Jim first met Bob a week or two after Marvis accepted his proposal of marriage. Since we each graduated from Penn, we shared a common bond - as it turned out it may have been to only commonality we shared over the next 46 years. Marvis introduced Jim to Ann (Madigan), her girlhood friend and neighbor.
Bob and Jim could argue over the time of day, religion, politics, history, philosophy and everything in between. Bob's passion for explaining his point of view gave those around them during these conversations pause about a fight might begin. It never did, and all would be resolved over a glass of bourbon on the rocks.
We will never forget these times and they will be forever missed.
Our prayers for Marvis, Joey, and Gilah are heartfelt. We share their sorrow and pain, but take solice in knowing that Bob is
waiting for them - impatiently, to be sure.