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Rob Joyner
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posted 01-22-2013 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, I am very sorry to hear of your losses. As you already know from your grandmother's passing, the days to come will be trying at times. Sorrow. Mournful. Numbness. Unreal. Even relief, in that all pain is gone. These words represent deep feelings that are difficult to explain during these times. These are things that I experienced not even a year and a half ago when my mom also lost her brave battle to cancer.

Like your mom, my mom nurtured my interest in spaceflight. Just seven years old, one of my earliest and fondest memories is sitting with her watching a little B&W TV as Neil and Buzz walked on the Moon. Many years later, she always wanted to see what photos I had taken each time I returned from a launch or other function at KSC. She even accompanied me to watch two shuttle launches, one being at the VIP creek site. My mom was amazed that she actually saw people being launched into space right there so close. As I've told many people, my mom also explained to her friends that unless you actually saw a launch in person, there was really no way to verbally convey what it was really like.

Robert, you undoubtedly have many stories and memories such as these, among many others about your mom and grandmother. They will be with you and comfort you for all of your years. Cherish them always. After reading your initial post, and I know that it's just the surface of your relationship with your mom, I am certain that she was, and is, extremely happy for you, and very proud. Very proud. Know that you are not alone. Many hearts and prayers are with you, Robert, from your extended family here on cS.

With deepest sympathy,
Rob

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ea757grrl
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posted 01-22-2013 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thoughts are with you and your family, Robert.

Dave Clow
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posted 01-22-2013 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
She must have been proud of all you have accomplished, Robert. We all are.

randy
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Glint
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posted 01-22-2013 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, deepest condolences during your time of loss.

Mike Z
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posted 01-22-2013 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, I am SO SO SORRY to hear of your Mom's passing. You were so lucky to have had such a close relationship with her. Not many mothers get involved in their kids interests like she did. I agree that 65 is way too young. She sounds like she was a really AMAZING person!! I'm sure she would like you to remember she lived and forget that she passed. Yow Have wonderful memories!! Robert, you, your Mom and entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay Well!!!
Sincerely
Mike

Gilbert
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posted 01-22-2013 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert,
I had the pleasure of meeting your mom at an astronaut signing event and dinner in New Jersey back in 2003-4 I think. She was a very nice and sweet lady. Sorry to hear about your loss.

sts205cdr
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posted 01-22-2013 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My deepest sympathies for your loss, Robert. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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posted 01-22-2013 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, you have my sympathies.

OWL
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posted 01-22-2013 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OWL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sincere condolences Robert from the U K

RocketmanRob
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James Brown
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jasonelam
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posted 01-22-2013 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. From your message she was a great person and a wonderful mother. You and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time.

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Robert, I am very sorry for your loss. Take time for yourself, and be good to yourself - all this can wait.

tegwilym
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posted 01-22-2013 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mom is very proud of you, and she raised a kid that we are all very envious of (I know I am!) for living your dream and passion for spaceflight through collectSPACE and other connections.

Deepest condolences to you and your family. Your friend in Seattle, Tom

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John K. Rochester
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posted 01-22-2013 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, Very sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my Mom 12 years ago,and my favorite memories of her were allowing me to remain home from school during the Gemini and early Apollo days to sit in front of the TV with my reel to reel tape recorder and get every last bit of the TV telecasts on tape.. along with her commentary of course. She cultivated my interest in space, and your Mom.. thru you.. has allowed me to continue proudly in those endeavors.

Jay Chladek
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posted 01-22-2013 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wasn't able to get on collectSPACE until today. I knew Robert's mom was ill, but I was hoping and praying for the best.

I think we can all say that Robert's mother raised one heck of a good kid to grow up with a passion and drive to form this website and allow us the opportunity to take part in this community. That is a great legacy we can all appreciate. So we share in the loss in our own ways. I only wish I had the chance to meet her in person.

PMKCC
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Joel Katzowitz
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posted 01-22-2013 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm so very sorry Robert, my sincerest condolences.

Ronpur
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MB
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posted 01-22-2013 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MB   Click Here to Email MB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of both your mom and your grandmother. My deepest condolences to you and your sister.

eurospace
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heng44
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posted 01-23-2013 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, my sincere condoleances. I read the piece about your mom with admiration.

Ed

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posted 01-23-2013 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for noroxine   Click Here to Email noroxine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, in these difficult times for you my thoughts with you.
All my condolences.

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Bob M
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posted 01-23-2013 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm so sorry about your losses, Robert. But your mother left you something so special - so many wonderful and cherished memories.

irish guy
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Robert
Sincerere condolences to you and all your Family. Eamonn and Siobhan

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posted 01-23-2013 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for idrvball   Click Here to Email idrvball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, I'm really sorry to hear about your mother. My sympathy to you and your family.
Mike

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-23-2013 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you everyone for your very kind words of condolence, friendship and care. They have provided a source of strength and comfort.

I am very grateful to this community, more than I can express in this reply. My thanks to you all.

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Originally posted by MarylandSpace:
Did your mother have a favorite charity or organization that I can make a memorial contribution to?
My mother was in the care of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan when she passed. Her doctors there, as well as the nursing staff, were excellent and made her final months as comfortable as possible. We know that had she lived, my mom would have wanted to support the ongoing care and research at Sloan-Kettering.

To that end, my sister and I have set up an MSKCC giving page, where memorials may be made, if desired.

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Blackarrow
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Robert, my sincere condolences.

JSC01
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posted 01-23-2013 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JSC01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sorry Robert, thoughts and prayers.

spkjb
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posted 01-23-2013 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, my condolences. I lost both of my parents to cancer.

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posted 01-23-2013 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sorry to hear of your loss - thank you for sharing some of your memories of your mother. It's wonderful to have great memories to keep her in your heart.

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posted 01-23-2013 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RockyMnWay   Click Here to Email RockyMnWay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please accept my deepest and sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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