- 62 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 22, 1951
- Date of passing: Feb 14, 2014
|"Lived, Loved, Laughed, Worked Hard & Had a Wonderful Life...|
Bob peacefully passed away on February 14, 2014. After serving in the US Army, he became an entrepreneur at the age of 22 and built his company, Rolloffs Hawaii Inc over the next 35 years. As business partners with his wife and sons his business ventures include RRR Recycling Services and Fresh Catch. Bob was a very hardworking, trustworthy and respectable man loved and admired by family & friends alike. He shared his passions of building and cruising in his 1932-1937 street rods in Hawaii and stateside, along with boating and deep sea fishing.
He is survived by his wife & highschool sweetheart Linda, mother Bernice Lane, sons Dominic (Miki-Lee), Reno (Mahealani) and Bobby.
Five grandchildren: Reno Jr, Kaimana, Adam, Keira & Cole,
Sisters – Virginia and Judy.
A “Memory Gathering” celebrating Bob’s life and funtimes will be held on March 16, 2014, Heeia State Park Hall/Ulu Mau Village from 3pm-6pm. If desired, the family suggests donations to the American Kidney Foundation – Hawaii Chapter or American Diabetes – Hawaii Chapter.
Please share your memories or photos of Bob on this website.
"Aloha" Bob...you will be greatly missed but remembered always.
"Happy Belated Birthday Bob! Was at the Hotrod Reunion in Bakersfield, Ca last weekend. I remember all the trips we went to...car shows...drags. Good times well spent with you my friend. I miss you choke! Love you my braddah!"
"Happy Birthday Uncle, we all miss you so much. ❤️"
"Happy birthday big bob miss u brudah love u dad"
"You are still in our Hearts and Prayers and will continue to be for a long time to come.
The Letchford Family"
2 years with out you sucks, but you would be happy to know Denver won the Super Bowl"
I wish you were here to see Peyton Manning and the Broncos win the Super Bowl. I know you would have the biggest smile and be so happy.
I miss you so much and think of you often.
"Happy Birthday Bob!
You are always in our hearts and memories!
Love, The Letchford Family
Todd, Michelle, Meaghan, and Madison"
"Always in my heart......knew today was s pecial day and had to search my memory on why. Then it dawned on me it is Uncle Bob's birthday. Sending hugs and prayers to the family on this special day. Hope you and Paul are not getting in trouble and know that you are missed."
"Happy Birthday Bob! Always thinking about the good times we shared. Miss you plenty my friend! Love you...Jason"
"Happy Birthday to our dear nephew, we miss you so much. hope your flying with Angels and not giving them a hard time. Remember your own quote? "Nobody Cares". But we always have and always will.
We love you so much!
Uncle Mito and Aunty Barbara"
"My handsome cousin, Happy Birthday, I do miss and think of you so often. I have so many wonderful memories of you. I love you cousin Bob. Tell all of our family that I love and miss them as well."
"Always in our Hearts! - Sending you all our LOVE on your special day.
Happy Birthday Bob! We Love and Miss You."
"Happy birthday dad love u miss u so much aloha"
"Wow! A year has gone by...unbelievable. I miss you plenty Bob! Memories of you are cherished forever. "Nobody Cares" Love you my friend!...Jason"
It has been a year since you left us - amazing that much time has gone by already. You are very much missed by your family and friends and we think of you fondly every day - often with laughter and yet with sadness that you had to leave us so soon. I continue to ask for blessings for you and for Linda and the boys. Love you!"
I miss you so much. This weekend we were up in Lahaina fishing the Lahaina Jackpot and Halloween shoot out fishing tournament. It brought back a lot of memories of when you used to take me fishing in the tournaments. I miss making Kim Chee sandwiches for you and grabbing you budweisers all day. Even when I am sea sick and dying, you used to always call for me to grab you something. Good laughs looking back at it now. We caught a 27 lb mahi mahi and lost a really large marlin. We opened up a beer to toast for you dad, and as soon as we poured it in the ocean, a huge marlin came and took our pole. Out of nowhere the line snapped. I think it was you in spirit to give us a good run and sight of hope! I know you were in our presence and letting us know you were with us. Probably laughing at us but I know I will see you in my next life dad. I love you so much and thank you for all the good memories and laughs in Lahaina.
P.S. The boat was too quiet, I miss you yelling at us. We felt you in our presence. Aloha oi."
"Happy Birthday Bob!
We miss you and think of you often.
Love, the Letchfords"
"Happy Birthday Uncle Bob, we miss you!"
"A very special Happy Birthday Bob...we all miss you greatly. Hope you enjoyed our special birthday gathering at your gravesite (video uploaded)....eating your favorite birthday meal...Chinese Food.
It was very special with your sons, grandkids, family & friends. We know that you are still nearby and will always be in our hearts.
Called Kehau with your annual "Happy Birthday" greeting on both your special days.
"Happy birthday Uncle Big Bob-hope you and Paul are celebrating your special day and licking your fingers and wiping them on the inside of your pant legs,,,,,so may memories."
"Happy Birthday Bob think of you often, sitting around Kens house looking at his rubbish trucks brings back some really good memories Go find my dad (uncle frank) and have a cold one to celebrate have a
Love from the gomes family here in kona."
"Happy Birthday Bob. Your family and all of your freinds are thinking of you."
"I'm sitting and thinking every moment of today, missing you my friend. Only wishing I could say Happy Birthday once again as I had for many years. But now it's sent to heaven.
You aimed for true perfection. Anything less just wouldn't do. Mistakes would need correction, needed or not..that was you.
So many years of fun trips. I can not believe they are now gone. I miss you more than words can say. Though your legacy will still live on.
I miss your ways...a heart of gold you were. I hope you know how thankful I was to have you there for me always. A true friend you will always be.
Happy Birthday Bob!
"Every time I go to kaneohe through the H-3 and look at the ocean, I think of you and wish you were still with us. I then have to remind myself that you are all around us. I have always been so proud of your accomplishments, humbleness and how giving you have always been. Happy Birthday my handsome cousin from my heart to your heart.
Love you always cousin Cheryl Anne."
"My Friend, I think of you often, so many memories I miss those chats we had over a beer...just talking trash, every way you did it, it was a classic......All my Aloha to the Ohana
Keep the wind at your back...and Calm Seas
I'll see you out there...I Love you Brother
"I love you dad I always have and I want you to know that your name will never die. One day I will have three kids and name them all Robert my home will be called the House of Bobs. I will see you again pops take care thank you for being there for me always. Hanapa'a Nobody Cares"
"I met the Henriques family 2 years ago, as a contractor working in Kapolei.
In a short time, I felt the true spirit of Aloha. You opened your home to my wife and I on Easter Sunday, and made us feel like part of the family.
The legacy of Bob will be carried on in his friends and family who were gifted with knowing him. Aloha.
John and Barbara Rueckert"
"Linda and family. It was a privilege to have met Bob and your family, and we are grateful for the help you have given us since the passing of our Dad John O'Toole. Our prayers are with you. Kevin and Peter."
"To LInda & The Boys,
We're so sorry for your loss and he will be missed dearly.
Todd, Michelle, Meaghan, & Madison Letchford"
"Linda and Family our heart and prayers go out to you all on your big loss in your lives Bob. Bob was an awesome Man and we loved him heaps. On our trips to Hawaii it was a must that we came and saw you both and we were always made so welcome. Thank you. You are a strong lady Linda ( one of the most strongest and respected ladies I know) and Bob would have passed on knowing that you would be ok.
Time is a healer and memories are our refuge and God is our Strength.
Love to you all x x x Des and Shona ( Graeme's sis)"
"Sending our Love & Aloha out to our uncle bobby you always will be in our hearts you sure will be missed .... !!!! Love Da LANES... Uncle John , Anty Tiny ,Cousin Paul , Niece Tatiana ,Briana,Nephew Kalei and DA Lane Ohana ..... !!!!"
"Our thoughts are with you and your family as you celebrate such a special man today Linda."
"God will definitely show you all the way to smile again. We know this experience will change you forever. Just remember the good times you shared with Bob and all the love he gave you and the Ohana throughout the years. He is not gone. He will live in your hearts forever.
You and your Ohana are in our prayers."
"Dear Cousin Linda, I am going to share my long secret with all of you. When I was about 10, I was so in love whith my cousin Bob. I thought he was the most handsome guy that walked the face of the earth. Maybe I would marry him one day. LOL One day this other beautiful women shows up (Linda) and I was so crushed. My life was over. LOL He loved and admired you so much. Cousin Bob loved his sons, daughter in laws, grandchildren, his mom, dad, sisters, brother, and the rest of the family and frends. I will always admire your accomplishments together and will always love him in my heart."
"hi cuz, sorry to hear. our condolences to you and your family.
"Dearest Aunty Linda,
Our Hearts ache for the passing of Uncle Bob, he was a Smart, Hard Working and Funny guy ever, It was an honor to have him in our lives. May God put his hand upon You, Dominic, Reno & Bobby Boy and Heal your Hearts as this is where he'll always be. Love you all... Tony, Dana, Tiana & Danen ❤️"
"Dear Linda and Family,
Our sincere condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you. God bless you!
Love, Cookie and Family"
"Aunty Linda and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Bob was always such caring and generous person. I am so glad to have had him in my life. He will be greatly missed.
"Dear Aunty Linda, Dominic, Reno, and Bobby,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Bob was such a wonderful, kind and generous man. Uncle Bob and Aunty Linda were very kind to let me live with them for a couple of years. Uncle Bob would cook amazing dinners, and only every now and then ask me if I was planning on getting married anytime soon :).
One thing I remember most about Uncle Bob is that he was a big Peyton Manning fan. I have always been a Denver Broncos fan, and over the past two years we have enjoyed discussing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. I know Uncle Bob was just as excited as I was that the Broncos and Peyton made it to the Superbowl this year.
We all miss him very much and will never forget his usual pose, smiling with a shaka.
Love to you all,
Keala, Dale, and Emi"
Boto just called me, so sorry to hear about the passing of Bobby, I'm in shock, we had so many good times and many memories together growing up in Kailua and he will truly be missed by many God bless you Linda and your family, Take care and my prayers will be with you all"
"Linda and Sons,
Bob was the most thoughtful and generous person who will be greatly missed. He inherited the best traits of his parents – the business acumen and knowing how to work hard, his generosity, kindness and compassion which he passed on to his sons. He was also very persistent, which I remember him as a young kid pedaling on his bike miles through Kailua, to get to our house to see “the love of his LIFE”. Their journey together started when (as he told the story), he wanted to meet “LC” because he heard that her father raised pigeons. Well, that turned out to be the wrong “LC”, but he did meet “LC” who became his lifelong mate! One of the many gifts he gave Linda, besides a B-I-G stuffed dog, was an Easter gift of rabbits which to our surprise soon turned out to be a family of bunnies! Linda thought there were rats in the rabbit hutch, but they were the newborn babies. ;)
Because of Bob’s generosity, my husband used to tease him saying “adopt me”!
We miss him and loved him very much and will be here to support all of you!
"Dear Linda, Dom, Reno and Bobby,
I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your dad. He was such a kind, generous, and thoughtful person that we will all miss greatly. The legacy that he left is that I see him living on in each of you – thinking of others and always willing to help out, working so hard , but playing hard and knowing how to have fun and enjoying life, walking softly , but having a loud yell every now and then! Please know that I will always be here to help you out in any way that I can, as your dad was always there to help out all of us in his “family”! Love, Auntie Kat"
"Dearest Linda and family-It has taken me days to wrap my mind around the thought that Bob is gone. Some many memories of our wonderful time together as a part of the family. From that first meeting on Easter so many years ago, when we crashed your dinner and fell in love with you all at first sight. The boy's trips to car shows and car races or Paul just relaxing on your patio and just making himself at home -to the sister's trips- to just visiting. Bob and your friendship over the years has meant so much to my family and we have treasured the kindness and love shown by you both to all of us. Bob will always be Uncle Bob, we loved him and will miss him. Hold the wonderful memories of him close to your hearts, he was a great man and a great friend.
Love Cheryl and Family"
"Linda and family.so sorry to hear about bob he will be miss.our prays go out to you and the family aloha"
"Aloha Linda and family Sorry to hear about Bob our thoughts and prayers our with all of you. Bob was a awesome person funny, kind and would do anything for family. He was always a happy person. We have lots of great memories of him we will miss him dearly.All our love
from kona, Lorrie Keith and family."
"Linda and family, It was very sad to hear of the passing of Bob. There was so much fun in our lives with the both of you growing up with the both of you in Kailua. This guy used to do so much crazy stuff to make you laugh all the time. I can close my eyes and remember all the crazy things he used to do when we all drove trucks for Oahu Refuse. I am sure Clayton and Gabe can back me up. He was and will always be there when you need him. I remember the night he left for the Army, we were at the airport and of course he was himself, just clowning around like it was just another day. We left a lot of tears there, mostly from you. Both of you proved what love is and how long it could last. Till today, every time I hear that song by Diana Ross, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I think of the both of you. Take care and god bless you and your family. Love to all of you. Cliff Boteilho"
"Aloha, Linda and family
My prayers are with your family.
A Hui Hou and God Bless
Julie Knudsen, Molokai"
"A special "Thank You" for your thoughts and prayers for Bob & our family. Bob had a great life and is now "healthy & floating with the angels".
Aloha from the Henriques Family"
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