Running with the Demon
Piercing blue eyes.
Dressed in jeans and blue work shirts.
A rock solid citizen of Hopewell, and friend to everyone living there.
Before his retirement Robert had worked at Midwest Continental Steel for thirty years6Running with the Demon – p 23; the last ten years as a foreman.7Running with the Demon – p 24 Served in the Korean War.8Running with the Demon – p 23
He had worked for the Jaycees, the United Way, the Cancer Fund and the Red Cross, assisting with their fund-raising efforts. He had been a member of the Kiwanis, the Moose and the VFW. A member of the First Congregational Church and had been a trustee and deacon until after his daughter died.9Running with the Demon – p 24
His father had been a farmer and owned a farm in Yorktown.10Running with the Demon – p 26
Drove a weathered Ford pickup.12Running with the Demon – p 34
Bob was part of the union crowd.13Robert Freemark, Al Garcia, Mel Riorden, Derry Howe, Richie Stoudt, Penny Williamson, Mike Michaelson, Junior Elway and one or two others formed the Union Crowd. They would gather at Josie’s each day.