Robert Hayes
The Man With the Surfboard
Robert Hayes sported a year-round tan because almost everywhere he went, he also sported his surfboard. It did not matter whether he was headed for business or pleasure.

In fact, his wife, Debbie Hayes, said it was not uncommon to see him walking through Logan International Airport in Boston in a business suit with a briefcase in one hand and his black-and-white surfboard in the other.

"It was kind of funny to see him," she remembered.

It was at Logan Airport that she saw him for the first time, actually, although she did not think he was so much funny-looking as cute, she said.

It was 1989 and he had missed his flight. She was the Trans World Airlines customer service agent who had the pleasure of re- booking him. She said that after he returned from his trip, he began to call her at the ticket counter — and it had nothing to do with air travel.

Twelve years and two children later (Robbie is 4 years old and Ryan is 8 months), Mr. Hayes, who was 37 and lived in Amesbury, Mass., devoted his time to his family, his work in sales at Netstal Machinery, a maker of compact disks, and, of course, surfing.

He walked through Logan Airport for the last time on the morning of Sept. 11, headed to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 for a business meeting.
Published by Wicked Local Cape Cod on Sep. 13, 2001.
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Dear Bob,

It’s Liz. Hope you’re doing well up there in Heaven. I thought of you and your family all day on the 11th as always and just wanted to stop by and say how much you are missed and loved. Thanks for watching over everyone. I will write to you again next year.

Love,
Liz

Ps: sorry for being a little late with writing this!
Liz Warren
Friend
September 15, 2021
We think of Bob often, not just on this day (9/11). But it's hard to believe he's been gone for 20 years. We think of you Debbie and the boys and wonder how you're doing. Please get in touch with us and let us know how you're doing. We still live in Missouri.
Natalie Morris
Friend
September 11, 2021
Thinking fondly of you, ^Bob^ and remembering you and yours in my prayers every time this date approaches. Sending love I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. Another blue sky too. Please send signs to those who need them, okay?
Love,
Becky
Becky Warren
Friend
September 11, 2021
Met you several yrs ago Debbie at parking lot Alliance Park. I was fixing Flags around Bob's Bench returning to my car you introduced yourself , I was so taken by the intro , never forget , I'll be around the Park 9/11 , is there a particular time planned for Bob,s Day , anyway I'll be passing by and I personally get so much Peace and Quiet time at the Park and any chance I get when I see new visitors I make a point to direct them to the Bench and the Blessed mssg from You guys Never Forget RIP Bobby

Bob Mcinnis
Acquaintance
September 9, 2021
Still in my prayers Rob, “Rolo” MSMS.
December 30, 2020
It’s difficult to believe that it’s been nineteen years... I will continue to be inspired by Bob’s spirit.

He will live in my memories and never be forgotten.
Christopher Navratil
Friend
September 12, 2020
Thinking about you and all who love you, Bob, especially Debbie and your boys! Time changes things a bit, but you are never forgotten. Always in my heart. You are all in my prayers, Bob! Rest In Peace. Love you!
Becky Warren
Friend
September 11, 2020
I met Debbie a few years ago , was cleaning around your Bench and finished up , back to my car and the Lady parked next to me gestured to me roll down the window , asked me if I knew you , said no but your Bench is part of my Spiritual Meditation Program I Practice at Alliance Park , I get it ALL SQUARED AWAY There , You know me Im sure , 15 yrs or so , Watching the "101 Airborne and the Marines KICKING BUTT 2006 , Afghanistan , on Military Channel , Thinking of you , GOD BLESS ,, Your Loving Wife introduced Herself and Smiled with a lil Tear I could barely make out and thanked me for caring about Your Bench , It,ll always be My Honor ,
Bob McInnis
November 4, 2019
So sorry you passed away on board Flt. 11. Rest on, brother....
September 17, 2019
Hi Robert, I didn't know you and you didn't know me. Every year on 9/11 I come to this site to pay tribute and send prayers for two people. You won't be forgotten. I live in Canada but share your love for the ocean...I am probably the same age as your boys now. Godspeed.
Molly Frankel
September 13, 2019
Hello! My husband and I used to live in Amesbury and moved several years ago. We visit several times during the summer and love that little park. We always make sure to pay our respects to Bob Hayes although we didn't know him or his family. RIP
Jen Patch
September 11, 2019
Hello Bob, my friend!

How have 18 years come and gone since that morning?? It seems unbelievable. I think I may have had a sign from you at 8:11 AM this morning, and if it was you, thank you for saying hello I was thinking about you last night and the pieces seem to fit, so Id like to think it was you stopping by for a quick greeting.

Over the summer, my mom and I had occasion to run into Lynn and Lisa, and got reacquainted with how everyone is doing. It sounds as though your boys are doing well, and Debbie too, for which I am happy and glad. Please know that I think about you often and every year on this date especially, but that you are never far from my heart, my mind, or my prayers, especially when I look up into the sky on beautiful days.

I miss you. I love you. I will not forget you. Praying for your family as always!

Until we meet again,
Becky
Becky Warren
Friend
September 11, 2019
Another year has past, the memories are still so vivid and you are in our thoughts...
Christopher Navratil
Friend
September 11, 2019
Robert Hayes you worked with my Husband Richard Snyder at Nestal/Optima. We think about you often. Although I only met you & your beautiful family a handful of times during company outings you & your wife left a big impression on me. May you rest in peace. Godspeed
Deb Snyder
September 10, 2019
My name is Isabelle and I am a sophomore. My class has been studying 9/11 and decided to research about Robert Hayes. I am sorry about your familys loss and will be praying for your family.
Isabelle
August 30, 2019
Sending our thoughts of sincere condolence to your family. There aren't any words to remove the pain of this tragic day. Daily may God continue to give the needed help. Bob is still sadly missed by others. Finally may the time come when these acts of violence will end forever.
The Kindred Family
December 22, 2018
Hi Bob,
17 years. Wow. So much has changed, but when the state comes around, are usually feel just about the same way and I want to keep doing the same things Listening to songs that remind me, that force me to remember, because I never want to forget these feelings.In looking at photos and tributes today, I received goosebumps And that felt good. It is a reminder that we all need from time to time. I want you to know that I think of you more often than you realize and I love your whole family. I think of you every year and many times in between! I love you and your family and I have been thinking about you and praying for all of you. You are forever etched in my heart. I love you and I will never forget. Never. May you rest in peace.
Becky Warren
September 11, 2018
After all these years, I still miss my friend. I will always cherish the memories and be grateful for the time I spent with Bob. A truly brilliant colleague and friend. Most importantly, he was a loving husband and father.
Christopher Navratil
September 11, 2018
In my thoughts
Bob Nicholas
September 11, 2018
Hello, my friend!

Thinking of you today, and in the weeks and days around this date each year. This morning, I got an e-mail from my relatives, who now live near Tampa. They were - initially - in danger of losing their home - or worse - due to Hurricane Irma. These same two loved ones would have almost certainly been in the midst of the 9/11/01 chaos, if not for atypical circumstances. So, today, 16 years later, when I heard from my uncle and heard that they didn't even *lose power*, my first thought was a grateful "Thank you, God. Thank you, Bob." I just feel like you may have played a role in watching over them and their circumstances this weekend - so I gratefully wanted to express that and to say "Thank you!"

It was another cool and beautiful day today. I'm thinking of you with love - you and Debbie, Robby and Ryan, and I can imagine you must be very proud of each.

Keeping you close in my mind, my hearts, and thoughts always. I will never forget.

Love you, Bob!

Becky Warren
[email protected]
Becky Warren
September 11, 2017
Im sorry for your loss i know it must be a hard time but he will always be in your heart and memories.
September 11, 2017
Another year has past my old friend. Still think of you offen and hoping your family is healthy and happy.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16
Chris Navratil
September 11, 2017
To the Hayes family,
I did not know Bob or the family,but read about him today on the 9/11 legacy page. It is so sad that the family lost a husband and father because of a senseless act of terrorism. May the God of comfort strengthen you with the promise that you can be together again.
(John 5:28,28)
October 14, 2016
Always in my thoughts and prayers
susan oleary
September 13, 2016
On 9/11 when I saw this flag outside the local Army Barricks store I tried to concentrate on saying a silent prayer to remember my friend ^Robert Jay Hayes^ and all of the other innocent lives that were lost on (09/11/01) Debbie, Ryan and Robby still reman in my heart and prayers too, ^Bob.^
Love,
Liz
Liz Warren
September 13, 2016
Today when I saw this flag outside the local Army Barricks store I tried to concentrate on saying a silent prayer to remember my friend ^Robert Jay Hayes^ and all of the other innocent lives that were lost on (09/11/01) Debbie, Ryan and Robby still reman in my heart and prayers too, ^Bob.^ (Sorry, my message is 2 days late.)
Liz Warren
September 13, 2016
Liz Warren
September 12, 2016
9/11/2016

Hi Bob,

15 years and I still get so emotional. I'm still so sorry, but I am so grateful for having known you and being able to remember you with fondness. My heart, my thoughts, and my prayers remain with you and your family always - but especially on days like today. I love you. God Bless you and yours, Debbie and the boys, and I can promise you - I will NEVER FORGET. These colors don't run!

Fly High, my friend, until we see you again...

Love & Prayers,
Becky
Becky Warren
September 11, 2016
Thinking of you dear friend. I hope your family is doing well. I still miss you after all these years... I realize more clearly now for some reason the great influence you bestowed upon me. Thank you for that.
Chris Navratil
September 11, 2016
Hi Bob,

Though I did not post (here) yesterday, I was thinking about you and your family all day. I did some of the things I typically do on September 11ths, and thought of you and so very many others with love and compassion. I miss you. I am still truly sorry and deeply moved every time the date nears. My heart and prayers remain with you all, and always will. Love you. I'm so thankful for having known you.

God Bless,
Love,
Becky Warren
([email protected])
Becky Warren
September 12, 2015
Dear ^Bob^ and family, Yesterday marked 14 years since the events of (09/11/01) and I still pray and think of every day/year. Last night I sent a balloon up to Heaven in your loving memorory, ^Bob.^ It was from myself, Liz and Becky. We love and miss you, Rest in Peace.
Liz Warren
September 12, 2015
I think of you often Rob but in the days leading up to today you and your family have been at the forefront of my thoughts. I know that you are watching over your family and hearing their prayers to you. Your spirit lives on Rob. All of the people you came on contact with rejoice in having the honor to have known you. May GOD Bless and hold you for all eternity Rob. Peace be with your Spirit.
Scott Little
September 11, 2015
Bob, I've been thinking of you often lately, especially with your oldest son entering college. You must be proud of the fine young men your boys have become -- a beautiful living legacy. We are carrying you in our hearts today and always.
Rob Gough
September 11, 2015
I can't believe it has been fourteen years. You remain in my memories and will never be forgotten. I was in Nafels Switzerland this past spring and walked by the old apartment building. Not much has changed and the views of the mountains were even more beautiful than I remembered. I miss you old friend.
Chris Navratil
September 11, 2015
Thinking of Robert's friends and family today as I say a prayer that they will still be comforted and encouraged in some way by the thousands of people who honor his memory. Much love from Texas
Del Newberry
June 5, 2015
I had the pleasure of knowing Rob on a professional level. I took a few business trips with him to look at CD equipment in Canada. He was the consummate professional and a true gentle man. Those of us who knew Rob on a professional or personal level truly lost a friend.
Jim Myrtle
September 11, 2014
bella beltz
September 11, 2014
Another year has passed and yet it seems as though my memories of you are more vivid than ever. I can still remember when you bought that offshore boat with the twin engines down in Florida. We sure spent a lot of time fixing things on it, but you truly loved being out on the water with it. I feel so much loneliness in my life, but memories of our friendship comfort me.

My warm wishes for health and happiness to Bob's family.
Chris Navratil
September 11, 2014
Family of Robert Hayes, I never had the priviledge of meeting him. But it seem like he was a nice guy, and warm family man. Continue to hold on to those precious memories of him. Our love ones will rise again.
Joyce
January 23, 2014
My mom and dad talk about you a lot. Glad we got to meet you
Devon, Trevor and Pete Harris
September 11, 2013
Thinking of you today Rob and all the great times we had. Really really miss you.
Peter & Jane Harris
September 11, 2013
Dear ^Bob,^

I love & miss you 12 years later. I keep your family members in my prayers as well.

Love,
Liz
Liz Warren
September 11, 2013
M.A.
September 11, 2013
Hi Bob,

It's 8:51 PM on 9/11/13 and, as is the case every year, I feel compelled to write to you. I've been thinking of you and Debbie and your boys a lot in recent days - especially last night and today.

I miss you and I love you and I will never EVER forget you. I found some solace after turning on music from Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" this morning. After that I felt like I saw more 'signs' and reminders of you and all the other innocent people - in the form of flags and "9-11-01"s and "We will never forget"s on the backs of tankers and trucks today. With every flag and half staff that I saw, and when I saw a posing from a high school friend who lives in Amesbury, I thought of you, and also of my Uncle Mark, an NYPD Detective who, I'm so thankful for, happened to be on vacation at the time of the attacks.

Anyhow, I am sorry to ramble. You are on my mind and in my prayers, along with so many others. Smile down on us, and on your family if you can.

We love you and we remember you. God Bless you ^Bob^, you are a truly special angel.

Love,
Becky
[email protected]
Becky Warren
September 11, 2013
Remembering Bob, our friend from Netstal in Switzerland and Massachusetts.
Kristin (Stoehr) Pereira
September 11, 2013
I just boarded a flight and I can feel your spirit with me old friend.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Psalm 23:4
Chris Navratil
September 11, 2013
Rest in peace old friend
September 10, 2013
Bob, Myself and the great citizens of Burlington won't allow you to ever be forgotten
Jon Donovan
September 12, 2012
Bob,
It has been many years since our days together at Netstal. It has taken me a long time to write this note. I miss you so much and your friendship was dear to me. Think of you often and how fortunate I was to have you in my life. My sincere best wishes to your family in this difficult time. Peace.
Chris Navratil
September 11, 2012
9/11/2012 @ 8:39 AM

Good morning ^Bob^,

It's nearly that time...
This day will never pass without you in my thoughts. Liz and I both send our love and prayers to you in Heaven, and our prayers and continuing support to your family.

You are loved and missed every day - not just on this calendar date - I'm so thankful and grateful to know you.

Love, and Rest In Peace,
Becky and Liz Warren
Becky and Liz Warren
September 11, 2012
Bob, I will always love you and miss you forever!
We will be together again someday.
love,Deb
Deb Hayes
July 28, 2012
Bless you
April 24, 2012
Although I never knew him he sounds like a great family man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rebecca Muller
February 11, 2012
Bob,

We remember. We will never forget. We miss you.

The NH surf crew
Steve O'Hara
September 11, 2011
Dearest Bob,

You have had wings for 10 years now. It's hard to believe that you were taken that fateful day and although you may not have been physically wearing a uniform, you, along with my buddy Dylan, represent a true hero to me. Thank you for continuing to wear the Badge of Courage. I love you dearly and continue to say prayers for you and your sweet family. As one of your friends said before, "We got him Bob, we got him!"

You will never be forgotten... a strong Man in Life, a beloved Angel in Heaven...

Warmly,
Liz Warren
Liz Warren
September 11, 2011
To the family and friends of Robert Hayes:
Robert will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
September 11, 2011
11:19 AM EST | 9/11/11

Good morning ^Bob^,

I read in the Tri-Town that Debbie, Robby, and Ryan were going to be in New York City for the first time today, and that gives me some comfort and peace. I'm glad they could be there with you.

Please know that 10 (amazingly!) years later I have not - and will not - forget YOU or the day. I'm wearing a flag-emblazoned shirt today, as well as a flag pin of the USA today, and I even have a flag as part of my PATRIOTS earrings, on.

I'm thinking of you often and fondly and I always will.

Debbie, Robby, Ryan, Lynn, Jerry, et al., I am here if you should need ANYTHING. My heart, my thoughts, my prayers are with you ever still.

WE WILL *NOT* FORGET!!

Love,
Becky Warren
([email protected])
Becky Warren
September 11, 2011
Rob it has been ten years but not a day goes by that your friends do not think about you. I remember all the trips to the cape surfing, racing around in the corvettes and our trip to Miami to buy your first boat. I am proud to have known you and had you as a friend. We will always miss you!
James Kenny
September 11, 2011
We miss you so much, Bob. You are in our heart and our thoughts always.
Lisa and Rob Gough
September 10, 2011
I live in Amesbury near the park that has your memorial bench. I often sit on that bench with my dog and look out at the Merrimac....You're not forgotten.
Murphy
May 20, 2011

Robert, may your soul rest in peace and may the light shine upon you forever! You were way to young to die! Your life ended because of the terrible terrorist attach!!! To many lifes were taken including yours. Your are in are in Heaven with Angels now.
Janina
May 3, 2011
They got him Bob! May you rest in peace my friend!

Paul
Paul Hebert
May 2, 2011
May you soul rest in peace.
J
March 30, 2011
May you RIP.
March 28, 2011
God Bless you and your family.
Dan Castorina
December 7, 2010
Thinking of you Bob, my thoughts to all of the Hayes family......
Pam Gillis
September 12, 2010
Debbie, Every year I stop by the memorial on Main Street and sadness will always be in me for you and your sons, Love and prayers to all of you
Mary Gilroy
September 11, 2010
Good evening ^Bob^,

It's taken most of this day for me to get here, but I am not about to let this date pass without leaving you a note.

I want you to know that, nine years later (HOW is it that so much time has moved by?!?) I am still thinking about you, Debbie, and your boys, who must be getting so big now... (14 & 9, right? Unbelievable.)

You have been on my mind, in my heart, and in my prayers lately, and you remain there now and in the future as well.

I'll be in Amesbury for a cancer fundraising event tomorrow, so you know I will feel you close by then, as I did today. I love you and care about you and I always will. I promise to ALL of you, Bob, Debbie, Robby, and Ryan, that I WILL NEVER FORGET.

God Bless You and may you all have Peace.

Love you, Always,
Becky Warren
(@10:47 PM EST on 9/11/2010)
Becky Warren
September 11, 2010
Dear Debbie and Family,

All of you are being thought of constantly, but most especially on this difficult day. I want you to know that you're loved, remembered, and important to me and all who know you. Even though it's nine years, I firmly believe that ^Bob^ and all the other innocent victims who perished that day are watching over you and keeping you safe. As I was watching TV and watching our Flag fly proudly, I couldn't help but get goosebumps and feel blessed having known ^Bob^.

With love, friendship, and sympathy,
Liz
Liz Warren
September 11, 2010

Debbie,
I often wonder how you and the boys are doing. We met years back at Swift Office Services in Amesbury when I had made photo copies for you and realized who you were. Remembering back to this day, I had lost contact with my husband in NY on 9/11 when he was only a couple streets away from the World Trade Center. He was relaying the events to me via telephone to Npt, not knowing or quite understanding what was going on. We lost touch with each other for about seven hours but everything turned out ok with us. I know the feeling I had, but can only imagine your feelings. I still cry on this day 9/11, still think of those lost, still wonder how you are doing. I can’t imagine the boys being so grown up. I remember going to the quilt display in Boston and winning two homemade quilts - giving one of them to you for your boys for comfort; keeping one myself. I never knew Bob, but saw him through your eyes and the many pictures and articles you showed me. I think of you both on Mothers Day and on Fathers Day; even on Easter as we read his bench at sunrise service along the river. I hope you are doing well. Much love to you and your boys. Bev
Bev Phillips
September 11, 2010
I am sorry to hear about this man's life cut so short. I was looking for relatives of Gloria E. Hayes who was born around 1920 and lived in Amesbury at one point. She is my grandmother is anyone can tell me about her. I am nor sure if Robert was related to her, and forgive me for posting this here if not. [email protected]
May 20, 2010
Janina
April 11, 2010
Robert - I did not know you, but a very good friend of mine was also on that flight. She was flight attendant Karen Martin. I am just looking through this website of the people that were on flight 11 w/Karen and I came across your picture. I am positive that Karen would of had some type of contact with you on that flight. Although she was in first class either you heard her laugh or see spotted you. Not sure why I am having this feeling, but I am. And I am even more sure that you have also met her after!
December 26, 2009
Debbie- You don't know me but I was friends with Pam in high school also known as little Pam. I am now back in Burlington with my family raising little ones and think of the Hayes family often. They are great people and one thing I can remember is always having fun with them. My heart goes out to you and everyone involved. Pam, miss you and think of you often. Bob was a blessing to you all. Little Pam
Pam Gillis
October 30, 2009
Debbie,

Our paths had crossed on a few occasions before your wedding, and I recall how full of life, positive, and hard-working you both were. My wife and I crossed paths with you again at your home, where you shared pictures of a perfect wedding day, and we enjoyed a slice of life with your new family. I know how honorable Bob was, for I had seen first hand where he had made a promise to a friend and fought to keep that promise at a cost, when it would have been easier to cut his losses. I can assure you these memories will not be forgotten. Time has not faded the person or generosity shared, and I still reflect every time I pass through your hometown. I was honored to have met you both and your family. My heart goes out to you all.
Joe and Dottie Moretti
September 18, 2009
I always had such a crush on Robbie growing up. I was sick when I heard he was on that plane. I think about you and your family all the time...still...8 years later. God Bless.
Kelly Elliott Giaquinto
September 12, 2009
Still missing you 8 years later! Did you like the blue balloon, Becky and I sent up?

Love always,
Liz Warren
Liz Warren
September 11, 2009
I grew up surfing w/ Bob in the 80's when there were less than 50 surfers on the NH seacoast and everyone new each other. Bob's favorite place to surf was the North side of Boar's Head in Hampton and mine also. I could always count on Bob being there when the surf was good.
Bob settled down to raise a family in the mid 90's and I didn't see Bob for quite some years. But Bob returned around 2000 surf stoked and glowing from the love of family life. Something I didn't know about at the time, but I do now.
Bob was a great father,husband,and friend. Miss ya buddy. Debbie swing by the shop would love to see you and the kids..
Steve O'Hara
September 11, 2009
Bob not much to say but I know, knowing you in my youth made a better person today. I remember dirt bike riding around the Burlington res for hours on end. Its amazing how time slips on by hoping tomorrow will be easier than the day before. I will always be thankful of our friendship and give my word that I and all those around me will never forget the horror that filled the skies and unfolded right before the eyes of not just the Nation but the entire civilized World. God Bless to loving Family you left behind
Scottie Soldan
Scott Soldan
September 11, 2009
Hi Debbie and Kids: We've never met, but I graduated with Bobby in 1981- my name then was Lisa Gaudet. Bobby was good friends with Manny Caido and we all hung out together in those days. I remember Bob's big smile and curly blonde hair and always knew he'd go far. I found out about his death when I was at the pediatrian with my son and someone at the office was a close friend of Bobby's and she told me the tragic news.

I'm a single mother now - and have been since my son was 4 months old. It's the toughest job in the world, made tougher when its not of your choosing (or mine). I'm so, so sorry for your loss and what you must feel every day. I hope that God brings you peace and that your children remain in His loving care. Know that you will meet Bobby in heaven and you'll be reunited forever.

I pray for your strength and courage, and that your children grow strong and carry their Dad's memory and love of life with them.

In Christs love and peace

Lisa Gaudet Kilpatrick
Lisa Kilpatrick
September 11, 2009
September 11, 2009

Dearest Bob,

I've been thinking so much of you, Debbie, Robby, and Ryan. You remain in my thoughts and prayers and I will NEVER forget!! I can't believe it's been 8 years... a lifetime away, yet like yesterday. I love you and Liz, Mom, and my family hold you and your loved ones in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

I pray that you are at peace, my friend. I love you. If your family is reading this, if they need anything, please know that I am here for you all. Sending you love, hugs, sincerest condolences, and comforting prayers.

God Bless America!!

Love & Prayers,
Becky Warren
([email protected])
Becky Warren
September 11, 2009
Bob and I were part of a tight group of Americans working for Netstal AG in Naefels, Switzerland in 1988. I remember Bob as tons of fun, smart, and always looking for an adventure. I also remember when he started talking about meeting the beautiful girl he was going to marry, and eventually did. To your family, please know that Bob is still in our memories. God bless.
Kristin (Stoehr) Pereira
September 11, 2008
Dear Bob,

It is 6:39 PM, EST, on Wednesday, September 10th as I write this. I think of you, and of Robby, Ryan, and Debbie often, and you have particularly been in my thoughts and prayers in the past few days.

I love you and I miss you. I am writing tonight because I may not have a chance to do so tomorrow - I am volunteering at a work-related golf outing in Plymouth, MA, and it will be a lengthy day.

I will, most assuredly, be thinking of you as I always do - especially around this time. I love you. Again, I am so sorry that this happened, but you are a hero to me and I get a mixture of chills and great pride every September 11th, and when I think of you.

I am so proud and blessed to know you.
May you and all of the innocent who were lost Rest In Peace, and know that I WILL NEVER FORGET!!!

Debbie, Robby, Ryan, and family, I love you. If you need me in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am here for all of you.

Liz and I love you, ^Bob^!
Always alive in our hearts and memories...
Your Friend,
Becky Warren
Lynn, MA
[email protected]
Becky Warren
September 10, 2008
Dear Rob,

I know you dont know me, because im just a school student, but you have my simpathy. I feel
as horrible as everyone else did on that day........ well, goodbye. i never got a chance to know you, but solong, i wish you luck in heven.

Signed,
Robert Glenn
Barboe
robert barboe
September 9, 2008
Debbie,
We think of you often, once neighbors on Main St. My last memories of Bob is the two of you walking by the house pushing the baby carriage. Saw the neighborhood recently, you have done a fantastic job on the house. Wish you all the best.
Dave & Jean Terry
April 25, 2008
I love you, Bob.

I'm transcribing a speech from 9/11/07 when an employee here at work was honored with a civilian bravery award. Hearing the names of Flight 11's crew, I'm also thinking hard about you.

You are a brave hero, Bob. I love you. Thinking often of you, Debbie, and your boys...

Love, Forever,
Becky Warren
Becky Warren
November 15, 2007
Deb,
Always remember that you and the boys have an Angel watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
Love, Judy
Judy Foley
September 11, 2007
Bob,

I hope you know that even 6 years later, your heroic spirit lives within me & that of your lovely family!

Peace,

Liz
Liz Warren
September 11, 2007
Dear Bob,

As I sit here and type to you from work, (just before 10:00 AM) I can't believe it's been six years. I love you and I miss you and want you to know that you, Debbie, Robbie, Ryan, and all of your loved ones are ever in my heart, thoughts and prayers. You are a hero to me.

We recently went to Ground Zero for the first time while on vacation in New York, and it was a powerful, moving experience. Almost surreal. If you can understand it, I felt sad, proud, and somehow honored to be at such a place. To see your name there brought out much emotion, and just reminded me again how much I love, respect, and miss you. God Bless You Bob, Rest In Peace...

Love, Always,
Becky Warren

[email protected]
Becky Warren
September 11, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
June 6, 2007
I met bob while working at Eva-Tone. I managed the cd maufacturing department. and I instantly liked him. We ran netstal equiptment. And he was very helpful in the development of our department. The last time I saw him was at Replatec in Miami. I was sitting pool side and it was windy having a drink with Paul Herbert, and here comes Robert with his surf board wanting to catch some waves on South Beach. To this day I still have his buisness card in my wallet. He was a great man and I miss him greatly.
His friend in Florida, William Russell.
william Russell
May 30, 2007
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
Kristine
November 1, 2006
Dear Bob,

As I sit here writing to you it is 10:17 AM, EST. I can't believe it has been five years. It seems so much longer and yet, how has time moved so quickly?

I just want you to know that I have not forgotten about you or your beautiful family, and I never will. I love you and, though I wish I could bring you back, I am so proud to have you as an Angel watching over me. I have to believe that God has a reason... You are, in my eyes, a courageous Hero, and one that I will always keep close to my heart. I am so proud to have known you and I will continue to keep Debbie, Robby, Ryan, and all of your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless You, Bob. I love you. Thank you. Please, Rest In Peace...

Love, Your Friend,
Becky Warren
Becky Warren
September 11, 2006
September 11, 2006
Nick Forte
February 21, 2006
I worked for a company which was a part of Netstal here in Maine. I had the opportunity to meet Bob a couple of times. I left that job back in 1998. On September 10, 2004 on the eve of the third anniversary, I ran into someone who I worked with at that job. It wasn’t until then that I learned that Bob was on the first plan that hit the towers. I only meet Bob a couple of time, but it hit me hard. I don’t know if it was the timing it being the day before the anniversary or what. It made me realize how what happened is still rippling through this country. It also hit me how many people this did affect. I wonder how many other people are just finding out that they personal knew someone that was killed.

I would like to send my prayers and condolences to the Hayes family
Ruth Murphy
September 11, 2004
Bob, Debbie, Ryan, and Robby,

I love you all so much. Three years later I still ache for all of you. I am so sorry. If there was ANYTHING I could do, please be assured that I would! I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers---there, Bob, you are not far away... I love you.

Love,
Becky Warren
Becky Warren
September 11, 2004
Debbie:

As you already know, I had the privilege of working with Bob at Netstal from 1995 to 1998. In fact, Bob was the person who led me around my first week at Netstal. He made every effort to help me feel comfortable and accepted, I never forgot his kindness. In fact Bob was actively helping me seek new employment when he was taken to be with the Lord.

Through the next three years of my employment with Netstal, Bob and I had the opportunity to work closely together on various projects and his kindness and devotion to his family always shined brightly. When we were in Amsterdam for a Replitech show, Bob picked me up at the airport and later loaned me his car so I could visit my father in-law's childhood home. It was those acts of kindness that characterized who Bob was.

Devotion is another word that illustrated who Bob was. I don't know too many men who have been as devoted to his wife and children……period. I remember thinking that more children in our society should have Bob's fatherly devotion shown to them, the world would be a better place. I also thought that if more wife's had the devotion and love that Bob showed for you Debbie, especially when you weren't around, more marriages would stay together instead of ending in divorce. I could see how much Bob loved you, no one could miss that sparkle in his eyes when he spoke about you.

I cared deeply for Bob. I think of him often and I think of the family he left behind. I'm a better man today having known Bob.

God bless you and the children. We pray for you often.
David Wright
March 11, 2004
Debbie:

As you already know, I had the privilege of working with Bob at Netstal from 1995 to 1998. In fact, Bob was the person who led me around my first week at Netstal. He made every effort to help me feel comfortable and accepted, I never forgot his kindness. In fact Bob was actively helping me seek new employment when he was taken to be with the Lord on 9-11.

Through the three years of my employment with Netstal, Bob and I had the opportunity to work closely together on various projects and his kindness and devotion to his family always shined brightly. When we were in Amsterdam for a Replitech show, Bob picked me up at the airport and later loaned me his car so I could visit my father in-law's childhood home. It was those acts of kindness that characterized who Bob was.

Devotion is another word that illustrated who Bob was. I don't know too many men who have been as devoted to his wife and children……period. I remember thinking that more children in our society should have Bob's fatherly devotion shown to them, the world would be a better place. I also thought that if more wife's had the devotion and love that Bob showed for you Debbie, especially when you weren't around, more marriages would stay together instead of ending in divorce. I could see the love he had for you in his eyes when he spoke of you.

I cared deeply for Bob. I think of him often and I think of the family he left behind. I'm a better man today having known Bob. I wish we would have surfed together.

God bless you and the children. Please know that my family will never stop praying for you.
David Wright
March 11, 2004
I knew Bob, would talk to him while in the water, he was always friendly to me.....I will never forget the paddle out to celebrate his life, I think of him each time I paddle out at the Wall, as I also thought of him when paddling out at Diamondhead

Prayers and thoughts of hope and good will always go out to his family from me
February 24, 2004
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