. He was full of life. He will be missed by all of us that loved him so much.
-mike and Kathy Walsh
November 27, 2012
We are sadden to hear about the loss of Robert. He will be missed dearly by us. May god give his wife and daughter strength thru this difficult time. Your family will be in our prayers. Love, The Larsen Family
November 27, 2012
Bob's main role in our family of 7 was to make us laugh. He could not make it to Christmas in FL last year. Therefore, we resorted to watching a video of him from a family trip that we had taken to CA to meet Nilufer. We were all crying from laughter during the Napa winery "scene" where he impersonated Coppola. While smacking the camera, he said with his serious, trying to be intimidating, raspy voice "you talkin' to me?" along with other things I shan't mention. Although you may need to see it to appreciate it, I write about that clip because it was the last profoundly funny Bobby moment that we were able to enjoy as a family. I miss you, brother. - Carolyn (aka "Carna")
November 27, 2012
We were lucky enough to meet Robert during our first few weeks in the neighborhood earlier this year. It's wonderful to read the memories people have shared here, as his spirit and personality came through in the exact same way within just a few moments of meeting him. He brightened our life and probably didn't even realize how meaningful or unique it was to welcome new neighbors so warmly and friendly. We are heartbroken for Nilufer and Kiana and the rest of the Koechlin family, and offer all of our sympathy and support.
November 27, 2012
We do not know you or Robert. We are a cycling family that lives in Truckee. We are deeply sadened by your loss and offer our condolences. Best wishes and prayers.
The Bullocks
November 27, 2012
Robert was a great family man, friend, and co-worker. I met Robert over a decade ago when we worked together. I adored this guy. It had been awhile since we were in touch but we exchanged emails last week and were planning to meet for lunch this week to brag about our families, a common conversation Robert and I would have.
My deepest sympathy to you Nilufer, Kiana, and family. We will miss Robert dearly.
November 27, 2012
Dear Nilufer,

Bruce and I send our sympathy to you and Kiana on the loss of your husband, best friend, and father. Bobby loved to show Kiana the flowers and fruits growing in our garden as he introduced her to the world and its wonders. We enjoyed our meetings with all of you in the neighborhood. We are so saddened by your loss. May Bobby's memory be a blessing for now and the years to come. He lived a life he loved and made the world a better place with his love and laughter. Bobby made the world a better place.

Gretchen and Bruce
November 27, 2012
We are so very sorry to hear the news about Bobby. You have our deepest condolences and will be in our prayers.
Love,
Elizabeth & the Collins Family
November 27, 2012
Nilufer and Kiana, I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I can only imagine what you are going through these days. You both are in our thoughts.
November 27, 2012
The more I think about it the more I realize just how much time I spent with Bob back in the days when he first moved to Southern California. We were like-minded on many levels and became instant friends. We were both active and adventurous and we explored Mammoth Mountain together many times, we mountain biked all over the Santa Monica Mountains (and the surrounding areas), we roller bladed countless miles along the beaches of Southern California, explored the desert cities in and around Palm Springs, traveled to great places with work (Bacardi), etc... Many times it was just a simple: “You want to ride tomorrow?” on the way to the cars while leaving the office…Followed by a: “I'll see you on the trailhead at 6:00 AM”. He was always there early…So was I… We were on top of the mountain many times before the sun was completely up… It's hard to count all of the great moments. Where do you start? One ride I remember in particular because there was some actual planning involved. Bob and I left his car on one side of the mountain range as the car out of there and took my car and the bikes to the other side of the mountain range with plans of taking Bob's car back to my car after the ride was over. Well, we biked the hell out of those trails and made it up and over the range and down to my car in a few hours and Bob just started laughing. He said: “This is not going to work”…I was like: “What do you mean, we made it to your car, it's still here, what's up?”…He laughed a bit more and said: “I left my keys in your car…You know, the one on the trailhead where we started this ride”…Neither one of us seemed to care all that much (we were always good like that). I just told him: “Well, figure something out”…Being the resourceful guy that he was he found a way…He flagged down a female park ranger (what are the odds??)…Explained our dilemma and had her take him all the way around the range back to my car and he just drove it back to where I was while I watched the bikes and hung out by his car…Good thing he was a handsome fella and a good salesman…Always enjoyed my times with Bob…Very sad loss for all of us…Sending lots of love to his family…Be well...
November 27, 2012
Dearest Nilafur and Kiana, I am deeply sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Last time I saw you was at Rocio's when I babysat the boys and darling Kiana. You are both in my prayers. I will request a mass be said in Robert's honor at the Mission at SCU. My deepest condolences, Love, Conchita
November 27, 2012
So very sorry for you loss, Kathleen and family.
November 27, 2012
My fondest memory of Bobby was when Dave and I lived in Coraoplis, PA, and Bob and Sue lived in Greentree. Sue came over to visit one day (when our cousin Karen was staying with me) and brought Kathleen, Bobby, and Mary. While we gals chatted on the porch, Bobby kept himself busy skateboarding up and down Fleming Ave., which was a very steep street! He was really fun to watch -- so agile at such a young age! I remember him being so easy-going, too! Just a really darling young man. Koechlins, please know that we are holding you in our hearts and prayers. Much, much, love to all of you!
November 27, 2012
My deepest thoughts and prayers go to Bob, Sue, Kathleen, Carolyn, Mary, Matt, Nilufer and Kiana. As Jay's daughter, I have been privileged to get to know the Koechlins over the last 10+ years. Nothing can ever take away Bobby's spirit or your memories of him. Please know I am thinking of you during this most impossible time. xox
November 27, 2012
Bob, Sue and Family. Our hearts are with you during this time. I love reading all the stories about Bobby. He had great parents to guide him to be the loving man everyone adored. I remember that the Koechlin household was full of fun for all the kiddos.
November 27, 2012
I had the pleasure to meet Robert at the schools maintenance day a few weeks ago. We spoke for about an hour. I am so sad to hear of this tragic accident. My condolences to all the family esp Nilafer and Kiana. RIP Robert
November 27, 2012
My deepest condolences to Robert's wife and young daughter, as well as the rest of the Koechlin family.
Robert's sister Mary is such a good friend to me and I loved hearing the stories of the Koechlin brothers and sisters. What a loving family to have grown up in. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
November 27, 2012
I knew Bobby and the Koechlins way back in the 80's in Louisville. Bobby and I were in the same grade and my sister, Lesley was with Kathleen at St. Athanasius. I always remember how funny Bobby was and he was voted "Most Outgoing Boy" when we were in 8th grade. He will truly be missed and my prayers go out to all the family.
November 27, 2012
I didn't know Robert but if he is anything like his sister, he was an awesome person. Love ya Kathleen and saying prayers for you and family.
November 27, 2012
I am so thankful to have known Robert since 2006. He was a great man, father, co-worker and friend. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with him her in Colorado about life, faith, career and family around a fire pit under the Colorado night sky till the wee hours of the morning. He was kind enough to let me ride with him on a monster 28 mile night mountain bike ride from our house. Thank you Bobby for being a part of our lives. I will honor Bobby in my own life by trying to be more like he was. My family is praying for the strength that Nilufer and Kiana will need now and for years to come. We will see you again in heaven after our brief lives on Earth are over. Whether we live 45 years or 95 years, our lives are but a drop of water in the ocean of eternal time. Be well Koechlin family and friends.
November 27, 2012
I didn't know Robert, but I know his sister Kathleen, keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.
November 27, 2012
So sad for your loss, I worked with Robert at AT&T when he first started there, he was a great guy, loved his wife and family, I remember he was so excited when he found out he was going to have a baby. Such a tragic loss my prayers are with his family.
November 27, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I went to high school with Bob and still can't believe this has happened. You are in our prayers!
November 27, 2012
Robert- You will be truly missed by all of us that you have blessed your presence upon. You always made me laugh and I enjoyed the years I worked with you. May your memories give your family the strength they need. XOXO
November 27, 2012
Well played, my friend. Well played! My childhood was definitely enriched by your presence – whether in Cincy, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Dunedin – or one of the many family gatherings over the years. Never one to waste a dull moment: always quick with a joke or onto some new adventure – the real Tom Sawyer of my childhood. I still enjoy retelling tales of our youth; and surprisingly, never feel the need to embellish with exaggeration! And, through it all, we managed not to get hurt or cause too much trouble (except for our parents, maybe).

A recurrent image plays-out in my head: a VW Beetle dims its headlights and silences its engine as it turns the corner, heading for St Peter's Gate. Don't worry Bob; you don't need to sneak back home. They are glad you made it!
November 27, 2012
Nilufar and Kiana,
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss,
Please accept my deepest condolences.
May Robert's memory be eternal
November 27, 2012
So sorry for the loss of Robert. Met him during training for Level 3. He seemed like a great guy. Praying for the family and his young daughter.
November 27, 2012
Well played, my friend. Well played! My childhood was definitely enriched by your presence – whether in Cincy, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Dunedin – or one of the many family gatherings over the years. Never one to waste a dull moment: always quick with a joke or onto some new adventure – the real Tom Sawyer of my childhood. I still enjoy retelling tales of our youth; and surprisingly, never feel the need to embellish with exaggeration! And, through it all, we managed not to get hurt or cause too much trouble (except for our parents, maybe).

A recurrent image plays-out in my head: a VW Beetle dims its headlights and silences its engine as it turns the corner, heading for St Peter's Gate. Don't worry Bob; you don't need to sneak back home. They are glad you made it!
November 27, 2012
I didn't know Robert, but I do know his sister Mary. She and her family are very special to me which spreads to the Koechlin family. May you all stay strong during this time!
November 27, 2012
My dear Kathleen, take comfort in the knowledge that you have a guardian angel looking out for you. Memories will keep Bobby alive in your heart! I love you!
November 27, 2012
Growing up with you made our childhood extra special. I will never forget the sound of your laugh or the micheveous giggles in the back seat of the car when we went camping. Our adventures were a great gift to my life and I treasure the memories. Thank you Bobby, for being a great cousin! My life is blessed for having you in it!
November 27, 2012
Our thoughts and condolences are with the Koechlin family. While we never knew Bobby, we know how much Kathleen adored her brother and what a close family they are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
November 27, 2012
So many memories ........ but here's my favorite. When Bobby was about 10 years old I hosted him and his sister Kathleen for an overnight at my apartment. I was a "young adult" and felt good that this was the first time I was being entrusted with serious child care. I asked Bobby in the morning what he liked for breakfast and he said "scrambled eggs", so I made a big batch. He ignored them. I eventually asked him if everything was okay, and he said, very politely. "I'm sure they're good, uncle Joe, but they just don't look anything like my mom's".
November 27, 2012
I remember when Bob was learning to ski in VT. He was strong, determined, passionate about it. Years later, the last time I saw him, in CA he ripped down a steep hill passing us all with that same strength and confidence but this time clearly mastering the sport. That's how I remember him. I will miss his positive nature and friendly manner. My thoughts go with all family and friends. It is important to keep the good memories alive!
November 26, 2012
You were always an upbeat, energetic and adventuresome friend. I miss you and figured we would ride again soon. Nilufer and Kiana have my deepest sympathies.
November 26, 2012
Our condolences to Neilufar, Kiana and the entire family. Robert was such a positive and energetic soul.
November 26, 2012
Nilufer,
I met Robert just a few weeks ago at a work training. Though we only hung out for 2 days, I felt like I had known him for years. We talked for hours about politics, family, how crazy life can be, etc. We showed each other pictures of our kids, joked about how he was married to you and your sisters, and shared our in vitro stories. We had a lot in common. I am so saddened by this. My condolences go out to you and your family.
November 26, 2012
My daughter had the honor of spending this Thanksgiving Holiday with the Koechlin family, as a friend of Raana's. She shared how funny Robert "Bertie" was and how welcome he made her feel. Our thoughts are with you, thank you for opening your home to our daughter she has such wonderful memories of your family.
November 26, 2012
In life there are a few people that can be considered exceptional human beings. You know, those folks that you remark have a heart of gold, that would give the shirt of their back, that are selfless and always thinking of others. Robert was one of those people. He touched so many lives including mine and I'm privileged to have called him one of my closest friends. He will be missed but he will never be forgotten. He was one in a million.
November 26, 2012
To Bobby's family, with my sincerest sympathies.
November 26, 2012
Robert (Bobby) Koechlin was a hero to me.
He was about 14 years older than me, and whereas he left the household for college when I was about 4, we grew as brothers more and more as the years went by.
He was not one for remembering birthdays, calling one back on the phone, etc., but we let that pass, for he was so full of life, inspiration, good vibes and fun when we did finally reach him.
He was an athlete, a financially sound man, a thrill seeker, a coffee / espresso advocate, and an all around great guy. A skiier, biker, traveler ... my brother.
November 26, 2012
Nilufer,
Words cannot say it...the grief we all feel. Learned today about Robert. We just arrived back in CA after a long absence. I cannot express our sorrow; it's taken our breath away. Wish we could comfort you..and his whole family. We have only great memories of your remarkable Robert and wonderful you, and the few moments we shared. He is most likely in a place called "Paradise" and will continue to protect you though you may not 'see' him. You will always feel his spirit, be sure.
Tender Hugs, Pam and Dan Delaney
November 26, 2012
Nilufer and Kiana

No words can express my sympathy for your loss. You both are in my thoughts
November 26, 2012
Bobby was the best brother a girl could ask for. He was so much fun and there was never a dull moment in our house. He is in every happy memory I have growing up and I will miss him more than words can ever say. It is so nice to have his friends share their memories of him. I have far too many to share here but he will always be my Big Borther and I will love him forever.
Mary Koechlin Cammarota
November 26, 2012
I first met Bobby when I moved to California, as both he and I were being "recruited" by Nilufer at the same time (me for Ariba, and he for something much greater). I will always remember what a great person and friend that he was, and am inspired to try to live a better life in his honor. Hope to see you again "upstairs" in the future Bobby.
November 26, 2012
Nilufer, Kiana and family,

So hard to process such a terrible tragedy. I will always remember Bobby's great spirit and contagious positivity. I have great memories of him at family events (particularly grandmom's 80th in Hilton Head and the Walsh wedding in Boulder)!

Wishing you peace and comfort in this hard time. The extended family is thinking of you.
November 26, 2012
Robert I will miss the times that we spent together at your house. You are a great husband, father, and friend.
November 26, 2012
Bob was a close friend in high school and it was a friendship I will always remember. He was a good guy and we always had fun. Whether it was on the football field our senior year or in class or anything outside school... He was someone you could count on to lift you up. My prayers go out to his family and his friends. You will be remembered as one of the few good guys. "Long may you run"
November 26, 2012
Words can't express how sorry we are for your families loss. May God watch over your family and may you find strength in knowing your husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend made a major imprint on the lives he touched. Rest in peace Bobby.

Scott Hahn & family (CCC '85)
November 26, 2012
I can't think of many memories of my senior year that don't include Bobby. He was part of my introduction to History of the World and Saturday Night Live - in one of a gazillion late nights spent at Jane Conley's house with Jim, Andrea, Lea and Suzanne. He was in the bleachers with all of the girls at every freezing cold CCC soccer game all huddled under blankets keeping us warm and cheering along with us. There were dozens of pizzas consumed at Queens Pizza in Dunedin and at Capogna's. He let us gel up his hair and put makeup on him - all without complaint! He was honest and loyal - a true 'good guy'. He had the brightest smile and he could light up a whole room with it. His laugh was contagious and you couldn't help but start laughing along with him. Everyone loved Bobby - he's going to be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family and friends that they may find peace in this time of mourning.
November 26, 2012
Nilufer and daughter you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers So sorry to hear of Bobby passing. He was such a wonderful person. It was great to see him again at the 25th class reunion.
November 26, 2012
Robert was a good friend and neighbor to our family. We were blessed to have been included in his world the last few years. Much loved, may he rest in peace. Tom H, Los Gatos Neighbor.
November 26, 2012
Very sorry to hear about the loss of "Bacardi Bob"...He was a great friend and I spent a lot of time with him when we worked together at Bacardi...I have kept in touch over the years and will always remember him...Thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, daughter, and his family...
November 26, 2012
Some of my favorite memories of Bob were high school senior year Homecoming – we couldn't afford much so Bob and I made our dates dinner at my house - JimBob's Gourmet Country Viddle Inn, complete with floating candles on the pool. Also Homecoming week – it is tradition for the cheerleaders to decorate the houses of all the senior football players during Homecoming Week. Well, Bob and I found out what night they were doing it and which houses all the cheerleaders were sleeping over at, and then, while they were out decorating our houses, Bob and I decorated their houses. I have vivid memories of driving around in my Subaru blowing up balloons until my car was too full to see out of. One Christmas party I remember Bob driving me home and I was so upset, something about a girlfriend I'm sure, when suddenly I punched forward and broke the windshield of Bob's VW Bug. When he got home I was with him as he lied to his dad about how a rock had broken the window when I blurted out “It was me! I did it! I punched the window and it broke!” I couldn't stand to be there and watch Bobby lie for me to his dad (by the way, I mowed their lawn for 2 months to pay that back…). We played football, we wrote skits, we performed rap songs, we helped each other through the awkward transition that is High School and for that I will be forever grateful. Late night's hanging at the Fritzy Freeze or at Jane Conley's house watching Monty Python and Saturday Night Live. Bob was always a good soul and a positive light. We worked hard to make high school a better experience and we succeeded. I am sorry his daughter will not have her most excellent daddy around.
November 26, 2012
Dear Nilufer and beautiful daughter. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I only knew Robert for a few short weeks. I remember him as being kind, witty, and talking lovingly of his family.

Julie Reinhart
November 26, 2012
Bobby was the first person to show me in life that if you put your mind to something you can accomplish it. He was an inspiration and a joy to be around. Rest in peace Bobby. Until we meet again sleep well my friend. May our heavenly Father through His Holy Spirit bring comfort to your family. You are missed!
November 26, 2012
Robert was a great Friend, Husband and Father.Robert and I log over 10,000 miles on our bikes together over the past 10 years. I will miss you but have many memory's of living the outdoor lifestyle together. Here's to our many Downieville hammer fests and Bay area night rides on Skyline !!

Chris Kruss
Truckee
November 26, 2012
Dear Nilufer and beautiful daughter,

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thoughts and prayers. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,
Jeannine Chang (CCC classmate of Bobby 1985)
November 26, 2012
Dear Nilufer and beautiful daughter,

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thoughts and prayers. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,
Jeannine Chang (CCC classmate of Bobby 1985)
November 26, 2012
Dear Nilufer and Dearest daughter,

My Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your dear husband.

Love you Nicole
November 26, 2012
From the bottom of the Jones, Carrillo, Barragan, and Ashby families heart... we are sorry for your loss. Our whole family will never forget that day. John 14:1-4

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”
November 26, 2012
What a wonderful person Robert was, our hearts go out to Nilefer.
Miki, Mia, Macie and Phil
November 26, 2012
So sad for my dear friend Nilufer and their daughter. Robert was a very special person and touched many people.
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