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  • Rob Clack
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    Terrible news. One of the nicest people on forums. Like many people here I have never met him. He kept himself to himself and never seemed to have a cross word with anyone (maybe once) and that is quite a rare feat in this field which tells you a lot about him.

    Not only will I miss reading his posts I will miss his humour which has graced here and Casebook.

    A very sad day.

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  • Jerry Dunlop
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    Sad to hear

    Oh man! What a great loss. I'm so sorry to hear this. Robert always reached out a hand when I got stuck in my research efforts. He will certainly be missed by me! I always enjoyed his sense of humor.

    Rest in Peace my friend! And blessings of comfort to your family and friends.

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  • Michael Banks
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    Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
    He made his last Forums post on June 10th, 2020.

    Great wit, highly intelligent, and always desirous of harmony in the community.

    Since knowledge of his passing reached us today, every December 8th will be henceforth, Robert Linford Day.
    Great idea. Iíll certainly be toasting him.

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  • Michael Banks
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    This is awful news. Not only a very knowledgeable guy but also a very nice guy who was generous with his time and advice when Iíve asked for it. Also a great sense of humour of course. Iíve often looked in on threads here following research being rolled out and as I've said on Casebook I always thought of Robert, Debra and Gary as a kind of Three Musketeers.

    A sad loss and my condolences to his family, friends and those on here that knew him much better than I did.

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  • Cris Malone
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    Yes, Bob always thought of others. No telling how many he's helped with genealogical research. What I most admired about him was his uncanny wit.

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  • Howard Brown
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    He made his last Forums post on June 10th, 2020.

    Great wit, highly intelligent, and always desirous of harmony in the community.

    Since knowledge of his passing reached us today, every December 8th will be henceforth, Robert Linford Day.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Thanks, How. Iíd seen a photo of him before but not those.

    He had a bit of a look of this man, I thought. I know Rob was a fan.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v1hPsUomlbg

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  • Howard Brown
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    Gary:

    I never met nor talked to him...our communication was confined to chat or here on the boards. Nicest guy I never met.

    This is Bob from 2014 ( at left) with Nats Severn and Joe Chetcuti



    ....and Bob



    Photos posted on Casebook back in 2014.

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  • Cogidubnus
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    Terrible news...it sounds a cliche, but a gentleman and a scholar...Rest in Peace Robert...

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
    Received the awful news that Bob passed away from Covid-19 symptoms. Bob had COPD and had mentioned having cancer to me in an email a month ago, when he, typically, thought of someone other than himself and asked me to post an RIP to a Casebook member.

    This is going to be a tough one to deal with. Like many here, I will miss him very, very much and will continue to think of him daily as I have been during these frightening times.

    I don't know when Bob was born nor do I know the exact date of his passing.

    Please leave a post with your fond memories of this wonderful example of a human being and Ripperologist.

    Rest In Peace, my great friend.
    That’s devastating news. A huge loss to Ripperology and to this site in particular. I never met Robert in person, but it feels like a personal loss too.

    Rest In Peace, Robert.

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  • Howard Brown
    started a topic Robert Linford : Rest In Peace To The Best Of Us

    Robert Linford : Rest In Peace To The Best Of Us

    Received the awful news that Bob passed away from Covid-19 symptoms. Bob had COPD and had mentioned having cancer to me in an email a month ago, when he, typically, thought of someone other than himself and asked me to post an RIP to a Casebook member.

    This is going to be a tough one to deal with. Like many here, I will miss him very, very much and will continue to think of him daily as I have been during these frightening times.

    I don't know when Bob was born nor do I know the exact date of his passing.

    Please leave a post with your fond memories of this wonderful example of a human being and Ripperologist.

    Rest In Peace, my great friend.
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