like a grandfather to our kids. enjoyed many an award show with this Broadway/TV/Movie buff. will miss him.
Bob was my first boss at The Herald when I was a sportswriter, 1972-1975. He was remarkably
dedicated, hardworking and conscientious. Bob treated me with great respect and fairness and allowed me to write a weekly column and to cover everything from Little League Baseball to the U.S. Open and three World Series and everything in between. Bob helped start me on a journalism career that ran for 27 years.
One hell of a guy,, always happy.. what we all should have acted like...
I covered high school sports for Bob as a stringer in the 1970's. After an exciting Friday night game, I would burst into the Herald's basement office at Jefferson and Pacific, brimming with enthusiasm and ready to write the game story of the century. Bob would listen to my verbal report while editing wire copy and reply calmly, "We're tight, two takes." He directed me to be complete yet concise in two pages because my game report was only one of the full Peninsula schedule he would include for the Saturday or Monday edition. He gave all the high schools and MPC full coverage, to the point of including game stats and JV scores. Bob was fair and complete in his dedication to local sports coverage. I groused at him then, but appreciate him now.
My heart goes out to Robert's family. Please find comfort in Eccl 9:5 where we read that our loved ones who have died are peacefully asleep.
Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Many years ago, spent many delightful hours at Bob's beach house. Bob was an avid bridge player and was a formidable opponent. I shall remember all the great times.