I met Bob in 1995 at the Seattle Athletic Club. We just started talking in the sauna and began years of friendship. I was going back to school to be a teacher and he was very interested in my views. We talked for hours over dinner at his house about all kinds of world, local, and national news. He took me to see the opera and Seattle Symphony productions. I loved anything with music, so this was a treat. He would play the piano for me if I asked. Man, he was good! He showed me many slides of his European life and I was able to read some of his early writings for his book. He told amazing stories and I always left his house knowing I just had a real deep meaningful conversation. He came to my wedding when I married later in life and kept in touch through phone calls and the occasional visit. He was interested in my life and kept up with my boys activities. Bob was a unique person and I am a better person for him being part of my life for over 20 years. Bob, you made a huge difference in the opera world and my life. Thanks for all the conversations! Love you man! You will be missed!
Posted on September 1, 2018 5:07 PM