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Robert W Butler
  • 61 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 6, 1953
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 14, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
Let the memory of Robert be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert Butler, 61, born on August 6, 1953 and died on January 14, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Darlene Zimbardi on 14th January 2016

"Thinking about you today. Thanks for inspiring us to pick up guitar. Allen & Darlene"

This tribute was added by Darlene Zimbardi on 6th August 2015

"Happy Birthday Bob. Thinking of you and Sarah today."

This tribute was added by Kacy Green on 6th August 2015

"Happy birthday Bob. You are forever missed."

This tribute was added by Pat Gross on 29th January 2015

"I met Bob in 1986 in the neuropsychology post-doc at UCLA.  Bob was brilliant, and could be relied on for his ascerbic wit. You knew Bob was feeling good when he'd remark, "I'm a happy camper."  He said that often after he met Sarah.  We saw each other often at our annual conferences.  In Acapulco, we had a long hilarious dinner with other UCLA post-doc alums, in which we competed to make the best jokes.  Bob was primo in that area.  I also helped him pick out a fire opal at a street market for Sarah.  He repeated with such awe, "She's a frist grade teacher."  He seemed very proud of her.  i saw Bob last March and met Sarah in Chattanooga.  Sarah, he will be sorely missed by me and by our group."

This tribute was added by danny hughes on 27th January 2015

"Bob and I met while he was in Tennessee and I, like everyone else, fell immediately in love with the guy. Bob was the light and we were drawn to it. Some of the light has gone out of the world. My heart grieves for you.   Until we meet again, bro   Vaya con Dios."

This tribute was added by Sunita Patel on 26th January 2015

"I will remember Bob for his kindness of spirit, fairness, and mentorship. He inspired many to follow in his footsteps, particularly in the area of cognitive remediation for children with cancer. His death is a significant loss. We will remember him well for his many scientific contributions. I will miss his presence in the world. May he rest peacefully..."

This tribute was added by Janet Gillespie on 25th January 2015

"Bob could really make Sarah smile.....He was great about picking out the most beautiful things for her....a lovely skirt, a necklace, earrings, beautiful things that looked lovely on her.....Many times when I would ask her the story behind the gift she'd just glow. I told him that once and he really,really glowed!

As a school psychologist, I attended two lectures where Bob presented some of his OHSU research regarding strategies to increase childrens learning and attention.  The presentations were excellent and I left with several viable strategies to use  right away in the classroom. Bob cared about the work he did and he cared about seeing kids get better after cancer. He had a big heart and is in my prayers....."

This tribute was added by Darlene Zimbardi on 25th January 2015

"From Allen Maertz:
What I remember best about Bob is his sense of humor.  My favorite story was of him relaying the story of himself singing the Barney song to his pediatric patients….multiple times. We will miss him and his wit.  Allen"

This tribute was added by Darlene Zimbardi on 24th January 2015

"Bob made such a difference in young cancer patients lives.  He struggled greatly with his own battle with cancer.  Sorry to have lost you at such a young age. Rest in peace with Molly and Megan to keep you company."

This tribute was added by Sally Willson on 24th January 2015

"Bob was a true friend and it's hard to believe I'll never hear his voice again.  The world will miss this gentle, caring soul."

This tribute was added by Kacy Green on 24th January 2015

"I'm sorry I never had the pleasure of meeting Bob. He sounds like a wonderful husband, friend, stepfather, pet parent and human being. My thoughts are with Sarah and all the others who loved him. Rest peacefully Bob..."

This tribute was added by Christine Smith on 23rd January 2015

"Loved animals, loved kids, loved his wife. Really, what an incredible man. There are no goodbyes. You will always be in our heart, Bob."


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