Bob's wife, Beth, contacted me today to give me the sad news that Bob McCurdy passed away from prostate cancer on October 22, 2012. Bob's diaplay name at Slotblog was rdmac.
Bob was one of the earliest members of Slotblog, having joined the forum on February 16, 2006. He was member number 6. By search I found that he made his last post on March 21 of last year.
Here's Bob's obituary:
McCURDY, Robert, 58, of Everett, formerly of Malden. Entered Eternal Rest October 22, 2012. Devoted husband of Beth McCurdy. Beloved father of Hannah McCurdy and Matthew McCurdy. Loving son of Norma (Cronin) and the late William “Mac” McCurdy. Dear brother of William McCurdy, Jr. & Linda Wheeler, James & Kathy McCurdy, Thomas McCurdy, John & Patty McCurdy, Cathy & Barry Stafford, and Marcia & Valence Mitchell. Adored uncle of many nieces and nephews. Services at the Goldman Funeral Chapel 174 Ferry Street, (off Route 60) MALDEN on Tuesday October 23 at 12:30 PM. Interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Following the interment condolence calls may be made at Anthony’s of Malden 105 Canal St. Malden, then continuing at the Residence Inn 300 Presidential Way, Woburn Wednesday & Thursday from 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Boston Prostate Cancer Walk 225 Cedar Hill St. Suite 200 Marlborough, MA 01752, www.bostonpcwalk.org.
I never got the opportunity to meet Bob, though we exchanged many a PM and email.
RIP, Bob. You will not be forgotten.