I only came to know Bob in relatively recent years, since we shared a habit of following Ealing at home and around the country. It was particularly at the away games such as Jersey, Penzance, Doncaster and others that Bob, Angela my wife and I would be ever presents amongst a tiny Ealing contingent, and inevitably staying over, that we got to know Bob. He was most charming and courteous man, whose company we much enjoyed. I particularly remember a recent visit to Jersey, staying at the Radisson Hotel and sharing a great evening over dinner.
It was a great shock when Bob told us of his terminal cancer, and even greater that he died so soon after.
Our condolences to his family, he will most certainly be missed.