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Old 04-29-2008, 07:15 AM   #271
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my prayers

My thoughts and prayers are with Diana, Brian and all of Bob's family and friends. I considered Bob my i-pod friend and I am still in shock at his loss. I only hope that the loving thoughts of the thousands of people that Bob touched brings some small condolences to Bob's family. A truly wonderful man and he will be missed and remembered fondly.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:16 AM   #272
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I am so so sad to hear this. I got to meet Bob at the Podcast meet, and we got to exchange some grocery store stories. When I had a question for the Podcast, and it was too late to get it on the show before I left, Bob called me to give me the answer. He really knew how to care.

For those of you so close, it must be a terrible loss.

The thoughts and prayers of our family are with all of you and Bob's family.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:26 AM   #273
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I'm stunned by this news and know that Diana, his family and his podcast friends will miss him dearly.
Bob has become an icon for many on this board and podcast. I say that not in any elevated way but as a genuine, fun loving and helpful individual.
To not be able to hear the banter with his dearest of friends (John and Kevin) is something I can't even begin to imagine
Whenever I needed to be reminded of and appreciate the good in this world, Bob is one of those I think about.
I also hope that the family can take some comfort from knowing how much Bob touched many. The celebration of his life will be his legacy
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:28 AM   #274
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Nothing more to say than what's already been said...

I've never met him, but have felt like I knew him and that he was a friend. I pray for God to comfort his family and to bring peace where there is none.

What a tragedy...

I'll also be praying for the Podcast crew as they surround Bob's family and continue as Bob would have wanted.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:28 AM   #275
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My deepest sympathies and regrets to his family and all of you on the Roundtable.

To all your listeners, Bob was more than a voice on an iPod. His humor and generosity will be sorely, sorely missed.

Rest in peace, Bob!!!!! We'll miss you! Hugs to his family and his friends on the Roundtable
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:30 AM   #276
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This is such sad, sad news.... Thank you for letting us know. It's such a shock. Please let us know more details when they become available.

Bob will be sadly missed. Prayers for his family and friends during this tough time...
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:34 AM   #277
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I am so sad to hear this news. Bob's family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:35 AM   #278
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Bob will definately be missed by all. The podcast just won't be the same without his interpretation of the English language. My heart goes out to those close to him.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:35 AM   #279
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Our prays go out to his family and the podcast. We love hearing Bob on the weekly podcast and he will be greatly missed. I hope that when things get back to normal if they ever can that you all do a tribute show to Bob and maybe allowing listeners to call in. We all will miss him greatly.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:35 AM   #280
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Wow! I just read this, and I am so saddened by it. While I know the DIS will go on, it will never be the same without him. To all of his family (including the pod squad who were his family), my prayers go out to you. I was never one of the lucky ones who had the fortune of meeting Bob, but I loved to listened to him. I loved to hear what great friends you all were. And, I loved the childlike love that Bob had for Disney.

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Old 04-29-2008, 07:37 AM   #281
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When DH read Pete's post to me last night, I just couldn't believe it. I cried last night, and I'm crying again now. It couldn't be - he just had some food poisoning.

My first Bawb memory was the now-infamous Dole Whip podcast, but I am so grateful that I have many more. DH and I commute together, and we just started listening to the podcast in the car. Yesterday afternoon on the drive home, we heard the voicemail from the young Disser who wanted to buy a Christopher Robin pin from Bob. It was priceless. You just knew that kind-hearted Bob would provide the pin - and never dream of taking any money for it.

I was lucky enough to have met Bob at the December 6th podmeet last year, but I considered him a friend well before that.

It is obvious that he was a good, kind, deeply caring person. His deliberate responses and unique vocabulary, both of which he used to draw humor out of the podcast crew, were his signature, and will not be forgotten.

Interventions, Sarasota Springs, and MoGeeToes will forever be part of my vocabulary.

So, everyone, raise your dole whip or MoGeeToe high and toast Bob Varley, the "French" Chef.

My thoughts and prayers are with Diana, Brian, and the rest of the Varley family, as well as the Podcast crew and the rest of Bob's DIS family.

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Old 04-29-2008, 07:40 AM   #282
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What a bummer way to start the day.

I was the one who started the "Bob for President" thread.

I know I will feel Bob in the parks every time I visit from now on.

Next time you feel that 'puff of air' blowing past you, thats Bob on KartKam making more videos.

Thanks Bob!
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:43 AM   #283
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I am so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My prayers are with Diana and Brian as well as with Pete, the podcast team, and all of Bob's dear friends. May the Lord give you all comfort during this terribly difficult time. Bob always brightened my day and made me laugh as I listened to the podcast. He will be greatly missed, and I can only imagine how much more so by those that interacted with him in person.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:46 AM   #284
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I don't know what to say. My thoughts and prayers go out to Diana and all of Bob's family and friends.

I never met Bob in person, but I truely loved listening to the podcast where I always enjoyed Bob's segments. We too were in the parks April 19, 20 & 21st and had an eye out for Bob.

Please post a place where we can send our condolences.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:52 AM   #285
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To think I woke up this morning looking forward to hearing a new Podcast so I could, for at least a little while, transport myself to the "Happiest Place on Earth". But instead I was hit with the harsh reality of life and the reminder that life is really too short. So remember to give your kids a hug and tell them that you love them because you just never know.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone effected by this loss, especially Diana, Brian.
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