|Robert A. Zynn, Sr.|
Sept. 1, 1940 - Jan 6, 2012
|Bob with is fellow agriculture students (he is the tall guy standing in the middle in the back) 1959|
Just last week I stopped in the card store to stock up on sympathy cards. At my age (70) my friends and former classmates are starting to die with increasing frequency. Just since our last class reunion in 1999, four of my classmates and three of their spouses have died. With a week into the new year, already I'm addressing a sympathy card to the spouse of my friend Bob Zynn.
|Bob (behind the grill holding the can) and me (red shirt to the right) and our fellow classmates at a reunion picnic in 2003 - another friend (man in the sunglasses on the left) also has passed on|
Bob Zynn, who is featured in this blog posting was a neighbor of mine when Bill and I lived in Pennsylvania. Bill and I knew his Bob and his wife Sandy well. Bob and Sandy were on the class reunion committee as I was also.
|Bob and his wife Sandy|
I know it is the usual thing to say when someone passes on how wonderful they were. Sometimes that isn't always true. This is not the case with Bob Zynn. Bob was one of those rare individuals who was truly kind, caring and a real gentleman.
|A reunion committee meeting - Bob is in the blue shirt to the left in the back - I'm in the front with the tanned knees|
Bob was ill for about four years and his illness at times put a great hardship on his wife and family but through it all Bob remained the sweet and gentle guy that he always was.
|Bob with fellow classmate Jean Swisher - always popular with the ladies|
As one goes along in life we meet and interact with many people. Some bad, some good and then there are those people who are truly special people. Bob was one of those people. We wasn't famous and he wasn't rich but he had that indelible "something" that few have - he was a true gentleman. That is the first word that comes to my mind when I think of Bob.
|Bob, always a smile and a laugh and kind eyes|
Bob, thank you for being my friend.
|Bob and I at our 40th Class reunion 1999|