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Donna Proctor

8 Months Ago

Bob Salo - Rip Friend

It deeply saddens me to share with you that Bob has passed on - He is now "In The Spirit!" I'm feeling very grateful that my friend is pain free and resting peacefully. My hope is that Carolyn and her sons have an easy transition...

Rather than start a new thread and lose all of your supportive contributions - I felt it best to keep everything togetherů as it should be.

I called on Marlene Burns to write a eulogy for our friend Bob, and as expected... she responded with her usual eloquent style and grace:

"I have been overwhelmed by the magnanimous outpouring of support, love and appreciation for our friend and colleague, Bob Salo. Rarely, if ever, has our online community been brought together in such a way, for the sole purpose of honoring a man so deserving of our praise.

It speaks of the man.....the empath who was so taken by the plight of others, that he felt an obligation to bring it to the attention of the rest of the world through the way he knew best..... through his art. If there is any doubt that art can extend beyond an artist's physical time on Earth, it should be put to rest. Bob's messages are gripping, real and powerful."

My appreciation and gratitude to all of you for your diligence in keeping this thread "alive." I too have been overwhelmed by your support and love for Bob. I know many of you will want to share before I close this thread, so I will keep it open until it fades into memory...

Please know - You ARE amazing!

--Donna Proctor

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Donna Proctor

8 Months Ago

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Janice Drew

8 Months Ago

How incredibly sad! My heart goes out to Bob and his family during this difficult time. Peace be with you on your journey. Your work is outstanding.
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Richard Rizzo

8 Months Ago

This is so sad, my heartfelt sympathy to him and his family.
May peace be with you Bob on your journey home.

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Warren Thompson

8 Months Ago

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Shine On...Wish I had known Bob better,

 

What terrible news. A truly wonderful man

 

Natalie Holland

8 Months Ago

I am deeply sorry to hear this very sad news. Bob, is a special person to me and a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Bob and his family during this difficult time.

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Shana Rowe

8 Months Ago

I'm so sorry to hear of this, I haven't personally had the opportunity to get to know him, but have seen his name hear many times in glowing terms. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

 

Roseann Caputo

8 Months Ago

Peace and warmth to Bob and his family.

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Gunter Nezhoda

8 Months Ago

Very sad, I did not know him but enjoyed his portfolio and found it very inspirational. Thankfully his art will live forever.

My best wishes to his wife and loved ones.
Thanks for the eye candy Bob ................... and have a save travel

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Patricia Strand

8 Months Ago

Sorry to hear this. Bob is a generous, thoughtful artist who I've long admired. My thoughts are with him and his family.

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Ann Powell

8 Months Ago

I only know Bob through his art, and I am a big fan. Wishing peace for Bob and his family.

 

Very sad news, this breaks my heart! I am so deeply sorry. My prayers are with him and his family.
His artwork is amazingly beautiful!!


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Carmen Hathaway

8 Months Ago

Thanks Donna for keeping everyone together ...

Bob -- we go back a while here on FAA....your gift you share with us ... your extraordinary vision of love, life and laughter is immeasurable.

Thank you.

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~ Carmen Hathaway

 

Marlene Burns

8 Months Ago

Bob,
You have enriched so many lives with whom you have come in contact. You have made each of us feel extra special
.In reality, it is YOU that is the special one. God bless you and your family. Prayers and thoughts for you in the coming days....

 

Roger Swezey

8 Months Ago

What a Dear Dear Man,...and a Wonderful Friend...He made me feel So Welcomed when I first joined this Family...Serious, when it called for seriousness....Compassionate , way beyond most everyone else....And FUNNY..Really Really Funny, when a good laugh was in order or when he felt that it was a great idea, to hit us with one of his "BOBORISMS" when we least expected it..

Bob, What a Joy to know you.

 

Vivian ANDERSON

8 Months Ago

thanks, Donna, for keeping us up with Bob's long,arduous,fight, though I am so deeply saddened by this news - Bob has been a stalwart friend,supporter,inspiration to me and so many others......Please convey my heartfelt sorrow at this turn of events, and hope he knows how many of us support him in his need - wishing you peace, dear Bob..............you have given us all so much happiness -

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Phyllis Wolf

8 Months Ago

I do not know Bob but I know of him and have seen some of his work.
His heartfelt care can be seen in his strikingly beautiful portrait work.
I hope his transition is not difficult with too much pain.
Thank you sir for sharing your vision.

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MM Anderson

8 Months Ago

I don't really know Bob, but I will say a prayer for him and his wife.

 

Carmen Hathaway

8 Months Ago

One of FAA's finest moments...August 2011 -- the FAA forum announcement Bob's chosen as recipient of the Tony Award

Bob Salo & the Tony Award


Then...It Has Arrived!

You're one class act, Bob....

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~ Carmen Hathaway

 

Michael Geraghty

8 Months Ago

So very sad to hear about the progression of Bob's illness, as I know that he has fought very hard these past years. Bob's contribution to the people of Haiti and the portrayal of their lives and culture has been enjoyed by many artists here on FAA, and also his contribution in raising awareness to the plight of the Haitian people after the Major earthquake. God bless you and your family Bob and give you the support you need at this time.

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Viet Tran

8 Months Ago

Bob Salo is a talented digital painter and very fine man whom I am honoured to be considered a friend of his. He has strong willpower, positive attitude, and a supporting family, especially his wife that have helped him keep this tough fight so far. I knew that it would come. Yet, I still cannot comprehend why many good people like Bob Salo have to leave this world soon.

Peace to Bob Salo and to his family.



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I'm very sad to hear this news. I've only known Bob through Fine Arts America yet his work and his overall persona has made an impact on my thoughts . It is hard to establish any kind of a difference between who he is and who he portrays in his art... because it is impossible. Seems to be a faithful man in every respect... with a deep spiritual anchor. I am also sure that this faith will be his greatest triumph in his most trying time.

My prayers go out to both Carolyn and Bob.

Respectfully,
Glenn McCarthy

 

Kevin OConnell

8 Months Ago

Never knew him, but his work looks amazing.
Thanks for sharing this Donna

 

Sharon Mau

8 Months Ago


. . Bob is a dear talented friend . . so distressed to learn this . . . my heart goes out to him and his beloved family . . .

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Mel Steinhauer

8 Months Ago

I never had the pleasure of really knowing, or meeting Bob, but he joined FAA shortly after I did in 2009. I of course admired his exceptional talent and works, just as many others have. It was indeed an honor and privilege when he extended sincere compliments to some of my works. We also exchanged a few emails from time to time.

I was not aware of his recent turn for the worse and I am very saddened to hear this news.

My thoughts and prayers will be for Bob and his loved ones. I know he is on his way to a better place where he will finally be free of his pain and suffering. Bob will be remembered always for his beautiful works and for being a kind, generous man.

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Peter Piatt

7 Months Ago

Very sad news to wake up to today, my heart and soul feels a bit empty knowing that Bob has passed on, but I also am glad that he is no longer in pain. My deepest condolences to Carolyn and her sons. Thank you Donna for keeping us informed.

 

Lois Bryan

7 Months Ago

Sail away to glory, my friend!!!

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Kendall Kessler

7 Months Ago

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. He will be missed.

 

Debra Chmelina

7 Months Ago

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A small tribute to Bob from my heart.

In our sorrow be with us

In our sorrow your paintings bring us joy
and remind us of the man behind them.
From the faces of each girl and boy
you reached out so we could find them.

From faces that smile through all despair
through your art to us they came.
In our sorrow we will be there
and in our heart you will remain.

Rest peacefully Bob. God bless.

 

Janice Drew

7 Months Ago

My deepest sympathy to Bob's family and friends. He was a fine man and talented artist. His legacy will live on through his work. May he rest in peace.

 

Bob was such a talented artist ,he will be missed. My sympathies to his family

 

Joy Bradley

7 Months Ago


My Sympathies to Carolyn and the family.
Bob was a dear friend.
May he rest in peace with Christ.
Thank you Donna for supporting Bob and his family and keeping in touch with all of us.

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He will not be forgotten...........

 

Patricia Sanders

7 Months Ago

I'm sorry to have never gotten to know Bob. My deepest sympathies to family and friends. May the next part of his spiritual journey be as full of such beautiful love and light as he shared here on earth.

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What an amazing and inspirational artist!

Namaste Bob

 

Patricia Sanders

7 Months Ago

I'm sorry to have never gotten to know Bob. My deepest sympathies to family and friends. May the next part of his spiritual journey be as full of such beautiful love and light as he shared here on earth.

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What an amazing and inspirational artist!

Namaste Bob

 

J Morgan Massey

7 Months Ago

Unfortunately, I never got the opportunity to know Bob, but he will live forever through his amazing creations.

 

Condolences to the family. Gonna miss the interaction that I had with Bob over the past four years. Thank God we have a visual compilation of some his most treasured thoughts to refer to.

 

Chani Demuijlder

7 Months Ago

I am so sad to read this. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. No, an artist never dies.

 

Daliana Pacuraru

7 Months Ago

Rest In Peace, Bob Salo. My sympathies to your family !

 

Daliana Pacuraru

7 Months Ago

'The end is only the beginning'

This is the first time I have attempted to echo my own artwork in poetic form. The poetry in this book has been inspired by an obsessive desire to search out my inner most thoughts and feelings from my everyday life experiences.
Some of the words are based on my own feelings but most are just life moments & observations that we all have experienced at one time or another.
The artwork in some cases was developed with a definite purpose in mind and others were developed through a process of exploration & experimentation. These are the artistic endeavors I enjoy the most.
The combination of my poetry and artwork hopefully leaves enough room for the reader of this book to explore my perspectives and also draw on his or her own interpretations & introspective viewpoints.
BOB SALO

http://www.blurb.com/books/2649078-the-end-is-only-the-beginning-13-x11

 

Maria Disley

7 Months Ago

Oh! No! So sad, but what a wonderful way to leave with the love of so many friends with you. Rest in peace Bob. Always remembered. Condolences to his close and loving family.

 

Dale Ford

7 Months Ago

I know Bob only through his extraordinary art. Since art is never a separate thing from the one who creates it, I can only imagine what an extraordinary man Bob Salo must have been.

 

Skip Hunt

7 Months Ago

Only just saw this. Didn't know Bob well, but he always seemed like a good egg.

RIP Mr. Salo

 

Gene Gregory

7 Months Ago

All the best to his family, and may his work live on forever.

 

Dean Harte

7 Months Ago

Condolences to all his family and friends, sad news indeed.

 

Donna Proctor

6 Months Ago

For those who are interested... Here is a link to Bob's Memorial service on Wednesday:

http://www.smithsfh.com/book-of-memories/1831720/Salo-Bob-Bohdan/obituary.php


--Donna Proctor

 

E B Schmidt

6 Months Ago

Prayers and condolences to the family. He will be deeply missed.

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Marlene Burns

6 Months Ago

Donna, do you have the address for Joy and Hope of Haiti so that we can make donations?

 

Donna Proctor

6 Months Ago

Marlene, thank you for asking. I do not... but I believe this is the website:

http://www.joyandhopeofhaiti.com/

This is a rough week for Carolyn and her family so I am asking very few questions and just taking what she gives me when she texts me.

I heard from Joy and I think the plan is to send Carolyn flowers to her home, together... we both plan to donate to The Joy & Hope of Haiti in Bob's name, as well.

Hope the link is helpful. When I hear back from Carolyn, I'll ask if I have the right link to the charity - but considering the information on the site, I'm 99.9% it's the right one. But, I'd wait for confirmation.

--Donna Proctor

 

Kelley Lee McDonald

6 Months Ago

Dear Donna and Marlene, What a great job you both are doing! Terrific tribute and promotion, so wonderful to learn you'll both be taking over Bob's cause! I'm sure his family is so happy you two are taking care of the details so they're free to grieve quietly, and honestly. Really good work! :-)

 

Marlene Burns

6 Months Ago

Kelley, I have done nothing except try to support one dear friend as she has so beautifully taken care of another......

as an aside, if this is the correct website, there is going to be a major fundraiser at the end of May....some artists may want to consider donating art instead of writing a check to Bob's pet charity....

 

Ely Arsha

6 Months Ago

A truly gentle soul, My prayers go out to Bob's family and friends.

 

Donna Proctor

6 Months Ago

Hello, Hello...

Just a pop in to say that today is Bob Salo's memorial service. It actually begins at noon EST and goes through 1:00 pm. Because I can't be there with Carolyn at this time, I assured her that I am in solidarity... and will be taking the hour to think about the many wonderful conversations I've had with Bob; his fabulous art; his mission in life - and his passion for the children and people of Haiti.

I hope those of you who also have fond memories, may also take a few moments today to remember our friend, his art and his passion.

I'll close this thread in the next day or two.

Thanks,

--Donna Proctor

EDIT @ Marlene - Yes, it is the correct website.

 

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