“Party Bob” at the “8 Ball” in AA, Mich. (Nov. 2009)

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you!
Submitted by: Kim Gouin

Bobby Aug 2011

Missing you!
Submitted by: Shelley

The Famous Farrells Ice Cream Parlor

Bob would always get and eat what was called, “The Pig’s Trough!” Then he got to carve his name in it when he was done! And of course he ate it all EVERY time!
Submitted by: Kim Gerber Gouin

Bob’s 11th Birthday

We made a big deal out of birthdays in the Gerber house!
Submitted by: Kim Gerber Gouin

My Big Brother and Me

I am 4 months old and Bob is 6 years old. (1968) Happy birthday, Bob! I miss you like crazy!
Submitted by: Kim Gerber Gouin

I love you Bobby!

Love, Ally
Submitted by: Alyssa

We miss you so much!

Love you!
Submitted by: Shelley

me and Bob standing next to each other at the reunion 1986

My goes heart goes out to your family.

Submitted by: kevin asher

Bob’s trainer at the gym

I only knew Bob for a short time but his kindness, generosity and zest for life definitely showed through right away. I admired him for having so much personal success but remaining very down to Earth and easy to work with. It definitely seems as though the world lost a truly great man and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Bob was better off for it. I am sorry for his family and close friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Submitted by: Tom Pazdernik

From Bob’s Cousin, Lisa

As Bobby’s cousin, I have alot of great childhood memories of our family functions. Although I hadn’t seen Bob in many years I am still in touch with his mom Carol Lou and send my thoughts and prayers to his entire family.

Lisa Schwab

Submitted by: Lisa Schwab

From Cathy Haddad

I am a friend from curves of Bob’s mom, Carol. We are grieving with her and praying for everyone who has endured this great loss. Though I didn’t know Bob personally it is wonderful to hear and read about a man who volunteered his time for the less fortunate. God bless you all..

Submitted by: Cathy Haddad

Our Honeymoon

We have wonderful memories from our honeymoon. We miss you Bobby!
Submitted by: Shelley Gerber

Accomplished man with a huge heart

Dear Carol and Kim,
My heart aches for both of you as well as Bob’s wife and family. I met Bob at your retirement party, Carol. I knew he had traveled across the country to be there for you. I thought what a wonderful man to make time to share in your special event. I enjoyed all the fun stories you used to share about him when we worked together at Salem. He was an accomplished man with a huge heart and you had every right to “brag” about him. Try to hold onto your memories and keep the faith of God’s eternal promise that you will see him again some day.
With deepest sympathy,
Sue Gibson

Submitted by: Sue Gibson

Great Loss to the Immigration Justice Project

Dear Friends,

Bob was an incredibly enthusiastic and helpful member of the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association Immigration Justice Project. He willingly reached out to dozens of his colleagues as part of the Fundraising Committee, and took on direct representation of pro bono clients himself through the Project. We will greatly miss his leadership, enthusiasm and friendship.

To honor Bob’s contributions, we will be creating an award in his honor for the outstanding pro bono attorney of the year. The first annual Robert Gerber Memorial Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by an Individual Attorney will be awarded to a deserving pro bono attorney at our fall event this year.

Ginger Jacobs
Advisory Board of the Immigration Justice Project

Submitted by: Ginger Jacobs


I had the honor and pleasure to know Bob in high school. During our junior and senior years we worked together on the Satellite our schools yearbook! Our senior year Bob was Editor-in-Cheif. Putting together the larest single yearbok in the state of Michigan with 392 pages our senior year.

The job was not easy, However with Bob as our leader it got done! When Bob asked you just could not say NO so a few of us spent many a weekend, and Christmas and Easter vacations doing the job! Bob made every minute of it fun! I still remember it like it was yesterday!

Bob and I were good friends and I loved him dearly! I had the honor to be asked to our senior prom by him!

Sadly that was not to happen, Bob got pretty sick toward the end of our senior year so he was unable to attend! He felt so bad he asked his friend Patt to take me! At our 30th reunion I had the pleasure of meeting his beauiful wife Shelley They were so happy and just perfect for each other! My husband Greg and Bob and Shelly laughed about our memory of not being able to go to prom, We decided that Bob and I should have our “prom dance” at the reunion. I was so happy and so very greatful to Shelley for allowing that to happen! Now more than ever! Thankyou again Shelley!

Bob was truly one of kind man! I am honored and proud to have known him and call him my friend!
I will miss you!

My thoughts and prayers are with the Gerber family! Godspeed all of you!
Love, Penny

Class of 1980 John Glenn High School

Submitted by: Penny Green (Martinez)

One heck of a dancer

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Bob and Shelley dance at our 2008 Del Mar Office Holiday Party. The two of them were amazing out there on that floor and Bob was the life of the party (as usual, so I’m told) . . . . before anyone knew it, half the office was line dancing!! That is how I will remember Bob.
Submitted by: Jodi Thomas