(March 20, 1947 - Jan. 15, 2012)
After Bob moved to Baltimore (to be with his then-SO, Lee Smoire), he became active in the Baltimore-Washington area and became prominent throughout fandom as an active bidder for the successful Baltimore in '83 Worldcon bid. He traveled to numerous conventions around the country to throw bidding parties and give "Backrubs for Baltimore," usually accompanied by Scott Dennis ("Squirrel"). He lived in Smof Central.
He was a civil engineer who helped build the Ft. McHenry Tunnel.
He became part of the Xanadu Project and moved to California along with Roger Gregory, Hugh Daniel and other fans who worked on what almost (but not quite) invented the World Wide Web. He had by that time married Toots Larue and gafiated. Afterward, he lived in the Chicago area, and had moved to Houghton, MI, by the time of his death.
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