[GreenKeys] Somewhat OT: RIP Robert "Bob" Hall, Jr. (Jan 5th 1957 - July 28th 2015)

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 22:35:14 CDT 2015

Hey Virgil / anyone who might know & care,

I'd known the man for well over a decade - first made his acquaintance when
he became a customer of the boutique Hi-End audio outfit I used to work
for. Spent a lot of phone-time working with him, trying to get various
issues sorted out in his system. Only met in person on one occasion, when
he came to visit in St. Paul..

But that was all well over ten years back, and we've stayed in-touch -
loosely at times - ever since. A few years back, when car trouble stranded
my wife in the Chicagoland area, Bob was nice enough to "take over" and see
her through to a safe place to stay, and get her vehicle repaired. At that
time, it had been at least two or three years since we'd last spoken, and
the moment I called on him he was just "right there" to do whatever was
needed to help - and quite late at night, for that matter. I think I phoned
him at around 11-12PM.

Since those days, we'd mostly kept in touch via his dollartothegiant at gmail
dispatches - but all of that stopped, very suddenly, about two months ago.
It was around that time when I received a note from him, mentioning that he
was in hospital with end-stage pancreatic cancer. Of course, I mailed him
immediately - and he called me the next morning, but I missed it. Then we
played a round of tag' - and that was the last of him.

Really sorry to know he's gone. We need more men like him, in this great
nation of ours.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:38 PM, Virgil Bierschwale <vbiersch at gmail.com>

> I've got his stuff here at Keep America At Work.
> I knew he was bad, but I had NOT heard this and I'm very sorry to hear
> this.
> http://keepamericaatwork.com/category/bob-hall/
> I never had the opportunity to meet him, but we exchanged emails
> frequently and I wish I had been able to meet him.
> Virgil
> Keep America At Work
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:33 PM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Friends,
>> I know some of us knew Bob Hall, an amazing character, who spent the last
>> decade of his life crusading for the restoration of US manufacturing and
>> railing against the perils of the Giant in the East - among other things.
>> Sadly, I learned only today that Bob passed away on July 28th, 2015, due
>> to intractable pancreatic cancer. Our friend was a tender 61 years in age.
>> You can find a page, with an obit here: http://tinyurl.com/paspfax
>> Rest in Peace, Bob.. your 'dispatches from the front' will be missed. We
>> need more voices like we had known in Bob hall.
>> (It seems all of his content has been removed from FB and YT. Might still
>> remain in archive.org)
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