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We lost a great one

I went to bed Friday night just knowing that life cannot get much better. We have all had that feeling before: great wife, great kids, business going strong, good health, looking forward to a fun weekend, the whole nine yards. Bammo!

On Saturday I got a call from one of my buddies. This guy I have known since high school. The type of friend that you know everything about and they know everything about you. In high school we were members of a cross country team. Like most high school teams, we did everything together and spent lots of time together, be it at practice or goofing off. We all knew each other pretty well.

After high school we all went our own way as we tried to make something of ourselves. Some of our group kept in touch and some just disappeared. But the bond of being on the same team as teenagers, and spending lots of time together in a quest of a common goal, would forever be intact. After 30 years of not seeing one another, I am sure that we could all pick up where we left off.

My buddy informed me that one of our group had passed away last week. Damn.

This was a guy that I think everyone liked. He was that type of person. He accomplished in his short life more than most of us could accomplish in 5 lifetimes. To call his life a success would be a major understatement.  Here is a link to his obit:

I must echo the sentiments of one of the other guys on that team as he posted it to the obituary, "how I wish I could go on one last run with him".

Comment balloon 4 commentsKevin Robinson • April 27 2009 11:18AM


I'm sorry for the loss, Kevin.  I read Richard's achievements and they are quite impressive.  It sounds like he left the world in a bit better shape in his being a part of it... even if only for a brief amount of time.

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) about 10 years ago

Kevin - I am very sorry for the loss of your friend, Kevin. They are hard to come by. Richard's family and friends. like you, will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) about 10 years ago


Sorry for your loss, and it makes you realize how important it is to love your friends openly and often, and also how precious each day is.  Especially when you become a senior citizen, then it becomes a regular occurance. 

In your case, it seems you had not been in touch as often as you would have liked.  How great is facebook and other interfacing sites.  And almost free long distance phone calls.  My sons have  been looking up old friends from grammar school on Facebook and having a hoot with it.

My best friend is one from 1st grade.  We have stayed in touch over the years even though she has lived in Indai, Dubai, Hong Kong, England.  Now we are both alone and have taken some great trips together to China, Russia, and Alaska. 

Since reading your post I am going to try harder to stay in touch with all my friends. 

Thanks for the wake up  call.  

Posted by Sandra White, Experienced Residential Resale Broker (John L Scott Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Kevin ~ What a tribute to your friend. I am at a loss for words, and that is hard for even me!

But your have brought me to tears, death is an enemy and my how many have fallen prey to that one enemy that Christ shall put to a rightful end.

How young and what an accomplshed gentleman. The world has lost but heaven gained.

God Bless!

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) about 10 years ago