Dear Elizabeth & Family -
O my, nearly a year after Bob's moving on, we have discovered it, thanks to the miracle of Google overcoming our years of failed attempts to locate Bartons.
We have missed Lynn's moving on first and Bob's marriage to you, Elizabeth, as well. The last time "my" Bob came from Greenland & went by Barton's place in Montclair, NJ, he was able to visit with Lynn a bit, missed Bob - it was 1970.
The 2 of them and Bob & I met across the 2nd-floor hall in Bordentown Manor apartments near McGuire AFB.
Bob & Lynn's account of your Bob's home delivery of their #1 chick was hilarious - are there memorial scissors in honor of that? - enhanced by my expecting 1st chick at same time. You all know the story, of course, the OB had assured them they'd have plenty of time so no such thing would happen.
Proximity enhances good friendships. Fortunately excellent memories have survived the loss of contact following a zillion moves.
Many a time we'd hear a vacuum going across the hall, a door would open, & there was Bob working away & grinning at us.
A fine book was Lynn's & my favorite tool :)
Unfortunately my Bob was not an avid cleaner - but the menfolk enjoyed their friendship nonetheless.
"My" Bob & I are blest to have had the 2 of them as such an important part of our early married life, to have been on hand to admire their family, and to carry the good stuff with us as we all moved on (& moved & moved).
If you all gather for Memorial Day, please share a hug from us amongst you all, who will be in our hearts especially this year.
with our Love -
Robert L. (Bob) & Nancy Dunham family,
6414 Indian Path, San Angelo TX 76901
Dear Ellen & Family:
Please accept our condolences in your loss. Bob was a great guy and I truly loved working for him. He was a genuine human being who cared about people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With deepest sympathies,
Angie & Gus Agostinelli
Dear Ellen: Mr. Barton was a tremendous gentleman and executive. He lead Alcoa through incredible growth and success. He was respected by so many around the world. I always loved his laugh and self confidence.
Steve McKenzie San Antonio, Texas
Dear Ellen: Our condolences to you and your family. If it had not been for Bob we never would have had the experience of a lifetime in Europe. He had more creativity than all of us put together.
Dear Ellen & Family - Bob was an early mentor and booster of my career at Alcoa dating back to 1965. I always enjoyed working with and learning from Bob, he put a great team together in Pittsburgh. Lot's of great memories, I was always glad to be part of "his team" and always will be. My condolences to you and the family.
Ellen, Ed and I just learned of your loss. Our kindest thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Ellen, Bob was a great mentor and friend to me. I remember so vividly his laugh and sense of humor. I frequently picture us walking back to the office from the Alcoa building with Bob always veering to the left because of his bowed legs. Something I have always carried with me from Bob was his admonition of "Richie lead, follow or get the hell out of my way". That was Bob.
Please accept my condolences.
Ellen have so many fond memories of Bob. He was one of my early mentors and we enjoyed working together for many years. I also remember you so well from our NY office days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Jim and Janet Meister
Dear Ellen & Family--Our deepest sympathy to you & all your family. We valued our friendship with you & Bob over the years & Bob will be dearly missed. Many great memories of fun together as we always looked forward to being together to share our life experiences. A great friend, A great person! We are confident that he is now at peace with the Lord. Ernie & Doris Wolfe
DEAR ELLEN & FAMILY--YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. BOB WAS A CLOSE FRIEND AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AND WAS WORLD CLASS AT BOTH. WE WILL MISS HIS WARM SMILE AND BOOMING LAUGH.HE WAS A CARING FRIEND IN MY MOMENT OF GRIEF AND FOR THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL.YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
Dear Ellen and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Mr Barton. We know this has been a long and difficult time in your lives. Mr Barton was a wonderful man and it was a joy and pleasure to know him. Knowing he is at peace with our Lord and Savior will bring you some small measure of comfort. We will keep you in our thoughts.