He made friends easily during his time serving our country in Japan after World War II, at the University of Pennsylvania, at the University of Montreal, and during his many years as a veterinarian in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. His warm personality was immediately apparent to all who met him. He could make friends in the checkout line at the grocery store, waiting for an open table at a restaurant, or playing tennis or golf, the latter of which he picked up later in life.
He left a trail of laughter wherever he went and loved and was loved by rich and poor, young and old, Red Sox fan and Yankees fan, (well, some anyway). He loved sports, especially baseball and his two favorite teams, the Boston Red Sox and the Florida Marlins. He enjoyed attending spring training games near his winter home in Vero Beach, Florida and never missed a game when the Red Sox or Marlins would visit. He was eagerly anticipating attending the first-ever opening day at Marlins Park.
His bright light has not been extinguished in the lives of those who knew and loved him. He is already missed and lovingly remembered by his family and many friends. We wish him a fond farewell; as Bob would say, “Go straight home now!”