Bob Rebo passed away
- The old timers on this list will remember Bob Rebo's name and contribution.
The newer members are not aware of the critical contributions that he made.
Bob and his wife are originally from the US. Bob was stationed in Europe
with the military. He and his wife worked in the family history center
there. He wondered how he could network his family history center like the
visitor centers in SLC, Oakland, Mesa, etc.
He repeatedly contacted SLC but did not receive any help because networks
were not supported, until a person took pity on him calling repeated from
overseas and mentioned the undocumented feature that allowed you to type
Bob then wrote up an explanation of the process that became a great resource
for many centers. The legacy of his drive lettering choices is still seen in
the zip file that is available - pasnet.zip. Prior to that time, we manually
edited numerous files to get family search to work.
Our prayers are for and with his family.
From: rebosonthemove [mailto:rebosonthemove@...]
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 10:59 PM
Subject: Bob Rebo
I know it's been a long time since we've been involved actively with
the group. The Air Force gave Bob a one year assignment in Greece
and then upon his return to Germany we were very involved in
expanding our family with the adoption of a sibling group of three
children from the U.S. this past summer. Stephanie (16), Dakota
(12), and Sunny (9) joined our family this past August.
While we've continued our involvement in doing our own Family History
and I am still the director of the center in Kaiserslautern, we
haven't had time to do much upgrading, etc. Also, the center will be
changing everything soon with the opportunity of going online!
Europe is trying to figure out exactly how, but we should know soon.
But, what I am writing to you about is to let you know that Bob
passed away April 16th. He was diagnosed about 2 weeks earlier with
a brain tumor and we were sent to Walter Reed Medical Center for
testing and treatment. He went without pain and very quickly. A
great blessing for such a diagnosis!
I know he greatly enjoyed his work with you on resolving some of the
challenges of Family History Center software and systems and I
thought you would want to know.