Robert

July 17, 1945 ~ April 20, 2020

Born in: Philadelphia, PA
Resided in: Greece, NY

Robert E. Doran “Bob” R2D2

 

 

Greece:  Unexpected heart attack, died April 20, 2020 in his 75th year in his home. Diagnosed with Alzheimer he put up a valiant fight for five years. Born in Philidelphia PA July 17 1945. Lived in Cleveland OH. Attended Our Lady of Good Council Grade School and St. Ignatius High School. Football scholarship to Xavier University in Cincinnati OH where he received his Bachelors in physics and applied

mathmatics. Bob had a 37-year-Eastman Kodak career in Rochester NY while continuing his education and achieving his Masters at the University of Rochester. He worked at Kodak Park as a film engineer.

 

Best friend and will be forever missed by wife Rita Marie of 29 years, daughters, Kelly (Brett) Williams and Kim (Tom ) Boedicker; sons ,  Scott (Gina) and  Partick (Donna); grandchildren Joe (Mary), Anna, Jane, Lily, Scarlett, Aryanna, Anthony, Daisy and Dominic; brother, Daryl (Annette) , and Patricia, the mother of his children. He leaves sadly behind over 100 numerous Kauff mans : sisters-in-law, brother s-in -law, nieces, nephews, cousins. Dearest friends and loved by so many golfers, darts, fishing, baseball and bowling leagues.

 

The world will never be the same. He was the best Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brot her -in-law, Friend. Bob continued his passion for science by volunteering for Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials both at the Cleveland Clinic and at the University of Rochester .

 

Bob’s Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

An “act of kindness” and a “pay it forward” would be Bob’s wishes. His last words on earth was THANK YOU.  For more information or to sign Bob’s online guestbook, please visit meesonfamily.com.

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  1. Rita – I was saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Although it’s been years, I remember well working with him (and you) in B-30. I know you have been a loving caregiver for the last few years. May he now rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to you and all of Bob’s family.

  2. Rita and family,
    Sorry to hear about Bob. The last time we met was at Ridgemont CC.
    He was a great guy! May God Bless him and comfort you and the family!
    Love, Nancy and Jack

  3. Bob, Over three decades of friendship leaves a treasure of wonderful memories. They will keep you close in our hearts in this lifetime…until we meet again. You blessed our lives dear friend. You were always one of the “good guys”, and we were so grateful to have you in our lives. We will love you always, and we’ll take good care of Rita until you can hold her close once again.

  4. You were a good friend and a great work associate. I recall how easy you were to talk to when I needed an ear. Thanks for being you.

  5. Over three decades of friendship leaves a treasure of wonderful memories. They will keep you close to heart in this lifetime – until we meet again. You blessed our lives dear friend, and Emma, Sam, and I will always be grateful to have known one of the “good guys”. We’ll take good care of Rita, until you can hold her close once again. Rest easy now, no more struggle.

  6. Rita
    Ginny and I are sorry for your loss. Bob was a really special person to me so many years ago at Kodak. We spent a lot of time together and his thoughts and advice were always valued. I feel blessed to have known him.
    May he Rest In Peace and May God bless you

  7. Rita,
    It’s with heartfelt sorrow that I express my sincerest condolences. I was stunned at the news, and vividly remember the laughter Bob brought to the Kodak lunches when I attended a few years back. He will be truly missed by many, and may God hold him in the palm of His hand while comforting you during this difficult time.

  8. Rita says, your last words were ” Thank YOU “.
    WE would also like to Thank You ” Bobo ” for taking care and loving our sister Rita Marie for the last Thirty Years.
    God Bless You my Friend … Enjoy that Glass of Scotch and Cigar. YOU EARNED IT.
    Bob Bob Bob … Bob Bob Doran …

  9. Rita, Jean and I were shocked to hear of Bob’s passing. You are in our prayers during this very difficult time. We have so many great memories of our friendship. Couples golf, dinner at Agatina’s, and who could forget at Char Broil (2 broiled chicken sandwiches please). Many rounds of golf at Lake Shore. Bob was truly one of the best managers I worked with at Kodak. RIP our friend!

    Tom & Jean. JAX FL

  10. Your last words were THANK YOU, buy the thanks belongs to us. You were the most special person in our sister’s life. Thank you for treating Rita like a queen that she is. We are here for her and will take care of her the best we can, without you. RIP my friend and brother-in-law. See you on the other side someday.

  11. Our dear friend Rita and family,
    Our hearts are broken and feel so bad that we can’t be with you. The picture of Bob is beautiful and he most certainly loved his hats. Our love and prayers are with you. You were a wonderful wife & best friend. Love you

  12. Joan and I are so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We’ll always remember the good times both at work and at the southern tier golf outings. Bob was always fun to be around and treated everyone with a caring heart and respect. Rita-God bless you and your family..

  13. Loved having breakfast with you for so many years at Saki’s The two mom’s and us we were a team

    Deb and Dan

  14. Bob thank you was your last words on earth well Bob thank you for being you a very good Brother in law took care of Rita loving her Rita taking care of you you were the Perfect Couple may you rest in peace Bob have a couple scotches with my mom and dad up there in heaven you will be sorely missed love you Patty and Al

  15. Gail and I were so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. He was such a great person and friend. Always had a smile and just fun to be around whether back in the Kodak days, on the golf course, or at a party. He will surely be missed. Rita, sending you much love and support.

  16. Rita,
    We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob always looked forward to Saturday morning golf followed by lunch with Rick and Ed. Wishing you peace at this time of sorrow.

  17. Rita, We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I’m grateful that we had a chance a few years ago to get together and that Rosa got to meet Bob. Even though he wasn’t feeling well then, he still had that awesome smile and sense of humor. I told Rosa what I remember about Bob was that he was “just a really good guy!”
    May God Bless and comfort you during this time in your life! We love you Rita bug!
    Carl & Rosa

  18. Got to know Bob Well as My Unit Manager at Eastman Kodak Company. Bob was Great at what he did, well liked, well informed and a Huge Asset to the Company! A True Competitor,(especially on the Golf Course) and True Athlete! Bob will truly be missed. Our Prayers to Rita & Bob’s Family! May he Rest In Peace!!! 🙏😢

  19. Rita, I’m so very sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great guy and you were a great couple. I have many memories of our times in Building 30, parties at your house and chatting with you at a local restaurant. There was no doubt you continued to have a loving relationship, filled with laughter and spirit.

    His spirit will continue to live on through you and his family. It’s so sad to lose a loved one, but I’m thankful you had a good life together and have memories that will stay with you until you meet again.

    My thoughts are with you and your family. May he Rest In Peace. He will never be forgotten.

  20. I had the honor of working for Bob in Bldg 29 at Kodak for several years…always a nice guy, caring for his people. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. To his lovely wife Rita and family, my condolences…

  21. Hearing that his last words were “thank you” comes as no surprise. I always knew Bob as a very kind gentleman. Grateful for everything he had in life and a pleasure to be around. God rest his gentle soul.

  22. Our sincere condolences, Rita. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We had such good times. We miss those days. Bob was a great guy. Love, Nancy and Rod❤

  23. Rita, you have my deepest sympathies.
    I worked with Bob in Bldg 29 in 90-91 and always enjoyed knowing him.
    So sorry to learn of his passing.
    My prayers are with you that you might find strength in the good memories you may have of Bob.
    With all sincerity

    David

  24. Rita, I am so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. He was one of the good guys, and I was fortunate to have known him. You were a wonderful couple and your memories will comfort you in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Rita – we are so sorry to hear this news. We can’t even count the fun and crazy times we spent together that go back over three decades! Bonus Day parties, golf, our wedding, just all kinds of memories. I’m glad I got to see you two a year ago and we will pray for your peace. Sending all our love my friend!!

  26. Rita I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a terrific guy and I am so happy to have known him. You were a terrific couple and I know all your memories will sustain you.

  27. Rita , so sorry to hear the news about Bob. Was fortunate to have him as my unit manager in 14 room for a time. Bob was always kind and easy to talk to about anything and fair to people as a person and unit manager. Always enjoyed working for Bob. Know I haven’t seen you in a while but always valued your friendship. Please accept my condolences, my thoughts and prayers go out to both you and Bob’s families. May Bob rest in peace.

  28. Truly one of the nice guys I knew from golf. I’m sure where he is now he’ll have many holes-in-one. My condolences to to his family.

  29. Tom and I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. As you know, he was one of my best friends during our time at Kodak. Bob enjoyed helping others and mentoring whenever he could. I benefited while attending RIT. I always had homework questions and Bob was quick to help with answers and explanations. May knowing how special he was to others help you through this difficult time. You were truly the love of his life. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. 💞🙏💐 Janet and Tom Ouimet

  30. Dearest Rita,
    Brownlee and I are so heartbroken to hear of Bob’s passing. He was such a wonderful teddy bear of a man! I agree with many who have posted here that he was easily one of the best managers I ever worked for in my 28 years at Kodak: knowledgeable, supportive, empathetic with a great sense of humor. I’ll ever forget his grin, and I’ll never forget him and how perfect you two were for each other. Stay strong and know that you’re in our thoughts.
    Sending many virtual hugs, Kim

  31. Rita,
    I’m very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Jackie and I were shocked to hear about it. He was such a great guy and fine gentleman during my contacts with him throughout the years at Kodak. A friendly, upstanding and easy to work with as an engineer and manager. He will be sadly missed. Our prayers and heartfelt regards go to you and his whole family.

  32. Rita, So sorry about Bob’s passing. Take comfort in knowing how much he loved you. My thoughts are with you and his family and all the Kauffmans.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  33. Kelly ,Greg and I are so sorry for your loss our love and prayers are with you , and your family always ❤️

  34. Rookie says.. It was great working with Bob. Rita , you seemed to make his life brighter and happier. He will be missed.. Those were the good days at Kodak. Take care.. Rookie

  35. Rita, I grew up with him and got old with him. I never stopped, and will not stop loving him. Love to you and all my nieces and nephews.

  36. Rita,
    We are so sorry to hear about Bob. There are so many great things we could say about Bob starting with working with him way back in Glass Plate Manufacturing in Building 49 at Kodak. The last being the Super Bowl party at your house this year. There are so many golf and party stories that Bob was a big part of. It was an honor to be both his partner and opponent in golf over the years and we always had fun. He was a great guy and will be missed by all the people who knew him.
    Tom and Bobbie

  37. Bob was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and will always remember him fondly. Every time I swing my 7 and 9 woods, I will think of him as he made them for me..and they happen to be my favorite clubs. ❤️

  38. Rita – So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We knew he wasn’t in the best of health these past few years. Thinking now of all the fun times we had over the years. Our golf trips to Wellsboro and our many Christmas parties are great memories to enjoy. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad and difficult time. Dave and Deanna Mariani

  39. Just a great human being. I knew him well in high school and continued to follow him through the years. All of us will deeply miss him. I am sure he rests in peace. We are spreading the information in Cleveland so all that knew him will have the opportunity to remember him and recall happy memories when he was part of our lives.

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