Standing Room Only

Still a Wonderful World

Three year ago today, Robert’s memorial service was held at Columbia Baptist Church in suburban Virginia. 

In front of a capacity crowd, sixteen eulogists delivered heartfelt remembrances of a life well-lived yet cut far too short.

To mark what would’ve been Robert’s 35th birthday in June, we assembled a short reel of these testimonials.  The entire two-hour service can be viewed here and the texts to the eulogies can be read here.

Tomorrow, a few thoughts on his legacy.  Next week, back to chasing monsters.

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-Doug, Craig, Michael and David

6 comments for “Standing Room Only

  1. corgivet
    08/09/2009 at 2:40 PM

    What a wonderful young man this world has lost

  2. corgivet
    08/09/2009 at 2:40 PM

    What a wonderful young man this world has lost

  3. corgivet
    08/09/2009 at 2:40 PM

    What a wonderful young man this world has lost

  4. Clio
    08/09/2009 at 9:15 PM

    The loss of Robert is so great, sudden, and irrational: it makes even this Luddite yearn for our collective ability to travel through time in order to prevent the senseless murder from happening. Here eventually, if not in this century, it would be appropriate to see a real-life, revised version of “The City on the Edge of Forever” in which the humanitarian is saved by time travelers to prevent impending disasters. That “best-case” scenario may always remain pure science fiction, but it is not a such flight of fantasy, however, to descry that Robert’s future contributions will be sorely missed!

  5. Clio
    08/09/2009 at 9:15 PM

    The loss of Robert is so great, sudden, and irrational: it makes even this Luddite yearn for our collective ability to travel through time in order to prevent the senseless murder from happening. Here eventually, if not in this century, it would be appropriate to see a real-life, revised version of “The City on the Edge of Forever” in which the humanitarian is saved by time travelers to prevent impending disasters. That “best-case” scenario may always remain pure science fiction, but it is not a such flight of fantasy, however, to descry that Robert’s future contributions will be sorely missed!

  6. Clio
    08/09/2009 at 9:15 PM

    The loss of Robert is so great, sudden, and irrational: it makes even this Luddite yearn for our collective ability to travel through time in order to prevent the senseless murder from happening. Here eventually, if not in this century, it would be appropriate to see a real-life, revised version of “The City on the Edge of Forever” in which the humanitarian is saved by time travelers to prevent impending disasters. That “best-case” scenario may always remain pure science fiction, but it is not a such flight of fantasy, however, to descry that Robert’s future contributions will be sorely missed!

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