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I knew Bobby from speed skating in Buffalo, New York. What a fine young man. He traveled with the WNY Buffalo team to Petoskey, Michigan in 1964 (around that time), the bus was in a accident and all of the mother's on the bus were screaming and saying their rosary beads. The bus was traveling at a high speed and went off the road into a ditch. Everyone was okay and Bobby was one of those skaters. Bobby, spend many

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Posted by: Maureen Gallagher - SLC, UT - friend   Jun 08, 2018


Posted by: MAUREEN GALLAGHER - Salt Lake City, UT - friend   Jun 08, 2018

I had the opportunity to work with Bob at Hunzinger Construction as an apprentice carpenter, I would also see him at the State Fair skating rink coaching Dan Jansen on those cold nights. I was a novice skater, but I remember Bob saying that my skates should be quiet while going around the rink. I won't forget Bob's dedication to coaching at the job site and the skating rink.


Posted by: Chris Lanser - San Diego, CA   Feb 18, 2018

Bobby Fenn, from St. Louis to Mn./St. Paul from West Allis to Champaign our East coast nemesis from a West coast competitor/friend, you helped make us champions in one way or the other. You our friend will be welcomed in your new home and missed by more than you know. Am happy we met years ago as men and got that chance to rekindle life.. Bless you and your family, sincerest love to you.


Posted by: John Keith - Thailand - friend   Nov 13, 2017
Bob Fenn - 1962 Eastern States Championships in Saratoga Springs.

I knew Bob as a competitor - mostly in east coast/Eastern Seaboard competitions with many U.S.Open, North American and National Indoor/outdoor championships. We had some great races - he bested me most of the time. I recall one of his first impressive Senior Men's wins at the 1962 Saratoga Eastern States Championships - after moving up from intermediate boys. He won all five finals, 220, 440, 880, 3/4 mile and 3 mile beating Arnold Urhlass (the 1961 Champion & Olympian).

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Posted by: Dave Lisi - Rochester, NY - friend   Oct 25, 2017

Samantha, reading all of these wonderful tributes to your Bob makes me so sad that I never got to personally know Bob better except through a family dinner years ago and then seeing him on and off as you were dating and then updates and stories from Trish. I was looking forward to getting to know Bob better - soon. I always thought that there would be time for that - later. And now later is not possible.

I always

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Posted by: MaryBeth Kirby - Milwaukee, WI   Oct 20, 2017

I met Bob at the Olympic Ice Rink in West Allis. He was a fierce competitor. He was a favorite of my father, Warren and mom, Lee Kellermann. They truly enjoyed his company and humor. I hope Bob was met by his friend Warren in heaven, I am sure they had a good laugh together.

Godspeed Bob


Posted by: Ned Kellermann - New Berlin, WI   Oct 19, 2017

My condolences for your loss. May the words at Isaiah 35:5,6 give you comfort and peace.


Posted by: A friend   Oct 17, 2017

I was so saddened to learn of the passing of Bobby Fenn. We grew up together in Flushing Queens NYC and we're best friends. Bob was an Usher in my wedding to Lily Uhler in 1968.
During our early years we trained together riding many miles along the Long Island Expressway service road, and skating in many arenas. We even went on cold winter nights to skate on the lake at Kissena Park when it was isolated.
I also fondly remember Bobs

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Posted by: Robert Leto - Schenectady, NY - Friend   Oct 17, 2017

I always will remember Bobby as a FIERCE competitor and fellow member of the ARMY cycling team in 1968.


Posted by: Bob Binetti - Bridgewater, NJ - Friend   Oct 17, 2017