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Andrew Lock
Andrew Lock
Well Dr. Bob,


Your Goddaughter Lorna won the World Championship of Brasilian Jiu Jitsu for her weight and age. Final years of high school for her now. She is reminded of you, and will honor the intellectual opportunity that is given. Thanx again for your contibution.


Andrew
marian spotswood
marian spotswood
Hi Bob's friends and family, it's great to see the fun pictures of Bob and the doggies. The dogs look really happy. I'm glad. The Christmas cactus idea is great. I passed a long my mother's Christmas cactus to a relative when my mother died in 1973, and the relative still has it. I go by and visit and see the cactus there still. It makes me feel really connected. Thanks for the thought. I still miss seeing Bob at the hospital coming for the deliveries and sharing his wonderful humor. It's great to get an update here at the site. Much love and Happy New Year to all, Marian Spotswood
April Alvarado
April Alvarado
Hello everyone,

Our family is still with Alameda pediatric and it is so hard to walk in knowing that our favorite doctor is not there. We just want to say that we miss him increadibly and he will be in our hearts and in our memories especially our littlest daughter Audrey, he was the the only doctor that got to examine her without any reservation coming from her. He was her doctor and that was it. That you i know that youre one of heavens brightest stars. To his family we loved him like one of our own too.

Love the Alvarado's
Art Lenhardt
Art Lenhardt
Hi, Lela. This is Art, Rosemary's friend.

I still think of Bob and your family which was so wonderful all last year during very rough times. Memories are important to all of us, and these are good memories.

Whenever I pass by Bob's home I notice that his plants are still well-attended. I'm not much of a horticulturist, but it seems the Christmas cactus is pretty pot-bound. So, I had a thought that goes back to my Dad. I still care for a Christmas cactus that he had on our front porch when I was a child (I'm 67). Over the years I have parcelled off pieces of it to friends who knew him and to my children.

I don't know who'd do this or whether you might think it presumptuous of me to suggest, but wouldn't it be great if people who wanted a memory of Bob with them could take a small root cutting from it and put it into a 3" pot and take it home with them? They're pretty hardy (the evidence is that I haven't killed mine yet!) and they should also leave enough so the house still has its own substantial plant.

I don't know what you think of this, but it's just a thought of how to perpetuate the memory of a truly wonderful person and his tremendous family.

My Christmas plant is next to my front porch and I never look at it without thinking of my Dad.

Happy New Year.

Peace.

Art
robbie croce
robbie croce
Hi Betsy,

Not sure if you are still checking this or not. Brian will be spending Thanksgiving with us and we couldn't be more thrilled. Of course our thoughts turn to our dear friend Bob and the first holiday season without him. I know it will be tough on everyone. I would like to wish your family a very happy holiday season, and a healthy, happy New Year. I hope you find peace in the memories of the wonderful man who was your brother.

Best Wishes,

Deryck, Robbie, Bria & Tyler
Diane Puntenney
Diane Puntenney
Hi, Betsy.

Thanks for posting an update on the pups. Bill and I are visiting friends in Minnesota, who met Bob at several July 4th parties at Barnhill. Sharing our memories of him has made it all fresh again, both the laughter and the tears.

I'm glad Sam and Maddie are doing so well, and glad they are bringing you joy and peace of mind.

Diane B-3
lynette ursal
lynette ursal
We saw Dr. Butt's pretty often since I have 3 little ones w/ many appointments. He was always such a joy to see. And always found ways to make my children happy to visit the office. Even if it meant doing hula w/ my two girls. So much fun! We miss seeing him dearly. Much Love and Blessings to his family, friends & loved ones.

http://familyyears.blogspot.com/

the Ursal Family,
Reno&Lynette, Alyssalyn, Reilyn & Noah
robbie croce
robbie croce
Hi Betsy,

I check all the time. I was so happy to hear that Doc's "babies" are doing well and loving their new home. I'm sure that makes him smile. We still miss him terribly. My daughter understands, but my little guy still asks if they will see him when we go to the office. It's heart breaking. I hope you are all finding comfort in family and great memories. He was one in a million!!!

The Wade Family
Liz Williams
Liz Williams
I'm still reading it, Betsy - thanks for updating us about the dogs. I'm glad they're enjoying their new digs and companions.

I think about you and Greg often, and about Bob all the time: how lucky I am to have known him and to have met you two. What a time! Thank you for your lovely, lovely note. I'll be in touch soon - so very swamped at work I'm looking at hiring help.

Lela and I will start working on the book.

Take care -
Sharon Pollard
Sharon Pollard
Dr. Butts was our daughter's doctor from the time she was a baby. In February, we called to schedule Kayley's annual and were told that he unexpectedly retired. I had wondered about him but didn't hear anything. I just found out today that he walked on. He was a wonderful person and a great doctor. Thank you, Dr. Butts, for caring so much for your patients.

Love,
Sharon, Jason & Kayley Pollard
mark bartlett
mark bartlett
I was sad to hear of Bob's death. During our years in Alameda he was a great friend and fantastic mentor to me. Life at Alameda Pediatrics was always more fun when he was around . He was an excellent doctor. It is hard to accept that he is no longer here.

Ann and I will both really miss him. Love, Mark Bartlett
Trish Medina Johnson
Trish Medina Johnson
I know that Bob’s family is extremely grateful to the many people who attended his visitation and mass in Galesburg, IL on August 5th and 6th. The mass was absolutely beautiful and a fitting final tribute to Dr. Bob. It is so obvious by the number of web hits and personal stories about Dr. Bob’s helping others that he truly was a special man.

In response to the several people who have asked how they can donate in Bob’s name, I wanted to present this opportunity. Dr. Bob’s niece, Annie, is running in the Chicago Marathon in October for the American Cancer Society in honor of her uncle’s memory. Please copy and paste this link if you would like to donate in this fashion: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/CharityRunner/CharityRunnerIllinois?px=6257139&pg=personal&fr_id=10773 or you can send a check made out to the American Cancer Society with Annie Butts’ name in the memo line to: American Cancer Society/Charity Runner Program ~ Attn: Bank of America Chicago Marathon ~ 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1210 ~ Chicago, IL 60601.

Trish Media Johnson
Galesburg, IL
April Alvarado
April Alvarado
Hello everyone,

Our family is still with Alameda pediatric and it is so hard to walk in knowing that our favorite doctor is not there. We just want to say that we miss him increadibly and he will be in our hearts and in our memories especially our littlest daughter Audrey, he was the the only doctor that got to examine her without any reservation coming from her. He was her doctor and that was it. That you i know that youre one of heavens brightest stars. To his family we loved him like one of our own too.

Love the Alvarado's
Art Lenhardt
Art Lenhardt
Hi, Lela. This is Art, Rosemary's friend.

I still think of Bob and your family which was so wonderful all last year during very rough times. Memories are important to all of us, and these are good memories.

Whenever I pass by Bob's home I notice that his plants are still well-attended. I'm not much of a horticulturist, but it seems the Christmas cactus is pretty pot-bound. So, I had a thought that goes back to my Dad. I still care for a Christmas cactus that he had on our front porch when I was a child (I'm 67). Over the years I have parcelled off pieces of it to friends who knew him and to my children.

I don't know who'd do this or whether you might think it presumptuous of me to suggest, but wouldn't it be great if people who wanted a memory of Bob with them could take a small root cutting from it and put it into a 3" pot and take it home with them? They're pretty hardy (the evidence is that I haven't killed mine yet!) and they should also leave enough so the house still has its own substantial plant.

I don't know what you think of this, but it's just a thought of how to perpetuate the memory of a truly wonderful person and his tremendous family.

My Christmas plant is next to my front porch and I never look at it without thinking of my Dad.

Happy New Year.

Peace.

Art
Diane Puntenney
Diane Puntenney
Hi, Betsy.

Thanks for posting an update on the pups. Bill and I are visiting friends in Minnesota, who met Bob at several July 4th parties at Barnhill. Sharing our memories of him has made it all fresh again, both the laughter and the tears.

I'm glad Sam and Maddie are doing so well, and glad they are bringing you joy and peace of mind.

Diane B-3
lynette ursal
lynette ursal
We saw Dr. Butt's pretty often since I have 3 little ones w/ many appointments. He was always such a joy to see. And always found ways to make my children happy to visit the office. Even if it meant doing hula w/ my two girls. So much fun! We miss seeing him dearly. Much Love and Blessings to his family, friends & loved ones.

http://familyyears.blogspot.com/

the Ursal Family,
Reno&Lynette, Alyssalyn, Reilyn & Noah
robbie croce
robbie croce
Hi Betsy,

I check all the time. I was so happy to hear that Doc's "babies" are doing well and loving their new home. I'm sure that makes him smile. We still miss him terribly. My daughter understands, but my little guy still asks if they will see him when we go to the office. It's heart breaking. I hope you are all finding comfort in family and great memories. He was one in a million!!!

The Wade Family
mark bartlett
mark bartlett
I was sad to hear of Bob's death. During our years in Alameda he was a great friend and fantastic mentor to me. Life at Alameda Pediatrics was always more fun when he was around . He was an excellent doctor. It is hard to accept that he is no longer here.

Ann and I will both really miss him. Love, Mark Bartlett
Andrew Lock
Andrew Lock
Well Dr. Bob,


Your Goddaughter Lorna won the World Championship of Brasilian Jiu Jitsu for her weight and age. Final years of high school for her now. She is reminded of you, and will honor the intellectual opportunity that is given. Thanx again for your contibution.


Andrew
marian spotswood
marian spotswood
Hi Bob's friends and family, it's great to see the fun pictures of Bob and the doggies. The dogs look really happy. I'm glad. The Christmas cactus idea is great. I passed a long my mother's Christmas cactus to a relative when my mother died in 1973, and the relative still has it. I go by and visit and see the cactus there still. It makes me feel really connected. Thanks for the thought. I still miss seeing Bob at the hospital coming for the deliveries and sharing his wonderful humor. It's great to get an update here at the site. Much love and Happy New Year to all, Marian Spotswood
robbie croce
robbie croce
Hi Betsy,

Not sure if you are still checking this or not. Brian will be spending Thanksgiving with us and we couldn't be more thrilled. Of course our thoughts turn to our dear friend Bob and the first holiday season without him. I know it will be tough on everyone. I would like to wish your family a very happy holiday season, and a healthy, happy New Year. I hope you find peace in the memories of the wonderful man who was your brother.

Best Wishes,

Deryck, Robbie, Bria & Tyler
Liz Williams
Liz Williams
I'm still reading it, Betsy - thanks for updating us about the dogs. I'm glad they're enjoying their new digs and companions.

I think about you and Greg often, and about Bob all the time: how lucky I am to have known him and to have met you two. What a time! Thank you for your lovely, lovely note. I'll be in touch soon - so very swamped at work I'm looking at hiring help.

Lela and I will start working on the book.

Take care -
Sharon Pollard
Sharon Pollard
Dr. Butts was our daughter's doctor from the time she was a baby. In February, we called to schedule Kayley's annual and were told that he unexpectedly retired. I had wondered about him but didn't hear anything. I just found out today that he walked on. He was a wonderful person and a great doctor. Thank you, Dr. Butts, for caring so much for your patients.

Love,
Sharon, Jason & Kayley Pollard
Trish Medina Johnson
Trish Medina Johnson
I know that Bob’s family is extremely grateful to the many people who attended his visitation and mass in Galesburg, IL on August 5th and 6th. The mass was absolutely beautiful and a fitting final tribute to Dr. Bob. It is so obvious by the number of web hits and personal stories about Dr. Bob’s helping others that he truly was a special man.

In response to the several people who have asked how they can donate in Bob’s name, I wanted to present this opportunity. Dr. Bob’s niece, Annie, is running in the Chicago Marathon in October for the American Cancer Society in honor of her uncle’s memory. Please copy and paste this link if you would like to donate in this fashion: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/CharityRunner/CharityRunnerIllinois?px=6257139&pg=personal&fr_id=10773 or you can send a check made out to the American Cancer Society with Annie Butts’ name in the memo line to: American Cancer Society/Charity Runner Program ~ Attn: Bank of America Chicago Marathon ~ 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1210 ~ Chicago, IL 60601.

Trish Media Johnson
Galesburg, IL
marian spotswood
marian spotswood
Hi Bob's friends and family, it's great to see the fun pictures of Bob and the doggies. The dogs look really happy. I'm glad. The Christmas cactus idea is great. I passed a long my mother's Christmas cactus to a relative when my mother died in 1973, and the relative still has it. I go by and visit and see the cactus there still. It makes me feel really connected. Thanks for the thought. I still miss seeing Bob at the hospital coming for the deliveries and sharing his wonderful humor. It's great to get an update here at the site. Much love and Happy New Year to all, Marian Spotswood
Art Lenhardt
Art Lenhardt
Hi, Lela. This is Art, Rosemary's friend.

I still think of Bob and your family which was so wonderful all last year during very rough times. Memories are important to all of us, and these are good memories.

Whenever I pass by Bob's home I notice that his plants are still well-attended. I'm not much of a horticulturist, but it seems the Christmas cactus is pretty pot-bound. So, I had a thought that goes back to my Dad. I still care for a Christmas cactus that he had on our front porch when I was a child (I'm 67). Over the years I have parcelled off pieces of it to friends who knew him and to my children.

I don't know who'd do this or whether you might think it presumptuous of me to suggest, but wouldn't it be great if people who wanted a memory of Bob with them could take a small root cutting from it and put it into a 3" pot and take it home with them? They're pretty hardy (the evidence is that I haven't killed mine yet!) and they should also leave enough so the house still has its own substantial plant.

I don't know what you think of this, but it's just a thought of how to perpetuate the memory of a truly wonderful person and his tremendous family.

My Christmas plant is next to my front porch and I never look at it without thinking of my Dad.

Happy New Year.

Peace.

Art
robbie croce
robbie croce
Hi Betsy,

I check all the time. I was so happy to hear that Doc's "babies" are doing well and loving their new home. I'm sure that makes him smile. We still miss him terribly. My daughter understands, but my little guy still asks if they will see him when we go to the office. It's heart breaking. I hope you are all finding comfort in family and great memories. He was one in a million!!!

The Wade Family
Sharon Pollard
Sharon Pollard
Dr. Butts was our daughter's doctor from the time she was a baby. In February, we called to schedule Kayley's annual and were told that he unexpectedly retired. I had wondered about him but didn't hear anything. I just found out today that he walked on. He was a wonderful person and a great doctor. Thank you, Dr. Butts, for caring so much for your patients.

Love,
Sharon, Jason & Kayley Pollard
Andrew Lock
Andrew Lock
Well Dr. Bob,


Your Goddaughter Lorna won the World Championship of Brasilian Jiu Jitsu for her weight and age. Final years of high school for her now. She is reminded of you, and will honor the intellectual opportunity that is given. Thanx again for your contibution.


Andrew
April Alvarado
April Alvarado
Hello everyone,

Our family is still with Alameda pediatric and it is so hard to walk in knowing that our favorite doctor is not there. We just want to say that we miss him increadibly and he will be in our hearts and in our memories especially our littlest daughter Audrey, he was the the only doctor that got to examine her without any reservation coming from her. He was her doctor and that was it. That you i know that youre one of heavens brightest stars. To his family we loved him like one of our own too.

Love the Alvarado's
robbie croce
robbie croce
Hi Betsy,

Not sure if you are still checking this or not. Brian will be spending Thanksgiving with us and we couldn't be more thrilled. Of course our thoughts turn to our dear friend Bob and the first holiday season without him. I know it will be tough on everyone. I would like to wish your family a very happy holiday season, and a healthy, happy New Year. I hope you find peace in the memories of the wonderful man who was your brother.

Best Wishes,

Deryck, Robbie, Bria & Tyler
lynette ursal
lynette ursal
We saw Dr. Butt's pretty often since I have 3 little ones w/ many appointments. He was always such a joy to see. And always found ways to make my children happy to visit the office. Even if it meant doing hula w/ my two girls. So much fun! We miss seeing him dearly. Much Love and Blessings to his family, friends & loved ones.

http://familyyears.blogspot.com/

the Ursal Family,
Reno&Lynette, Alyssalyn, Reilyn & Noah
Liz Williams
Liz Williams
I'm still reading it, Betsy - thanks for updating us about the dogs. I'm glad they're enjoying their new digs and companions.

I think about you and Greg often, and about Bob all the time: how lucky I am to have known him and to have met you two. What a time! Thank you for your lovely, lovely note. I'll be in touch soon - so very swamped at work I'm looking at hiring help.

Lela and I will start working on the book.

Take care -
mark bartlett
mark bartlett
I was sad to hear of Bob's death. During our years in Alameda he was a great friend and fantastic mentor to me. Life at Alameda Pediatrics was always more fun when he was around . He was an excellent doctor. It is hard to accept that he is no longer here.

Ann and I will both really miss him. Love, Mark Bartlett
Diane Puntenney
Diane Puntenney
Hi, Betsy.

Thanks for posting an update on the pups. Bill and I are visiting friends in Minnesota, who met Bob at several July 4th parties at Barnhill. Sharing our memories of him has made it all fresh again, both the laughter and the tears.

I'm glad Sam and Maddie are doing so well, and glad they are bringing you joy and peace of mind.

Diane B-3
Trish Medina Johnson
Trish Medina Johnson
I know that Bob’s family is extremely grateful to the many people who attended his visitation and mass in Galesburg, IL on August 5th and 6th. The mass was absolutely beautiful and a fitting final tribute to Dr. Bob. It is so obvious by the number of web hits and personal stories about Dr. Bob’s helping others that he truly was a special man.

In response to the several people who have asked how they can donate in Bob’s name, I wanted to present this opportunity. Dr. Bob’s niece, Annie, is running in the Chicago Marathon in October for the American Cancer Society in honor of her uncle’s memory. Please copy and paste this link if you would like to donate in this fashion: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/CharityRunner/CharityRunnerIllinois?px=6257139&pg=personal&fr_id=10773 or you can send a check made out to the American Cancer Society with Annie Butts’ name in the memo line to: American Cancer Society/Charity Runner Program ~ Attn: Bank of America Chicago Marathon ~ 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1210 ~ Chicago, IL 60601.

Trish Media Johnson
Galesburg, IL