On a personal note; one time during a deep discussion (probably about Notre Dame football) I mentioned that my parents were probably looking down from heaven in astonishment that their son was a friend of a bishop. He said, with that wonderful smile of his that " My folks are probably looking down in astonishment that their son is a bishop. Please remember Bishop Bob in your prayers and his brother, Father Marty.
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. Rest in Peace.