Dee, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
It was always a pleasure see Bob at Oaks Hardware or Starbucks and visit about our early years at KXTV and the staff we worked with. Condolences to Bob's family.
Jack Schafer, Art Dept 1964-1969
When Bob was created, the "mold was truly broken." His interest in people and facts was thoroughly genuine because he was truly curious and thrilled to learn from others and their experiences. And I loved to hear his stories and how they connected with more people and their stories. I am so glad our political communications paths crossed in Sacramento. A gentleman to everyone and a good friend to many, he will be missed.
We will truly miss Bob. He was such a strong part of our family. He always came for all family functions, never forgot a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dee and the rest of the family. May God bless and comfort all of you during this sorrowful time.
Bob was a good friend and co-worker at KXTV. He will be greatly missed.
Bob was a great friend and coworker when I started in broadcasting at KXTV 10, and a good softball player on our team...Bob second from left standing up, and myself, Rich Ibarra, just below him kneeling.
I am so thankful to have known Bob and have had him as a friend in my life.
He was the best listener of anyone I have ever met. Bob didn't just listen to understand the words or meaning, Bob listened to understand you better. And with that, there was no judgment. He was genuinely curious and focused on you, which is what I believe brought him so much success and adventure in his life. A lot of people work on learning how to do that, some fake it and Bob was the real deal.
He made me laugh, he made me think and he made me take myself more seriously. He often took my opinion in more thoughtfully that I did. He made me feel as if what I thought mattered. His interest and questions, in the most subtle way, would ask me to own my comments and take a stand in what I believe or expose the gaps. He was a true coach and teacher.
Knowing Bob made me a better person.
I am grateful and honored to have been his friend.