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March 05, 2018
Bob was a national leader in his field, respected by all of us. For those of us lucky enough to have Bob teach us, and make us laugh, and make us enjoy our jobs more than we otherwise would have, we also know what a dedicated father and husband he was, and what a dedicated servant he was in his church community, what a great friend he was to so many, and how his talents for poetry, writing, music and humor had no bounds.
February 27, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to the Killoren family. Bob and i were good friends at Holy Cross and fellow St. Louisans. We were regularly together at the seminary and visited when we were here in town. Besides being a great athlete, he was in many organizations including choir. We used to sit and sing "Moon River" while he played the piano. One of my favorite memories was the Freshman-Sophomore game mentioned by Phil - I dropped a sure touchdown pass from Bob who was our quarterback - and after not seeing him for 20 years, we met for lunch one day and the first thing he said was "you dropped the ball!" Of course with that classic big smile on his face. Bob and I continued to see each other regularly through the years, we were both in grants and contracts administration and later technology transfer at research universities. We attended national meetings together and he lead grant administration at the national level. My prayers go out for one of the great guys of our time. D
February 17, 2018

philip terrence
5 days ago
Hello, my name is Philip Terrence and Bob and I attended Holy Cross Seminary in Notre Dame, IN from 1964 to 1966...that's freshman and sophomore years of high school. Bob made it longer than me, but that's another story.
I look back at those years with such fondness because it absolutely was not your typical HS experience. We all lived, ate, worked, played, prayed and laughed together every day, and as a result, we knew each other really well.
So let me tell you about Bob:
He was a brilliant bundle of happy and positive energy. He had an incredible sense of right and wrong- he would have made a wonderful judge. He was:
Class President, Debater and star athlete who was always inclusive in whatever he did.... you can ask anyone who was there! He left quite an impression on everyone.
My personal favorite memory of young Bob was the big football game between the freshman (us) and sophomore class. Bob was (of course)
our quarterback and even after all these years, I can still see that pass of his floating my way for what turned out to be the winning TD.
When I met Bob, he played piano- that's right- no guitar! BUT he learned it
because HCS had hootenannys - and he loved the concept, and was great at it!
I hadn't seen Bob since I left in 1966, but when I tracked him down 50
years later to enlist his help to find our other classmates he, as always, dove right in. We had the reunion in 2014 and it was awesome! ...It was so great to see him and everyone else. The highlight was Bob playing guitar!
I'm so happy to have known Bob and I treasure his memory and always will.
February 14, 2018
Dear Killoren Family - Please accept my deepest sympathies. Bob was a good friend of mine from high school days (Holy Cross). We had not kept up much since then, but I always remembered his intelligence and wit. I hope you will take some comfort in the regard with which he was held.
February 14, 2018
Dear Pat and all,
Bob's death has hit me hard! He was a GOOD man, husband and father, researcher and deacon. We go back 50 years and even though we were not in frequent contact, I am convinced we were kindred spirits. I hope your own good memories will support you as you mourn his passing.
February 09, 2018
Dear Patty and family,
Bob was a trusted leader and an inspiration to research administrators. He has already long been missed by many of us at Penn State. We join you in your sadness.
Sincerely,
Lorraine Mulfinger
February 08, 2018
Dear Pat and family,
I met Bob at Ascension 5 PM Mass. He always greeted me with a warm smile and firm handshake. I was blessed to meet him and looked forward to knowing him better. He is gone too soon, but gone to a much greater reward.
May God bless you and watch over you!
February 08, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. A true gentleman through and through. I enjoyed working with him at Penn State.
February 08, 2018
Dear Patty and family,
I am so saddened with your loss but know that you have passed on one of God's special souls to Him. All who ever came in even brief contact with Bob knew his love and compassion extended to everyone, those he met and those he had yet to meet. I felt especially blessed for him to have shared a unique experience with me at Good Shepherd and occasionally had reason to touch base after he moved on.
I know how much his family meant to him and am sure he will never be totally removed from your midst. We are so fortunate to know we will all see him again in his new glorious home, and look forward to hearing some wonderful new songs he is composing! My heart and prayers are with you all.
In Christ's love
February 07, 2018
We were shocked by the news. Connie and I will miss seeing him walking the dog. He would always have a smile and say hello. Our thoughts are with you

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