Dear Mrs. Gersten & family,
I do not recall ever having had the pleasure to meet you and members of your family, so it is as a stranger that I address you now.
Bob was a colleague and a friend with whom I shared numerous moments of banter and kidding at Masuk High School. I mourn his loss even though we have not had contact since he left Masuk.
At the risk of sounding philosophic, I believe that Bob's passing leaves many of his dearest friends with a loss unfilled yet satisfying in having known him and having shared in his gregariousness and genuineness of spirit.
I shall add Bob to our list of the departed who remain in our hearts and minds at my church. I hope someday to see Bob again and share with him, once again, his many stories and gentle persona that I came to know at Masuk High School. As long as we keep his memory alive, he will never be gone from us.
God bless you and your family in this moment of grief and distress.