Daily Archives: January 6, 2012


I have been checking Leslie and Rob’s blog several times a day for updates. Rob’s passing was expected, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any more comprehensible.

January 5, 2011–Fair winds and following seas…

It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that Rob passed away peacefully this afternoon at home, surrounded by his family. Even the cat was on the bed.

Thank you to everyone who wrote to us with wonderful stories from your good times together. We read each and every note to him, and he was very touched (as were we all). And for all of you who also love “Desert Solitaire”, you should know that Marnie was reading it aloud to him in the minutes before he left us.

We are a little overwhelmed right now, so it would be good to hold off on calling. We will be planning a celebration of life in the not too distant future, so stay tuned.

Oh man. Such a good, good guy and a very special couple. I just know that Leslie will keep the essence of Rob close in her heart, and that he is now free to wander again, something he loved so and that cancer had taken from him.

Smooth sailing, my friend.

And now it’s our turn to hold Leslie tight.