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Doug Hopkinson posted a condolence
Sunday, January 7, 2018I first met Bob at one of his Cincinnati conventions. He was warm and welcoming and became a friend from that day on. He was always enthusiastic and encouraging to me and we shared the love of old time radio and nostalgia. His laugh will always echo in my fondest memories. He will be missed but never forgotten. My condolences to all his family and all his friends. May God grant him eternal rest.
Martin Grams posted a condolence
Saturday, January 6, 2018Bob was the most generous men I had the good fortune to know. He loved collecting things from The Stork Club and old time radio recordings. His magazine was among the first I ever subscribed to. I will miss his laugh, his bear hugs and puzzle Christmas Cards.
Ryan Ellett posted a condolence
Saturday, January 6, 2018I had the privilege of meeting Bob at his annual old-time radio conventions. He was a scholar, a gentleman, and a pillar in the hobby community. My condolences to all Bob's family and friends, the world is a lesser place with his passing.
Tanya posted a condolence
Thursday, January 4, 2018Dear family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. May God's promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Joe Webb posted a condolence
Thursday, January 4, 2018Bob and I became friends in the late 1970s through the old time radio hobby. He helped me and another young collector produce a hobby newsletter. He was always a happy participant in any hobby scheme that we would concoct. He was always enthusiastic about everything. His infectious happiness would get others involved, too, like artist Dave Warren, and even Bob's quick printer friend, Herb Brandenberg. He was so good to me and and my wife, Annie, in the early convention years (late 1970s and early 1980s). I would pick him up at LaGuardia Airport and we'd make that drive up I-95 to Bridgeport, CT chatting about the hobby and the guests. Those guests, who were radio actors and sound effects, and production people in the 1940s and 1950s, adored him. Those were wonderful days. He couldn't do enough for you, and he never asked for anything in return. We so looked forward to seeing him and enjoying is boisterous laugh at the conventions. I am saddened that I never got to any of his Cincinnati convention efforts, which were greatly appreciated by so many fans and especially the guests. Thank you, Bob, for being a good friend to so many. Eternal rest grant unto him, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Rodney Bowcock posted a condolence
Thursday, January 4, 2018I knew Bob through our shared love of radio shows. He was a giant in the hobby, well respected and beloved by all of us. Personally, he opened many doors to me, and encouraged my pursuits, often discussing them over a 4-way (beans, not onions) and a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar. I’ll miss him. I already do. What a kind man.
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Jim Beshires posted a condolence
Thursday, January 4, 2018Bob was a great man. He was always kind and Courteous to me at the OTR Conventions; he was the editor of our pulication 'The Old Radio Times' I don't know where I'll find another. He held so much material for the publication/