I love you Robert and I will miss u more than words can say.
I never had the privilege to meet Robert, but I wish I could have. I grew up watching the Static Shock cartoon, and then I just found the milestone comics. They are the best comics in the world, nothing else comes close. I just wanted to pay tribute to one of the best comic writers of our time, may he rest in peace.
Static, and the characters in that book, gave me superheroes I could relate to. In a very real sense they made me feel like I could be a superhero too. They were there when I needed them, and for plenty of other people too.
Thank you, Mr. Washington. I'm sorry we weren't there for you when you needed us. I wish I'd learned to think about the people behind my heroes sooner in life.
Thinking of Bob and everyone who loved him...
I wish Robert could know how many people have come together to honor his memory and celebrate his life. And how he moved his fans, friends and peers to help other comic creators in need by supporting the Hero Initiative in his name.
My deep condolences to Robert's family, from whom he was separated for so long. I don't know about your personal struggles, but hope Robert's memorial offers you an opportunity for resolution, healing and peace.
Know that for each fan, friend or comics industry colleague attending Robert's memorial there are many more who are with you in spirit. Although we cannot join you in person, we also honor Robert and will hold memories of him in our hearts.
Unfortunately, I only had the opportunity to meet Bob once (and liked him very much), but of course, I'd known him for years through his writing. I'm grateful to have had the chance to tell him how much I enjoyed his work, and I wish there could have been opportunities for more, both personally and professionally.
A very talented man who left us far too soon, but his memory and his work will live on.
My sincere condolences to Bob's family.
Dr Peter Vanden Bosch
In the dim memories of a fellow Roeperian, we knew each other, but slightly. You were older, we didn't have the same friends, or the same interests. But because Roeper was Roeper, we knew each other by name, to speak to when we passed. I can only hope whatever adventures you then hoped your life held for you aren't fully over.
Robert's work helped so many kids and truly inspired me so much. My deep condolences to his family.
I respected and loved your work.
Condolences and Prayers to the family.
Mr Washington brought so many people a great deal of enjoyment, intelligence and humanity.
My sympathies to his family.
my eldest and my only son you were loved so much by all your family my prayers were alaways with you for i knew you would do great things. god called much to soon but you left many blessings with us to keep. you left many memories with your family. you did not got to know your sister lorie's sons or lesley's daughter and the two grandaughters she has also betty has four daughters also one grandson. remember O.C. Smith (he sang little green apples) he alaways said see the tree how big it grows well the fun times we had with him. I truly miss you but the memories will alaways be us all. rest well God is keeping you safe. much love MOM
May Robert Lee Washington III rest in peace. He was a great talent who deserved more recognition and a better life than what he faced. May his life cause us to be more compassionate to each other. I thank the Hero Initiative for helping make Robert's life better. May his memory be for a blessing.
LORIE J WASHINGTON
TO MY BIG BROTHER,YOU WERE MISSED LONG BEFORE YOU PASSED AWAY.WE WERE ONLY 11 MONTHS APART.I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HURT!!!!WE LOST OUR GRANDMOTHER ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO.SHE PASSED LONGING TO SEE MY BROTHER!!!WE DID TRY TO FIND HIM.HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE FOUND.ROBERT WAS DIFFERENT THAN MOST WE GROW UP WITH.HE WAS TEASED AS A KID.MOST PLAYED BALL OR RAN THE STREETS.NOT MY BROTHER!!!!HE WAS A BOOK WORM.HE LOVED COMICS!!I REMEMBER AS A KID.WE WENT TO CAMP ONE YEAR.MY AGE GROUP WENT BIKE RIDING.HIS WENT HORSE BACK RIDING.AS WE STOPPED AT THE ROAD,I SAW MY BOTHER IN A AMBULANCEZ.I STARTED TO CRY AND DIDN'T STOP UNTIL THEY BROUGHT HIM BACK TO CAMP. I WAS SO GLAD TO SEE HIM!!!!!I GRABBED HIM AND HUGGED HIM TIGHT!!!HE WASN'T SO HAPPY.THEY HAD TOLD HIM THAT I WAS VERY UPSET AND CRYING OVER HIM!!!!NOW THAT HE'S NOT COMING BACK I HAVE A VOID TO FILL!!!!MY OLDEST SON LOOKS LIKE MY BROTHER I TEASE HIM ALL THE TIME I TELL HIM YOU EVEN SMELL LIKE MY BROTHER!!!!!!MY BROTHER HAD A FUNNY SMELL IN HIS HEAD. I TELL MY SON COME HERE LET ME SMELL YOU!!!!I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH REST IN PEACE LOVE ALWAYS LORIE AKA ROBERT WASHINGTON'S SISTER!!!!!!FOR ALWAYS