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Originally Posted by Ob1quixote
Tumor has been labeled terminal. Future treatments will be tougher, and for less advantage.
They say I may have a year.

I went back and read this entire thread. I was looking for the date Robert was finally told there was nothing they could do to save him. This was posted back in July. There was that “trial” but it only made things worst.

That year isn’t going to happen. He’s been unresponsive since Saturday. He’s at home surrounded by family. It won’t be much longer.

As someone wrote on here …….live everyday like it’s going to be your last.

For you that pray, if you have time please send some Robert’s way….. the family could use some too.

Gordon

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For the past few days I had been thinkin of Obi, wondering how he was doing.
Now I read your sad sad post Gordon
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Originally Posted by BeezaBryan
For the past few days I had been thinkin of Obi, wondering how he was doing.
Now I read your sad sad post Gordon
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You know better than most that for some of us, this site has been more about the people we’ve met, gotten to know and become friends with…. much more than any motorcycle ever could.

He’ll be gone soon, we really weren’t that close but had a connection through the Anna thing that I just can’t explain.

Update later………sad indeed my friend.

Gordon

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Bad news about your friend..Hopefully all that know him will find peace....


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I think I've met Robert 3 times in my life, all at bb.com functions. I well remember him giving me some of the smoothest shine I've ever had in the Blowing Rock Inn parking lot. What I've always found to be amazing about these rides/get togethers is that you might only see someone a very few times over the years but each time you do it's like picking up just where you left off the last time. Almost like no time has passed since the last meeting. I don't know of too many other hobbies/obsessions besides motorcycling that can bring that kind of thing about.


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Originally Posted by MikeG
What I've always found to be amazing about these rides/get togethers is that you might only see someone a very few times over the years but each time you do it's like picking up just where you left off the last time. Almost like no time has passed since the last meeting. I don't know of too many other hobbies/obsessions besides motorcycling that can bring that kind of thing about.


Well put, Mike.

Met him one year at Blowing Rock. I've always enjoyed his contributions to this forum. I haven't followed this thread too closely, but I've kept Robert in my thoughts and prayers as I have a couple of people I know dealing with terminal illness. I hope his time left is as painless as can be and that his family and friends keep the good memories close.


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Robert passed away today at 12:30. Took it like a soldier right to the end.

Thank you all for the thoughts, donations, prayers and kind words.

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Thank you Gordon
I never can find the right words, I hope others better able will say them for me.
God Speed Robert

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Goodbye, Ob1quixote, thanks for your posts here.

Thank you, Gordon, for your efforts to keep us updated on his condition and final passing.

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This photo was taken 08-30-21. Robert knew he wasn't going to win the battle and he wanted to say goodbye to the Mott's. I'm not sure how the Mott's are handling telling Anna that Robert's gone.......good chance she wouldn't remember it 15 mins later. So for this get together they never told Anna how sick he was. Robert was uncomfortable but was still getting around pretty well and hopeful he had several months left.

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I've personally met only a few posters on this wonderful forum that has added so much to my life. I've followed this thread and I'm saddened by the passing of yet another 'online' colleague who contributed much to this community.

It's timely that the initial posts here were about encouraging screening. A very altruistic message from someone who had greater things to ponder. For most of us this is very important. Uncomfortable, but important.

Godspeed Ob1quixote (Robert)


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I am sorry to here about Roberts passing. People like Robert are angels to famlies dealing with children, and their families, facing difficult challenges. I can tell you they make an enormous difference. There are far to few Roberts in the world. God Speed Robert.

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I never met Robert but it was obvious from his posts that he was an ardent motorcyclist.
It was also obvious that he gave that precious commodity--- his time ---to those with severe physical and mental problems.
Put those two characteristics together and to me that makes him a big man.
Sincere condolences to his family and--- R.I.P. Robert.

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Altough I never have met Robert (or any other posters on this forum) , I feel sad about his passing.
I consider everyone on this forum as friends.
My thoughts are with his family and friends, and hope they find the strength to cope with this loss.
RIP Robert, Godspeed.


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Robert was a genuinely good guy that I barely knew but wish I could have known better.


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Posted by Robert's wife on the Remembrance Forum:

"Thank Gordon for your kind words-- you nailed it! Robert was 59 and could be stubborn as the day is long. We have two daughters that rode starting at age 5. Both girls have those shared memories of learning how to "keep your toes up" riding trail. He was VERY PROUD that both girls wanted ride!

If Robert saw something that needed to be done he just DID IT and wouldn't wait for someone to ask him for help. And yes, he would give you the shirt off his back- no questions asked.

His connection and love for Miss Anna ran as deep as his love for his girls and family!! He was always thinking "outside the box" to help Anna and her family live day to day.

Robert love his restored "naked" Honda Gold Wing which was taken from him in October 2020 by a distracted driver running a red light. His next project bike was to be the BSA from his Dad.

After Robert's accident (that should have killed him) we realized GOD had saved him for one final mission-- Make sure EVERYONE you know got their Colonoscopy done! He would tell anyone (friend or stranger) "Don't be a dummy like me...go get that camera up your butt!!!"

thank you for allowing me to share and read your posts. Robert will missed but never forgotten!"

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For Robert and his crazy lost Goldwing...


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Godspeed Ob1, it was a pleasure to meet with you, and engage in the gearhead transfer of knowledge.
May you have clear, windy roads, a trusty motorbike, friends & family around when you stop for a break.


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Damn, another good man gone. May you rest in peace and in power, Ob1.



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Got to agree on the c'scopy, been there done that a couple of times, nothing to see there. My Other Half, how ever... Second cancer op last August, different place to last, but done before it became a problem due to being scoped.


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