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Robert A. Siegel Hollywood, Florida passed away March 10, 2019 loyal brother, loving friend excellent obituary written

Updated on March 19, 2019




Robert A. Siegel passes away. Now what do we do with that? It's so sad, yes, my brother passing away. He was well liked, funny, upbeat, knew everything about sports trivia but was unfortunate enough to have contracted several illnesses that stopped him in his tracks. He was a lovely man, a good brother and very fun to converse with. Now his voice is silent and his body lays still. The family mourns,

I decided to write the obituary and send it on its way. This is what I came up with:

Robert A. Siegel, 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness. He will be remembered as a good brother, a devoted son and a loyal friend to all that knew him. He always had something to say about what was going on in the news, on television or on the Internet but his specialty was sports trivia. He knew all the teams, who was playing, who retired and who played what. You could always ask him any question about sports and he'd know it. Robert was a kind person and always had a good attitude and was ready to tell you a joke or some trivia he'd heard or read. He had a kind heart and would take you to dinner at the drop of a hat, or drive you anywhere you needed to go. He loved cars and watched all the shows on restoring them. He was loved by his family and remembered as the oldest of 4 siblings. He leaves behind his brother Neil R. Siegel and two sisters, Diane Siegel-Caputi and Leslie Siegel-Hauser. His mother was Lenore K. Siegel (Nee Korenman), an opera singer/concert pianist; father Irwin M. Siegel, Lace manufacturer, who preceded him in death. May he reside in our minds and our hearts. He is with the angels now. No pain, no circus, no tears...

Guest Book

My brother-in-law Robert never complained ever, despite his numerous, lengthy, overwhelming and ultimately fatal illnesses... Not even once. I was lucky enough to speak with him almost everyday, and our conversations were happy and cheerful and always went back to current events or Sports, which he loved.
Robert was a kind, gentle, beautiful soul and it was a privilege to be his friend. I will miss you, and will remember you always.
Vaya con dios, Robbo!

Steve Caputi

March 11, 2019 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Family

On behalf of his Skylemar family, we send warm thoughts and heartfelt condolences to Robert's family. He will be missed by many.

Neil: You have inspired us by your demonstration of care and friendship for your brother no matter the circumstance. Robert was indeed blessed to have you in his life. We're glad he was a part of of ours as well.

Arleen & Shep

March 11, 2019 | Baltimore, MD | Friend

So sorry for your loss.

Greg Arruda

March 11, 2019 | Bristol, RI | Friend

I remember Robert and Neil at Camp Skylemar. I was a camper there for many years and they used to visit. Robert always had something to say. He was a ball of energy. We all enjoyed having both brothers visit. I know they were very close. Blessings out to Robert and his family in this time of grief. Robert is an angel now, with your mom and your father watching us now. Be faithful to God and know he has a place already for Robert in the Kingdom.

Chuck Lowry

March 10, 2019 | Denver, CO | Acquaintance

My wife, Leslie Siegel-Hauser, always spoke very highly of Robert. Rest in Peace Brother in Law, thoughts and prayers from both of us.

Lewis Hauser

March 10, 2019 | Albuquerque, NM | Family

Rest in Peace

Laura Coratti

March 10, 2019 | Point Pleasant Boro, NJ | Acquaintance

Rest in peace, dear Robert, beloved by your family.

March 10, 2019

I will always be a real friend and in my heart. I am here for you, always, whether on FB, in person, or partnered in entertainment, keeping love in motion, from all of us @gemStar

Randy Scott Decker-Ciresi

March 10, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ | Acquaintance

My heartfelt condolences to the Siegel family. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

March 10, 2019

You Now Resident in Our Fathers Grand Halls... What's it like?

Jeffrey Ringelholtz

March 10, 2019 | New Holland, UK | Friend

He was a good and kind brother to me. We always had so much to say to each other. RIP Bob.

Leslie Siegel

March 10, 2019 | Albuquerque, NM | Sister

It's written very well, even some responses. But how did I do that? It's not easy. You have to be focused and just free style the obit and then chop it down to a few paragraphs. It's not easy to write. And I am devastated that I didn't have a chance to say goodbye to dear Brother Robert AKA Bob.

He was unique. He had a strong personality. He loved cars and owned a few. People spoke highly of him. So first is to make sure the obit is going to appeal to a universal crowd reading. Can't be too long, yet it has to have some meat to it. It should make people shed a tear as mine did.

After many years of estrangement, my family began to call me and praise my writing of this obit our our brother and friend. Facebook was buzzing about it. It takes creativity, focus and life experience, even if you didn't know the person you are writing about. Get to the core of that person, in this case, my wonderful brother.

Finally, put your own heart into the writing. Relax and just flow and edit later. Only say positive things, don't get wordy and by all means, don't be preachy, but mention that "Robert is in a better place now!" It gets easier as I started to come to the end of writing it. I thought of my family, his friends, relatives and Facebook peekers reading it ... I wanted to do my brother right. He was a good man and deserved it.

I wrote my mothers obit and my husband's brother's obit too. So I've gained experience with obits. You have to remain impartial and kind. Good luck and if someone you knows passes and they deserve an obit, just write it. Look how well I did.



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