Robert (Bob)’s Story
In early 2018, Bob noticed some increasing chest pain and difficulty swallowing.  Various tests, etc., at Scripps San Diego eventually led to a diagnosis of Stage IIIa invasive adenocarcinoma - esophageal cancer.  Bob began chemo/radiation treatment on March 1 for 5 weeks, with plans to remove the tumors via surgery in mid April.  

This site will keep the progress updated, with journal entries by Bob, Brian (son), Stephen (son) maybe even Ayse.  We really appreciate any and all words of support,  encouragement, advice, prayers, positive thoughts and more!

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Journal entry by Brian Underhill

Memorial service for Bob Underhill to be held at the Underhill music studio he built for Ayse.  We plan for a few speeches, music, open mic comments and more.  We'll then enjoy a catered Turkish meal after.   

Bob supported many charities during his life.  In lieu of flowers, he would welcome donations to the Sierra Club, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, San Diego Opera, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, and the California State Railroad Museum.

Nothing too formal - Casual attire is acceptable.  All are welcome!    

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Sat, 9/22
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