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Howdy Bobwit!! Just a quickie reminder... I am missing u!!!! Your bestest internet luv pal, knit


Posted by: Knit Witted - Friend   Apr 04, 2017

Bobwit,
Izz missing u. Lots of Luv,
knitwitted


Posted by: Libby . - Friend   Apr 02, 2016

As I went on the internet, it came as a shock to me that my dear friend Bob passed away. I had known bob since 1956. We had classes together at Norwalk H.S. and we had corresponded since our graduation from NHS and always sent Christmas Greetings every year. Bob was an independent thinker and had a wit and charm beyond belief. I'll surely miss our correspondonce. I have some of his classic poetry and amusing letters about NHS reunions. Godspeed to you Bob. I'll miss seeing you again and will always miss corresponding with you.


Posted by: Ed - Leominster, MA - A Dear Friend   Dec 20, 2015

Dear Bob, I do miss you, and when I think of you all the letters go where they want while typing, I am sure you would have liked this little confession. See you soon.


Posted by: Anny - friend   Sep 06, 2015

Bobby and I have known each other since we were in kindergarten, Miss Sherman's class approximately 1946, one of those good friends that you can count on one hand. Rest in peace Bobby I know you will be missed by many. I was just telling my daughters the other day that is so hard to see a good friend or family member pass on as I lost my darling wife in July 2000 undoubtedly the best thing that ever happened to me. Again take care buddy, I'll see you someday. Jeff


Posted by: JEFF REES - SENECA, SC - LONGTIME FRIEND   Sep 05, 2015

Goodbye Bob, I know I will miss, I do already. Thank you so much for always appreciating my work and helping me to believe I must continue.
You will not be forgotten.
M


Posted by: Marilyn R. Rosenberg - NY - sharer of visual poetry   Aug 03, 2015

I was a member of the writers group where Bob regaled us with his "VISUAL POETRY," a genre I was unfamiliar with. Bob reveled in "explaining" it to us, but I still didn't "get it." But his enthusiasm was infectious we will certainly miss him.

Bob was also a tennis player and I had the occasion to meet him on the court occasionally when our respective teams met in the Charlotte County league games. I could dig his tennis a lot better than his poetry.


Posted by: Sidney Glaser - PUNTA GORDA, FL - Friend and colleague   Apr 24, 2015

Bob, you are so missed by your neighbors. I was just knocking on your door, yesterday to check on you and found out about your passing. We are all so shocked as I told my husband recently you would outlive us all. I admired your level of activity as I watched you jog, ride your bike, and head out to play tennis. One of my last comments to you was how inspiring you were. I'm sorry we won't get to

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Posted by: Lisa Cooper - Port Charlotte, FL - Neighbor   Apr 18, 2015

Bob was an original. Everything he did revealed great thought, wit, and compassion for others. HIs poetry is unlike any other and merits long term engagement. His critical writings are full of keen insight and surprising discoveries. From the 1980s forward Bob and I exchanged poetry, ideas and stories. He encouraged so many poets, artists and visionaries that it would be impossible to compile a comprehensive list. There are words in the language that did not exist before Bob made

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Posted by: Jake Berry - Florence, AL - friend   Apr 13, 2015

Bob was a member of the Charlotte County Genealogical Society and printed our newsletter for many years on his own printer. We found that we both descended from William White, passenger on the Mayflower, 1620. He worked with a small committee to proofread a book Stephen Rockstroh was working on with a Mrs. Cushman, who needed a helping hand. Afterward Stephen gave us each a copy of the Doubleday book, as well as a nice dinner at Olive Garden Restaurant.

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Posted by: Betsey Lambert - Punta Gorda, FL - Distant cousin; (Wm White)   Apr 12, 2015