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David Brewer from Reston, VA wrote on April 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm:
I was one of Bob's many cousins on his mother's side of the family (the Brewer family). He was known as Bobby to us. My wife Ellen and I learned of his passing only this past week. Although we had not seen Bobby in many years, we were shocked and saddened by his death. As another proud Wahoo, I'm so sorry that Bobby was not around to watch UVA win the whole March Madness in basketball this year. I am hoping that he was able to see those incredible games from a better place! Our hearts go out to his family, and to the family of his sister Diane.
Pete Tortolini from Virginia Beach wrote on April 20, 2019 at 10:53 am:
I knew Bob for many years. I considered him one of my closest Friends. Bob recruited me from my job selling Mercedes Benz in Va. Beach to becoming his Marketing Director in 1989 when he started Hampton Roads Publishing. We had some Great Times together; and published and promoted some really Great Authors. Bo had always ben a pretty good tennis player and while I was at Hampton Roads I convinced Bob to pick up the sport of Racquetball (my Passion). He became a very good player in a shot period of time. A more Generous Man, I have not met. I will miss him. Love you Dearly Bob
Yves Patak from Zurich, Switzerland wrote on March 9, 2019 at 3:17 am:
Even though Bob and I only knew each other through emails, it was an honor to know him and to publish one of my books with him. I trust he is in a wonderful place now.
Yves
Marilyn Mars from Faber, VA wrote on February 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm:
Bob and Beth joined us for a small celebration at our home and we met again where a friendship began to form but time got away from us. We enjoyed Bob's perspective and his sense of humor, finding the absurdity in life's processes. I hope he is catching the humor of being remembered by people he hardly knew.
Devra Jacobs from Eureka wrote on February 21, 2019 at 5:37 pm:
I will miss you Bob, but I know I will see you again in my next life. Thank you for always standing in your ethics and being in truth with your business. You were a good friend and a great publisher to my authors. Now dance like no one is watching!
Michael A. Zimmerman from Virginia Beach wrote on February 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm:
I grew up going to UVA games with Bob, Matt, and Jon. I got to know Katie and later Beth at these games and of course became very close with the brothers Friedman. To say that Bob was extended family is an understatement. He was always there at every game with dad and me. He celebrated the highs, beating Florida State and the very lows, losing to Georgia Tech... (or every single VPI loss for that matter) Bob always remained calm whenever VA pulled defeat from the jaws of victory, something I could never do. This may sound trivial but knowing someone through the lens of that kind of intense emotional lens changes your viewpoint.
We will miss him and his calm, quiet, and always easy manor. My family will miss his easy companionship. The world is less of a place in his absence.
Lee Milteer from Va Beach wrote on February 3, 2019 at 1:05 pm:
It was BECAUSE of Bob Friedman that I started writing books. He took me to lunch many years ago when I was just a speaker and convinced me that I had several good bestselling books inside of me. I thought he was crazy in the beginning but he showed me my own abilities and pushed me to write and let him publish them. I have known and loved Bob for many years and feel deeply sad to know of his passings. He truly was a good soul and man and left a huge impact in my life and in the world. Sending to his family great love. He was such a Huge LIGHT on earth.