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Old 04-29-2008, 04:55 PM   #391
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I just read the sad and shocking news. Like everyone else, I'm floored. My heart goes out to Diana. My prayers are with his family and his podcast family. Bawb will be missed immensely.

I'm remembering all of his Bawbism's and his generosity.

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Old 04-29-2008, 04:56 PM   #392
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My condolences to his family and many friends. Surprise passings are always the hardest.

I'm almost too shocked by this news to feel sad yet. It feels impossible to believe that someone with so much life went away so quickly and so early. I never got to know Bob personally or through the boards, but I've been a listener to the podcast for as long as there's been a Roundtable, and it's hard to fathom him not being a part of my every week any longer.

I hope at least his passing was peaceful. He was a great person and its a great testament to his character how many people, both friends and strangers, are here to mourn his passing.

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Old 04-29-2008, 05:52 PM   #393
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I'm sorry to have to tell everyone, but Bob Varley passed away this afternoon.

We postponed todays show because Bob wasn't feeling well, he thought he had food poisoning. When his wife Diana came home from work, she found him in their bedroom and he had apparently been dead for a few hours.

That's all we know right now - all of us are heading over to their house to be whatever comfort we can to Diana and Brian. I'll update everyone as we find out more, but I ask that you all please keep Diana, Brian and the rest of Bob's family in your thoughts and prayers.

We've all lost a wonderful friend - a friend whose presence can never be replaced, and whose memory I will hold close to my heart for the rest of my life.

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Remembering Bob

I first met Bob in person last December when the DIS unplugged hosted a meet and greet, He was one of the first unplugged members I walked up to, so warm and friendly you could tell he was a very happy person and was excited about the turn out.

We started talking about “home” which Nova Scotia for me, and how I could understand everything he says on the podcasts, I started talking to him about his props and he told me he had them with him. He asked if I wanted to see the props that he has used in past shows, I said “you bet” and before I knew it he was heading over to the famous “kart” to get his props. He came back with a big bag filled with props. I got to see all the Simpson stuff he bought at 7-11 and his GIANT pen and note pad. You could really see that he was enjoying himself there with the other fans of the podcast.

After we talked about the props and he showed me the Christmas decorations he did to the “Kart” and we talked about Disney and how nice the swan and Dolphin hotel was. I think it was at that time he introduced me to his wife. Bob had a positive energy about him, he seemed to be always in a good mood and that came across in the podcasts and when we met him.

Hearing about Bobs passing upset myself and my wife, it was like a family member was ripped out of our arms well before his time. My heart and prayers go out to bobs wife and family, also to the DIS unplugged team and anyone else that had the enjoyment of meeting such a wonderful man. .

Bob I hope you are in a better place please say hi to Walt for us, I will never forgot how excited you got when I asked to see your props. You will be truly missed……
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:20 PM   #394
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missing Bob

I have been listining to the podcast every week for the last year. I feel like I'v lost one of my own family.

Missing Bob forever.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:23 PM   #395
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May i just say this is a very sad day indeed. My prayers are to you the podcast crew along with Bob`s family and everyone on the DIS Boards.
He will be missed.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:36 PM   #396
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I will keep Bob and his family and friend in my thoughts and prayers throught my days
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #397
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Shocked...

Omg...i saw this and was speechless.
You are forever in my thoughts bob. RIP.
My condolences to the family, the podcast members, and those who were close to him.
He will be greatly missed.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #398
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My deepest condolences go out to Diana, family and friends of the DIS community.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:31 PM   #399
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I am so sorry to just read about this awful news. My DD's and I had the pleasure of meeting Bob a few years back at the MK and spent an evening touring with a small DIS group. He truly was a wonderful man.

My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to his family.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:38 PM   #400
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Bob simply stated was a very entertaining, and selfless human being. Although, I have not had the opportunity or pleasure to meet Bob, I only wish I had. From what everyone says about him, Bob is a person who will be dearly missed. I am at a real loss of words with what specifically to say, but I would really like to relay my personal condolences and prayers to the Varley family. I still feel as though this is not happening just because hearing Bob every week on the podcast makes him seem like he is a real person that I have grown to know. I speak of him along with the rest of the podcast crew as close friends, as if I were on a first name basis with them. (Not to mention, friends and family look at me like I am crazy when I mention you guys, they ask me… Pete who?, Bob who?, who is recommending that restaurant? And, Where do you know these people from?). And, this is why it is so difficult to come to grips that Bob is gone, but at least we know that he is resting in heaven with Walt Disney, and many other imagineers… probably asking Walt questions about how he thinks Walt Disney World has come along, and what he thinks about their future plans? I only wish the best for the podcast crew and the Varley family in their time of need. Thanks for your company and many hours of laughter…
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:42 PM   #401
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Dear Pete and the crew,

Oh, my gosh, I am so sorry for your loss. It is truly our loss also. Bob will be missed dearly.
I am praying for Diana and the rest of Bob's friends and family.

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Old 04-29-2008, 07:43 PM   #402
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Truly a sad day. Like many others, I never met the man but I still feel as if I lost a member of my own family. Condolences to his family. I always anticipated the newest podcast specificaly for Bawbs segment because on top of helpful info, you just knew it would result in some great comical exchange. From now on when I hear papers shuffling or someone reading something and losing their place I will think of Bawb. RIP Bob. The world would be a much better place with more people like you.

I also think a best of Bob segment would be great if it's possible.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:46 PM   #403
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Truly a sad day. Like many others, I never met the man but I still feel as if I lost a member of my own family. Condolences to his family. I always anticipated the newest podcast specificaly for Bawbs segment because on top of helpful info, you just knew it would result in some great comical exchange. From now on when I hear papers shuffling or someone reading something and losing their place I will think of Bawb. RIP Bob. The world would be a much better place with more people like you.

I also think a best of Bob segment would be great if it's possible.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:47 PM   #404
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Although I have not posted here before, I wanted to come on and offer my sincerest condolences to Bob's family - both his immediate and extended here on the DIS and on the DISUnplugged.

It's of course always sad when someone passes, but when we as an entire community of Disney fans lose a fellow member, it's even harder. Although I did not know him personally, I can see from the outpouring of support both here and elsewhere online that he was a friend to many, and enjoyed by even more.

I know that podcasts allow both hosts and listeners to connect in a very personal way, and I'm sure that many of you felt Bob was a friend, even though you may never have met him in person. The entire Disney podcast community feels a loss today as well.

Again, my heartfelt condolences to all of you who suffered a loss from his passing.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:52 PM   #405
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I just want to add my condolences and prayers for his family and the podcast team.
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