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Robert Paul Bower

January 26, 1947 ~ November 28, 2017 (age 70)
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A candle was lit by Tammy Laird on December 7, 2017 11:14 AM
Message from Anjo Mills
December 9, 2017 3:34 PM

I remember this gentle caring man and his two wonderful children Adam and Nora at Madison school. I send sincere condolences to the family. He cared for many.
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Message from Sandy Alsworth
December 11, 2017 8:48 PM

I type this with tears in my eyes. Bob was a great neighbor. I loved finding him in his beautiful yard, planting flowers, pulling weeds or trying to outsmart the deer that ate his flowers. He was always happy to stop and enthusiastically discuss life or current events. Politics is usually a subject to avoid, but we had a blast discussing the candidates and issues. We often disagreed, but unlike most people, he would listen and acknowledge my side of the issue and not let it turn into an argument. Of course, he would then explain the entire history of both sides of the issue. He was so knowledgeable on just about everything. I could always count on Bob for some good advice or just a chance to have a challenging intellectual discussion about any topic. I miss him.
Message from David Gathman
December 25, 2017 5:20 PM

My wife, Beati, and I both graduated from Lycoming College with Bob. We spent quite a few hours in the Student Union playing pinochle, hearts & bridge with Bob. We both are both saddened by his passing
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A candle was lit by Lori Lund-Baldovinos on January 19, 2018 7:00 PM
Message from Lori Lund-Baldovinos
January 19, 2018 7:16 PM

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Bob's family. Bob was my English teacher at SWOCC before moving into administration. He was also a mentor to many students as well. An amazingly intelligent and gifted man with a super personality and great sense of humor, and an awesome conversationalist too. You will be truly missed by all the lives that you have touched! May the memories bring peace to your family.
Message from Deb Kearns
February 12, 2018 7:48 PM

I met Bob when I was a 17 year old student at SWOCC in 1977. For two years, he was my literature teacher, until I graduated from SWOCC in 1979. His goodness, kindness, love of poetry and life were epic. His joy in literature was infectious. His generosity of spirit and intellect made him a uniquely gifted educator and human being. I shall never forget his kindness when my uncle was killed in a plane crash in 1978. His encouragement, helped motivate me to stay in college and graduate. I am very grateful to have known Bob. I'll always remember how good and kind he was to me. His lessons have stayed with me these past 41 years. Please accept my condolences. Deb in Connecticut.
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