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April 26, 2013
It was my privilege to work for Bob Edgar's fifth re-election campaign as an intern with Americans for Democratic Action. He was among the most authentic, ethical and committed individuals whom I have ever encountered, and he enriched the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to have met him. His was a life well-lived. He made a positive difference in every field of endeavor he undertook. He left us too soon. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and countless admirers.
April 26, 2013
I went to High School with Bob and spent some time with him at our 50th reunion just last year. He was an all around good guy in school, athlete and scholar with a friendly disposition. His remarkable career in politics and public leadership posts were a source of pride for all of us from his hometown. God speed Bob Edgar. His life was short but pretty amazing. Not a bad deal.
April 26, 2013
My Dear Friend Merle,
I am so saddened to hear of Bob's passing. I am praying for peace that passes all understanding for each of you. I am so fortunate to have known such a fine gentleman. Love and prayers. Becky
April 26, 2013
I got to know Bob at Lycoming College, and even then, I sensed he was a man with a mission in life. I have been following his career for many years and his contributions to mankind have proved me right! My deepest sympathy to his family.
April 26, 2013
Bob was a kind and loving man who could instantly connect with people as evidenced at my birthday party a few years back. He gave Merle her own personal quilt gallery in his office, sharing her beautiful creativity with the world. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around the Edgar family during their time of grief.
April 25, 2013
Bob Edgar fought for decency. He displayed aspirational leadership in the Seventh District.
To the family- thank you for sharing him and for keeping the home fires burning while he tended to the public good
From a Broomall lifelong fan, Cynthia Gill
April 25, 2013
My condolences to the Edgar family. I worked at the Claremont School of Theology during President Edgar's tenure and remember him as a well-respected and kind leader. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
April 25, 2013
Condolences and sympathy to the family. As the days pass please allow God to comfort you with his words found out Matthew 5:4
April 25, 2013
We offer our sincere sympathies to the Robert Edger family.

We came to know Robert Edger following our move from Evanston, Illinois to Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1979. We worked on each of his campaigns during the ensuing years, and we followed his career after electoral politics. We so admired Bob's dedication to serving the public good in all his capacities of politics, church and public interest organizations. The world is richer for his life's contributions, and we are very saddened he has left his earthly grace too soon.

Sincerely,

Mark & Kenda Lundgren
3900 Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60613
April 25, 2013
Dear Merle, I am deeply shocked and saddened by Bob's untimely death. Please know that Rachel's and my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this most difficult time. Bob found so many effective ways to do God's work in both the secular and religious worlds and I have consciously tried to emulate him in the decades since I worked with him on Capitol Hill from 1977 - 1982. During that period when Bob served first as a founding Member and then as Democratic Co-Chairman of the bi-partisan Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition, he showed us all how to get the people's work done starting with high quality, non-partisan policy research followed by patient consensus-building across the political aisle and with often-contentious constituencies outside the Beltway. He was a vitally important mentor to me and countless other staff and Members - helping us all internalize and stay true down the years to a powerful moral compass. He has been and continues to be a huge inspiration to me and, I fervently hope, to us all. - Tom Cochran, Former Executive Director and Former Board Chair, Northeast-Midwest Institute

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