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I cannot express in words my thoughts and remembrances about Bobby. I knew him from New York back in the 60s already. He touched all of our lives in so many ways. Rest in peace, my friend! You will never be forgotten


Posted by: Peter Kooreman - Grand Rapids, MI - friend   Oct 15, 2017

My sincerest condolences to the family, I am sorry for your loss. Jude 1: 20, 21


Posted by: A friend   Oct 15, 2017

He welcomed a group of young women from Michigan into his fold in the fall of 1981. We all stayed in the same flat, and went to the rink in West Allis at night to be coached by Bob. That's where we learned what hard work really was. He would come over after skating for hot chocolate and talk about either the training that day, or the time trials coming up. I think he liked coming over to our place

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Posted by: Barb Johnson - Janesville, WI - friend   Oct 14, 2017

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Bob will be missed on and off the ice.


Posted by: April Hill - Milwaukee, WI - acquaintance   Oct 13, 2017

Bobby was quite the character. I so enjoyed every trip to The Pettit to skate, talk to Bobby , go to breakfast , go on tours of the city . He was New York all the way . Taxi cab driving skills. I will miss him screaming for me as i came around the corners. Keep everyone on their toes in Heaven . Love you .


Posted by: Susan St.Pierre - Newburgh, NY - friend   Oct 13, 2017

I'm going to miss you Roscoe. You helped bring me to Milwaukee from Michigan and taught me how to skate and what dedication and hard work really was. You had a lot to do with my path in life and I owe you for that. Thank you! I remember one day at skating practice at the Pettit. Someone hit that old car or yours and cracked that wooden bumper. You told them. Just put a new bumper on it and

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Posted by: Al Schiller - Spring Hill, FL - student   Oct 13, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time! Bob coached my brother Doug for many years and they traveled the world together. While I was always happy to see my brother when he got home, my favorite time was listening to all stories and shenanigans he got into with Roscoe! We would laugh so hard tears would run down our cheeks. He meant so much to so many people. He not only embraced the skaters he coached but he embraced their families too!


Posted by: Michelle MacKenzie-Sanford - Pewaukee, WI - friend   Oct 12, 2017

From the 60's & 70's, "His name is Roscoe, he drinks his Bosco". What a competitor, he inspired all of us from the East Coast, and made us all better people. RIP Roscoe, I loved the competition.


Posted by: Johnny Wurster - Saratoga Springs, NY - friend   Oct 12, 2017

Bob was the most loving, passionate, energetic, and unselfish person I have ever known. I never saw Bob in a bad mood. His dedication for his sport was unwavering, and along with my sister Samantha, was truly the love of his life. His energy and laughter will truly be missed and our entire family feels an enormous loss. Good luck to the universe harnessing all his energy! I am sure he will shake things up on the other side. You were loved and respected in this life Bob and the legacy you left is eternal.


Posted by: Connie Milligan - Monticello, IN - family   Oct 12, 2017

If i was to paint a picture from memory of my time at the state fairgrounds/ the pettit, bob would be standing at "his pillar" calling out splits to his skaters and shouting some encouraging words. Every time he saw me and my daughter, he had glowing words of encouragement for us both. We will have to muster those words for ourselves now. Thanks for everything bob!


Posted by: Elise Brinich - Glen Ellyn, IL - Friend   Oct 12, 2017