Condolence & Memory Journal

I have just learned of Bob's death tonight. I am so sorry to hear this news. I was a student at Webster Groves High School from 1972 to 1975. As a matter of fact, I never had Mr. Eastin as a teacher but my dad, Jerry Knight, was the principal during Bob's years at WGHS. I also had the privilege of serving with Bob on the Board of Directors of the Howard A. Latta Scholarship Fund.

He was one heck of a storyteller!

Nancy Knight Lindemood

Posted by Nancy Knight Lindemood - Fort Collins, CO - Student, fellow Board member   June 28, 2015

I have great memories of our time as student and the Central Missouri State College, now Central Missouri University. Bob was a class ahead of me and was a great role model as a college student.

Posted by Gordon White - Carbondale, IL - college classmate   May 26, 2015

Remembering Bob.

Bob will be greatly missed. I think he was a friend to everyone. He was involved in so many things. The Museum of Transport was a great passion for him going back to when he was a teenager and the museum was just a collection of junk train engines, cars, parts and paper documents. Before driving he would ride the streetcar out and stay the weekend.

I first knew Bob when we came together in Junior High from separate grade schools. He was the one that informed me of the job opening at Kleisly's in what must have been 1954 and we all know where that went. I spent the rest of my working career in Pharmacy.

Our lives had crossed many times since and we always had great conversations.

To friendship, Don Wolff

Posted by Don Wolff - Chesterfield, MO - Friend   May 25, 2015

Bob was instrumental in helping me research my father's family tree, even though Bob and I are related through our mothers. He so admired my father's service in WWII. We traveled to Ft. Smith, AR, to research the Bollingers and toured the local cemeteries. He knew how to find documents related to property, birth and deaths, and cemeteries in the Ft. Smith library. He took me to the WWII Memorial dedication in Washington, DC, to represent my father, a Navy veteran (deceased). Who but Cousin Bob would care about this? He told me just recently that my father, Russell Bollinger, bought Bob his first suit when he was a teenager, after Uncle Gene had passed away.

I have many good memories of Cousin Bob. My mother, Elsie Mae Hartmann Bollinger, completely and totally loved her nephew Bob, at least as much as she loved me. Maybe more.

Blessings, Bob, on your great train ride to heaven, because that is where you surely are.

Posted by Lynne Bollinger Donoghue - Gurnee, IL - First Cousin   May 24, 2015