Condolence & Memory Journal

I appreciated Robert's positive attitude and friendliness. He made you happy to see him. And the parties he and Susan generously hosted allowed us to get to know our colleagues better.

Posted by Janet Formichelli - Canfield, OH - Coworker   May 24, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to Susan and Robert's family. Robert interviewed me for a position at Kent State. Our meeting was like finding a long lost relative. Over the years, I have thought of him often. May your memories provide comfort.

Posted by Karynne Turner - Rome, Italy - coworker   April 24, 2017

my deep condolences to you susan your children and my cousins pam patrice and many fond memories of our familiy's close ties growing up... ron goeke

Posted by ron goeke - philadelphia, PA - Family   March 24, 2017

My thoughts are with Robert's family. I had the opportunity to work with Robert as a doctoral student and I am very grateful for his guidance and rigor that helped me launch a successful career in academia.

Posted by Lori Long - Olmsted Falls, OH - Student   March 21, 2017

Thoughts and prayers to Susan and your children and extended family. I will be forever grateful to Robert for sharing his experience, expertise, and joy for exploring with me. He co-chaired my dissertation and made it possible for me to find a joyful and rewarding life in academia. Prayers and serene thoughts to all - he will be missed.

Posted by Patti Meglich - Omaha, NE - Student   March 20, 2017

Peace, prayers and blessings. I had the pleasure of working with Robert at Kent State. Robert always had a smile to help brighten your day and his up beat personality will always be remembered. He will be greatly missed.
Terri Harmon

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. Charles Dickens

Posted by Terri Harmon - Mantua, OH - Coworker   March 20, 2017

We will always remember Robert from sharing the row at the KSU women's basketball games. He would have really enjoyed this season.
Nena and Ken Hankins

Posted by Nena Hankins - Kent, OH - Acquaintance   March 19, 2017

Susan & family
I am so sad to hear that Robbie passed away. I will remember him fondly. I cherished all the Goeke family parties at Uncle Hanks house, where he was an older cousin that I admired. He was always kind to me. You are all in my prayers.
Beth & family

Posted by Beth Goeke Kerr - Titusville, NJ - Family   March 19, 2017

My deepest condolences to Susan and the rest of the family. Robert taught me so much about research - if it weren't for him, I would not be where I am today. He was incredibly intelligent, analytical, and had tremendous writing skills. More than that, he was a loyal advocate, mentor and friend, and I will forever be grateful for all that he did for me and my family. May our Good Lord bless and comfort you, Susan and Family, during this time of such loss.

Posted by Rick Goeke - Student   March 19, 2017

You will be missed Robert. Thank you for the times working together.

Posted by Murali Shanker - Coworker   March 19, 2017

A good neighbor and a good friend. He will always be missed.

Posted by Mike Bakes - Kent, OH - Friend   March 19, 2017

Susan, Katherine, and Jesse, and family,

My deepest sympathies. Robert was an amazing person, I cherished the time that I spent with Robert and all of the knowledge he shared. He helped me to build an amazing bookcase, which 20 years later is still standing. Every time I pull a book of the shelf, I think of Robert and his wonderful wife Susan.

Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

Love and prayers to all of you.

Mary Broyles (Bruce)

Posted by Mary Broyles (Bruce) - Seminole, FL - Friend   March 19, 2017

Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.

Posted by The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - Kent, OH   March 19, 2017