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.