A Life

Robert Bob Andy Grandpa Papa
July 25, 1935
October 21, 2010

Son
Brother
Uncle
Friend
Husband
Father In Law
Step Parent
Grandfather
Member of the military
Railroad switch-man
Pilot
Flight instructor
Helicopter pilot
Glider instructor
Target Shooter
Marksman
Hunter
Handyman extraordinaire
Tool maker
Wine maker
Brewer
Gardener
Volunteer
Re-loader
Wood craftsman
Fisherman
Frugal spendthrift
Collector
Avid reader
Loner
Beloved
Ox Strong
Mule Stubborn
Gentle
Tender
Full-time generous heart
Part-time major grump

Full time searcher of new knowledge
Part time stubborn stick-in-the-mud

Aficionado of music
Refused to dance
Amazing smile hidden in a protective cover-up frown
Tolerant, accepting yet held his prejudices close to the vest

Not much of a listener and less of a talker
Loved his ready-made family to the core of his being
And more…so much more…enough man for multiple lifetimes. I miss him.

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2 comments on “A Life

  1. Ed/Tim says:

    You describe Bob, your Greek man, in a manner we all miss him. Thanks for your
    memories.

  2. Kaiya Wolf says:

    Bob, it’s hard to believe it’s been a year. I see and feel your smile as if you were right here w/ us. You were always ready to help w/ whatever was needed: sitting at the table to chop vegetables for dinner, finding batteries for the grandchildren’s toys, playing catch whenever asked, playing cards over and over (of course, you did always have to win), lighting the fireworks or just being available to do anything involving fun w/ a member of the family. You were my father-in-law who was like a father to me. You had the gift of always making me laugh w/ your not-always funny jokes. I do not know many men, your age or much younger, who wrote letters and thank you’s as you did. You certainly could be a grouch and sometimes my feelings were hurt but that is what family is about-knowing that hurt feelings were always replaced by the unquestionable love that was there. I miss you, Bob. I know that you would be right here with me as I go through this difficult time. I love you, Kaiya

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