Memorial Book for Robert Henry Fauer

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  1. Dear Robert,
    Ralph and I always enjoyed your company, You were a lovely, patient man, and will be missed by many.
    May you Rest in Peace! Gloria & Ralph Perna

  2. Dear Robert,
    Ralph and I always enjoyed your company. You were a lovely, patient man, and will be missed by many.
    May you rest in peace! Gloria & Ralph Perna

  3. Sleep in paradise Robert it was fun hanging with u for the last few months. I remembered u always singing u r my sunshine.. see u in paradise.

  4. Dear Cousin Robert, you were a wonderful husband to Estelle and father to Edith. I know you were also fine stepfather and step grandfather. I hope you spend time with Alvin and Blanche and all the other family members in the hereafter. It was great knowing you. Love, Cousin Pam

  5. My dear Robert
    Where did my Robbie go? This was not the man I fell in love with 27 years ago the day we met. So hard to describe the disease that took him away from me little bits at a time. It’s not until one lives daily with an Alzheimer victim can you truly realize how tragic and bizarre life can be.
    I was angry, I was confused, I was the victim of this disease too. I realize now that I never gave up and that sitting beside him in that hospital room, all I could reflect on was the wonderful life we had together.
    Robert Fauer was truly my hero. From the day we met we were inseparable. We did everything together. He was the most amazing man I have ever known. He was so easygoing, and kind. He was my soulmate. I could not believe how much we had in common and our likes, values and interests were so similar.
    There was not one thing that this man could not do. He had golden or should I say platinum hands. If he was not sure how to build something he read books on it and created a masterpiece.
    His love for music and art was amazing. We spend numerous hours visiting every museum and art gallery. When we vacationed, you would never find us sitting on a beach. We browsed through every antique shop, thrift shop and flea market we could find. We loved to stroll through towns and malls. I had to drag him out of the mall. Hey ladies could you beat that?
    Robert was also an avid reader. He had hundreds of books on science, art, medicine, history, psychology, human nature and the English language was his favorite. He collected dictionaries, poetry, English phases, famous speeches. In fact when he worked at Grumman he would spend his lunchtime studying the English language. He had so many books he built the most beautiful custom book cases to hold them.
    His love for music and art was insatiable. While I was in my office working on my computer he would be listening to some of his hundreds of CD’s and reading his cherished books. And then he started playing the harmonica. He took it everywhere and people would stand around and clap. In fact strangely, the further his dementia progressed, his harmonica quality increased. Robert was also an artist, had an excellent singing voice and was a great dancer.
    I am totally overwhelmed over the amount of comments people have sent to me of how kind, gentle, caring and talented Robert was. He touched so many hearts and I was so proud to be his love.
    I will miss him dearly. Our daughters and grandchildren will remember all the wonderful times they had. He was their Pop Pop. He will forever be in theirs hearts too. How lucky they were to have him.
    It is with such sadness I have to say goodbye to you my darling Robert. You were my rock. I will miss you so.

  6. Robert
    I think he liked remembering
    The kind and gentle things
    Walking through the Bronx Park Zoo
    Flying kites on strings

    With boxes full of raisins
    We’d go upon our walks
    And with good information
    He would infuse our talks

    He understood how most things worked
    From books and magazines
    He built fine model airplanes
    And pumped iron in his teens

    A grave misfortune in his youth
    Left him battle scarred
    But even this sore trial
    Didn’t make him hard

    Right from the beginning
    He was there for me
    Being everything and more
    A big brother should be

    How invaluable was
    The knowledge he imparted
    Telling time, tying shoes
    How the world got started

    It was said he had
    A reading disability
    But this did not prevent him
    From reading books to me

    Popular Mechanics was
    This young machinist’s beacon
    Science was his passion
    And never did that weaken

    Life was somewhat stressful
    Up in Oakland Place
    But Robert never lost his wits
    He handled all wth grace

    Together we’d watch Rawhide
    And The Twilight Zone
    The space age was then dawning
    And progress set the tone

    But time did not stand still
    Quite soon he found employment
    He bought a sky blue Chevy
    Which gave us great enjoyment

    He took me to the beach
    Bought my first comic book
    And a piano music box
    He gave and never took

    He brought into that tenement
    A sense of joy and whimsy
    And nothing he constructed
    Was ever weak or flimsy

    The Purple People Eater
    The Turkish March and more
    Jazz and Rock and Roll
    How he loved the record store

    Every wholesome pleasure
    And none other did he crave
    He had a noble spirit
    And was also very brave

    His kindness and true common sense
    I never will forget
    It gave some balance to that place
    Of quarrels and regret

    It seems the time we have on earth
    Is very short indeed
    But Robert did all that he could
    To nurture every seed

    He leaves a loving family
    Who will miss him every day
    This Brother, Father, lover, friend
    Excelled in every way

    I hope he’s walking now
    Though a green and leafy wood
    A paradise of nature
    For one so dear and good

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