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March 28, 2007
Oh Bobby,
Knew you so long ago and never forgot...
February 16, 2007
My heart is broken to hear this news. I met Bob in the 70s at the Museum Art School in Portland. I have many fond memories of him. He was an energetic, fun, creative, and thoroughly loveable guy. My sincere condolences to his family.
September 21, 2006
Dear Bob,

Your clay animation "Closed Mondays" holds a very dear place in my heart. It takes me back to when I was a little girl and seeing it for the first time on TV. I was mesmerized. You will be missed.
August 28, 2006
Bob, I became familiar with your work long before I knew any animators' names beyond Walt and Chuck. I saw 'Closed Mondays' in 1975, It was one of the first artistic animated shorts I ever saw, and it led me to absorb about fifteen years of anumation festivals and the like. I had seen Closed Mondays maybe eight times before I learned my friend John was your brother, and by then you were already gone.
From what I read here, you had the love of the community around you, as well as Johns' energy, his intelligence, his quick wit and his love.
I would have liked to have known you. It's my loss too.
I'll change this - hereafter I'll pay attention to the artists' name. Yours will be remembered, that's for sure.
August 23, 2006
Dear Bob,

Do I write this to you, whom I never knew, only knew of? Do I send it out into the universe hoping it connects somehow, or put it here in paltry words, so long after you have gone, so that those who loved you know that still, you live in thoughts of one who never touched you, talked to you? I'll do all of these, of course. Through your brother, my good friend and kindred spirit, John, I know all I need to know of you. That you were creative, kind, funny, blazing with talent, with life. I know you were loved, are missed. I know I felt sad when John told me of your passing--though I prefer to call it your release--and that I feel sad never to have known you. And I know, without doubt, that you've changed lives, made differences that you never knew of, and that your loss, somehow, affects all of us.

Love,
Ricki Mandeville

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